A few days ago on one of my runs, my eyes caught a glimpse of bright pink in the bushes along the path. Wow: gradient berries! Or what they are usually called: pokeweed or Phytolacca americana. Their pink stems are so bright, the calyces look like LEGO flowers and their berries have the most beautiful gradient colors, somewhere between lime green, bordeaux and dark plum.
I took (too many) photos and they all look extremely romantic. But who cares: sharing a bit of softness doesn't do any harm. Except these berries are very poisonous, so don't eat them!
26 thoughts on “Gradient berries”
wow, I agree, totally worth publishing. Ah those colors! those lego flowers! :-)
Merci Stefania! Did you see it too? totally Lego!
wow. stunning pics!!
I see these everywhere here as well. Beautiful pics.
Merci Jillian! Apparently they are pretty invasive. I'm planting some berries to see if I can grow a few for our garden ;)
Wonderful colors and pics!
I can't believe they are poisonous… they would've tasted so nice! Such beautiful colors!
Merci Giova! It seems that you can cook the ripe berries and eat them, but I'll just look at them… a bit too risky ;)
Wauw! Prachtig! Bijna onwerkelijk…
Merci Stephanie! Bijna buitenaards “onkruid” he?
Gorgeous! Love the colours and the photos.
WOW!! Wat 'n mooie foto's!!
Lief! Dankjewel :)
I have never seen these before. The colours are stunning and I'm glad you took these photographs.
So, you go running with a phone or camera? Interesting!
How ironic they should be poisonous… beauty can be so deceiving:-) x
Merci Tina! I only picked the berries during my run: I never bring my camera, only my phone ;) And oh yes, beauty can be so cruel! But apparently you can eat the berries when you cook them. I won't try it though, too risky! xx
WOW. Stunning and romantic all at the same time. Thank you for sharing your finds with us. Have a beautiful day xx
Merci Jocelyn! It's strange but I'm totally drawn to all these romantic colors at the moment, soft & pretty & deadly romantic. Have a great weekend!
Ik kende ze niet, maar ongelofelijk: die kleur! Ik zou ook niet op kunnen houden met fotograferen!
Soms heb je dat he, dan raak je een beetje geobsedeerd door kleuren (ik wel althans) hihi :)
I've been admiring these berries on your instagram feed already – I've never seen anything like that before! I think it's great you took so many pictures, they deserve it!
Hahaha I like how you put that, Lena: they deserve it. So true! Apparently it's some regular kind of weed :)