I have recently started a new quiet site called Carver Cards in case anyone is interested in seeing some of my photographs without all my chit chat. I chose the name Carver Cards because each post is like a post card with one photograph. I will probably keep it wordless although I may occasionally have a phrase or two, along the lines of what you might see in a card. For some time I've considered cleaning up this site because I feel like it's pretty cluttered and all over the place but then again so am I. Therefore, Carver's Sight or is that Site?, will probably keep chugging along like it always has but the new site will stay quiet, unlike me.
On another topic, I grew up singing the song: Here we go round the mulberry bush, but I didn't realize there were many varieties of mulberry trees. As it turns out, I have a rather larger mulberry tree in my back garden which volunteered in a spot where I lost another tree. A few years ago, I got curious about what kind of tree it was because not only was it growing to be quite large, it also had a fruit which the birds loved. I found out it was a mulberry tree but didn't think to find out if the fruit was also edible for humans until this year.
I felt like an idiot for not checking it out sooner when I discovered that not only is the mulberry tree's fruit edible, but the variety which volunteered in my garden, and is now over 20 ft., has delicious fruit. If you click inside the shot above you can see that the branches are so laden with fruit that they are boughed down making it easier to pick more of them. That shot only shows a portion of the tree because it's tall and wide and was hard to get a good shot. The variety I have is the one where the fruit is black when it is ripe and it tastes a little bit like a very sweet grapefruit.
If you look at the first closeup of the ripe fruit you can see how the birds eat out a portion of a cluster so it's hard once it's ripe to get the fruit that hasn't been nibbled on. I'm not particularly fastidious but I prefer that the wildlife eat a whole piece of fruit and let me have a whole one to myself. Since there's way more than either I or the birds will eat, you would think they could leave me a few pieces that haven't been bitten out of. I may try picking some when they are pink like the ones above and ripen them off the tree. Botanically, the mulberry tree produces a collective fruit, not a berry, which given its name is somewhat funny to me.