These pictures were taken during last week and unlike last month there’s not a berry to be seen as the birds ate them all over the course of a couple of days. I had seen them ripening, turning from bright red to purple then nearly black as they matured. The taste apparently changes from rather insipid to delectably sweet. I had intended trying a few since I know that people swear by them for making jam and pies.
Since early June the temperature here in Lexington, Kentucky has been around 90F/32C with periods of well over a week without any rain. Despite that the serviceberry is a dependable and attractive tree providing some welcome dappled shade.
Thanks to Mike for letting me guest post, and to Pat for hosting Tree Following over on The Squirrelbasket blog. Do have a look at her comprehensive post to see what it’s all about.