Big Blue, my towering blue elderberry, has produced its most abundant crop yet. Its long branches are bowed by the weight. I never do anything with the berries, which are more seed than flesh. I leave them to the birds, who clear them away by the end of October.
This month's Festival of the Trees, presented by Peg at Orchards Forever, is a fall fruit edition, and includes links to fruits of many kinds, most of which are much more delectable than elderberries. Go pick some.