For The Birds

© Jean B. Hall

For The Birds

Uploaded: October 10, 2008

Description

Each year, the berries on the rowan tree (also called the mountain ash or dogberry tree), put on an eye-catching display that attracts blackbirds, waxwings, crossbills, and many other types of birds. In fact, part of the Latin name of the European rowan (sorbus aucuparia) means “bird catching.” Rowan berries can be made into human food and drink, as well – including brandy, wine, ale, and jams and jellies that purportedly make delicious glazes for venison and fowl.

Comments

ROLAN NARMAN October 10, 2008

Nice composition, colors and details Jean! I like the red and green combination! #1014194

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 10, 2008

for the bird and for us to see... beautiful! #6583046

Jean B. Hall October 11, 2008

Thanks so much, Rolan and Stefania. I tried some of these at breakfast one morning, not knowing what they were. A little bitter by themselves, but I think with apples (Granny Smith were recommended on one website.) and sugar, they'd make a dandy jam or jelly. #6583361

Lisa McCully October 11, 2008

I love the color, very vivid. #6583607

Jean B. Hall October 11, 2008

Thanks, Lisa. #6584129

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 12, 2008

Beautiful capture, I love these trees. They make for a beautiful photo.

The berries in my photo you commented on, are a lot smaller than the ash berries, I have NO IDEA what the vine is, It comes back every year.

You kept me busy this morning LOL, thanks for taking the time in my gallery!!!
Have a super day! #6587907

Jean B. Hall October 12, 2008

Thanks, Nancy. I really enjoyed browsing through your gallery! #6587944

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