Blackberry Pie

blackberry bushTo my mind, there are very few activities as satisfying as standing among heavily-laden blackberry bushes in the afternoon sun eagerly filling a bowl with warm, juicy fruit. Brilliant purple jewels, soft and sweet. Eat a few, drop a few into the bowl, eat a few, drop a few more into the bowl. Even at that rate, alternately eating and filling, your bowl fills quickly, providing more than enough to make a succulent, luscious, beautiful, perfect pie.

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