Wednesday, January 27, 2010

abc wednesday - B is for "berries"



When I was down in Virginia recently, it was
VERY cold—which made waking up to the sight 
of this beautiful little holly tree 
right outside my window even more special.

[See how others interpreted "B" here.]

12 comments:

  1. Hollies, New York, a stuttering alphabet, dancing; are we on a theme?

    Those holly berries look like just the breakfast for local birds. Hmm. Local birds—see above under dancer.

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  2. Holly tree, one of my favorite spot of color and light during Winter, along with a blooming "laurier tin" (viburnum tinus) or "jasmin d'hiver (this one I don't know the official name !)....
    I love your picture !!

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  3. Mighty pretty! I love holly.

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  4. Holly is excellent for brightening up a dreary day, isn't it? Nice capture, too!

    On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week. :)

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  5. The saying, "Bright as a button," could be replaced with, "Bright as a berry." Very cheery, Alexa!

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  6. Beautiful capture! Love those red berries! Makes such a bright and beautiful spot in a cold, gray world!
    Have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  7. Boffo berries - bright and beautiful.

    Ramblin' with Roger

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  8. I love these bright berries!
    a perfect Winter antidote & B post as well.

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  9. Hmm, bright berries. But, why didn't you post Brandy or bottles, or booze from yesterday's store??? I need a drink, not fruit!

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  10. Thanks, all!

    TG -- wow—an oldie but goodie from "my era." Gotta love those puffy sleeves (or not).

    Marylene -- apparently, the common name is another latin name: laurustinus (but we just call it a holly tree).

    Chuck -- if only they were juniper berries—then we could make some gin. Cheers!

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  11. BTW, Chuck -- your timing is impeccable. That photo wasn't actually supposed to show up until 2/1 (and it will then). Just had Verizon Fios installed: It's supposed to be lightning-quick but so far it's about half as fast as it was before. Gotta do something about that.

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