Bits from our trip

We had an eventful trip overnight to Yosemite yesterday and here are a few photos. One of the things that was interesting was to harvest some wild elderberries. I have been looking for them because it’s been said that my little king bird likes them in their diet. I like elderberry jelly as well so here they were all ripe and ready for the eating! Or at least so I thought! A word of warning… cook the berries first and only have a few and DO NOT eat any of the stems. My mother and I both did and suffered from mild cyanide poisoning 🙁

Wild Elderberry

7 thoughts on “Bits from our trip

  • September 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm
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    What great work! The berries and the colorful water subjects are really nice photographs!

  • September 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm
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    Wow, awesome work, Eloine. Wonderful!

  • September 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm
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    Simply stunning, Eloine. All very lovely, but the berries are my favorite. Sorry you got sick. Hope all is well now.

  • September 26, 2011 at 9:34 pm
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    I had always thought elderberries were edible! It’s been awhile since I’ve been THAT sick – just wanted to invert my stomach. I guess they are okay if you cook them.

  • September 26, 2011 at 9:40 pm
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    Another amazing photo adventure. Hope you are feeling better

  • September 26, 2011 at 9:57 pm
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    Those are some very beautiful photos! Please be more careful though eating wild food, I do not have enough friends as it is, hate to lose two at once because of berries 😉

  • September 26, 2011 at 10:16 pm
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    Wow Eloine! These photos came out great! Thanks for the warning about the elderberries — hopefully none of us make that mistake now. I’m looking into heading to Yosemite October 20th weekend to do some autumn color photography, if you or anyone else is interested.

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