The shyness of berries

Berries are notoriously shy.

Strawberries, bashful to the point that the whole fruit is constantly red, peek out from under their large leaves and don’t really like to be seen.

Blueberries are tiny little things, blue like the underside of their tiny little leaves to hide themselves better.

Raspberries and blackberries are less shy, but still have an array of defence systems to protect them – not least important the thickly spread tangle of thorns that snag your skin as you try to reach them.

These were different berries (with some flowers) whose name I don’t know, but, as all other berries, were cowering under their plant, praying no one would see them.



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