Photo of the Month of September 2016

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These are called beautyberries and are native to South America, but they grow wild all over our yard where  we have left some of the natural vegetation grow. They are quite edible and make a great jelly according to prominent gardening sites.

They are a favored treat of the mockingbird, but I have yet to see one come down and snatch the berries away. I usually just see them rot on the vine. We also have tons of Muscadine grapes that will overtake the yard if you let them. They also just stay on the vine.

I thought this gradient of ripening beautyberries were pretty cool, so I took the shot.

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