Huckleberry bushes are loaded with blossoms this year.

Huckleberries, wild blueberries, are prized by pretty much everyone. Birds love the berries, as do four-legged animals like Deer. Two-legged animals - humans - love them too. This spring the bushes are absolutely load with beautiful white blossoms - they obviously loved all the rain we received this winter. Hall Kelley recently photographed one branch, saying the blossoms looked like a string of pearls.

If you note which bushes are laden, it's easier to find the ripe berries beginning in August. The berries are either dark blue or black. Here is a photo of mine showing the first huckleberries ripening. The green ones will continue to ripen through September, October and even November.

I call huckleberries "Mother Nature's antioxidant pill." They are rather tart, but delicious. I put them in sourdough pancakes - delish!

Thanks to Hall for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

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