Random fact: Why does it take 6 pages in Google Image Search to find a picture of the blackberry that came first?! And even then it takes 3 more pages for blackberry mush/jam and two super huge mutant berries, but the phones still rule the search! I feel sorry for the berry, because the phone is silly (who can press those small buttons without pressing all buttons at the same time? Makes me think of this) .
Fun fact: In Swedish, blackberry is called björnbär directly translated to bearberry. Why isn’t it called that in English? It’s flippin’ awesome!
But on to my point of this point, today (read yesterday because I’m fond of nightly blogging)…
Before I found the forest gold, I found these sweet things on the island. It’s been a while since I found a good source, I don’t know if the cause is either the berries themselves becoming extinct or that they spread to one place and die in another.
When I was younger, at least 7 years ago, I had one prime spot for blackberries. It was near the school and the daycare I went to, up on a mountain near the daycare but it was neighboring the school. When I changed schools for the 7th grade (you can’t have every grade at one school so I had to start biking, yuck), I didn’t visit very often because… I was lazy and played Diablo II I suppose.
Nowadays the spot is completely dead, it stopped prospering a few years ago, and I doubt the spot is even intact now because they are now building a new daycare where the old one was because of moisture damage. Not only are they building a bigger one, but they are also blowing up parts of the surrounding mountains to make cargo space. Also, they hired the same stupid designer who designed the daycare downtown, which looks like a depressing prison with no greenery (seriously, the walls are completely grey and look unfinished).
It’s quite depressing for me to look at the place now, I had precious memories from that place. I never want to see the finished product of it ever, that’d be too depressing (and I’ve seen the plans for it), because it’s going to be grey too. At least keep with the yellow brick theme that’s in the neighborhood! The apartments have yellow bricks, the school has yellow bricks, the old daycare had yellow bricks. What the hell?I know there was no way too keep the old one since moisture is bad for buildings, but they should’ve built another daycare that looks just like the old one (or at least don’t use grey walls!).
I’m sorry if you expected a post with 100% blackberry the berry and it turned into something of a rant about my destroyed childhood, but it felt good to ease my heart a bit (I’m in tears right now to be honest).