31 October 2007

Yew Berry


This week's Wordless Wednesday. A berry on the Irish yew I planted 8 years ago

69 comments:

WFM said...

Jams, this shot is (once again) fantastic. The detail is perfect.

Alison said...

Gorgeous and almost tasty!

Starrlight said...

That is gorgeous! Cool WW =)

ellen b said...

Nice shot and nice Yew!

Jenn in Holland said...

Oh! I wondered what those plants were called. There are some on my street too. I love them... though I really wish I had YOUR lens...

Rhonda said...

Wow! You planted this! Well, aren't you Mr. Impressive ;) And I post a goofy cat...again. I'll get better, I promised. Happy WW!

Celeste said...

beautiful color and detail

tegdirb92 said...

beautiful--almost looks like a red olive! Are they edible?

susiej said...

Your pictures are always so perfect.

Sabine said...

Wonderful shot - and I agree with alison, one can almost taste it! I'm not playing this week, but couldn't help commenting! :)

Kelly said...

Beautiful. I really like this one.

ValleyGirl said...

Incredible colours and contrast! This is awesome!

Nap Warden said...

Wow, that's all I got...wow!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

How pretty. - Brightened my evening.

ZAM said...

I can almost taste it! Yum!

Joyismygoal said...

wow is that color enhanced that is so vibrant

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. I haven't enhanced the colour but I did drop the brightness and increase contrast. THat improves colour saturation.

BTW yew berries are the only part of the tree that are not deadly poisonous are the berries but the seeds extremely poisonous. It would be a case of yu... croak!

maiylah said...

such vibrant colors!
happy WW

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david mcmahon said...

Nice work - I have to congratulate yew!!

Mama Pajama said...

Simply Fantastic! You have quite a gift. Happy Halloween!

Sandy Carlson said...

I didn't know yew had berries. Now I now! Great photo.

Colin Campbell said...

Beautiful. Can you eat these?

Jos said...

great detail shot!

brillig said...

Oh my goodness! It's beautiful. Your capture of the colors is amazing.

snippets said...

wow ... amazing colors!
reminds me of Christmas. :)

happy WW

aubrey said...

what an amazing shot. oddly enough, i am now hungry for olives. happy ww!

Mama Duck said...

Beautiful! It's almost Christmasy... Happy WW!!

Bernie said...

Very cool shot indeed!

Ours is up as well at burntofferings and more at bernies fotoblog.

Happy WW!!

An Ordinary Mom said...

The color on this shot is out of this world!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

You take the nicest pictures. This is beautiful. Have a great WW. :)

pelfy said...

Very gorgeous berry. It has a very beautiful shape and colour. Happy Halloween (=

Shelia said...

Beautiful picture!

julia said...

I love how the berry seems to be demure in showing itself.

Lynne said...

Beautiful shot!

Lori said...

What the heck??? Is it missing part of the side?? Did a bug eat part of it??? Very cool shot. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by.

Serina Hope said...

This is a lovely photograph. Thanks for sharing.

eastcoastlife said...

Wow!! Gorgeous! You seem to have a great garden filled with plants. Is it in any of your posts? Can I see your garden and its plants? I love gardening but I don't have green fingers. hehehe..... I can only admire others' gardens.

Thanks so much for informing me about my broken URL on WW's website. You're such a dear.

muacks muacks..

Siani said...

Gorgeous. I never knew what a yew berry looked like until now. Great shot. Have a happy Halloween/WW, Shaunie!

webduck said...

Very nice Jams. Vivid colors and close up...I like it! Happy WW and Halloween.

ZJ said...

Love the colors! Wish my cam can do macro-shot, too. Are they edible, the yew berry, by the way?

Chris in Oxford said...

Another appropriately seasonal - and beautifully captured - Wordless Wedensday photo. Well done.

ONwebCHECK said...

Very nice picture you have here - Hapy WW! Wish you a nice Halloween :)

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone. The Yew berry is actually edible... in that it isn't deadly poisonous like the rest of teh tree! Done eat the seeds thought. THey are poisonous too.

webmaster pomona said...

nice composition,
it looks like it's gonna start to...talk!
;^J

cheh said...

That's pretty! thanks for dropping by Happy WW!

Donna said...

Love those close-ups!

Dragonheart said...

Lovely photo! Wonderful colours. :)

Mrs Wibbs said...

That's gorgeous. I think I need to get myself a tripod... Thanks for popping over :o)

Hootin'Anni said...

My o MY!!! That is a beautiful photo!! Is this the first year it produced berries?

It's gorgeous...you did good.

Katya said...

Hmmmm....never met an Irish yew before, but I do believe American ones are very similar! hahaha! The colors speak "Christmas"! Such a beautiful shot, Jams! Love it!!!

Happy WW!

The Lone Beader said...

Reminds me of Christmas... :0

Green Eyed Girl said...

beautiful colours! can you eat the berries?

Liz said...

Fabulous photo!

impworks said...

Beautiful photograph :-)

Gattina said...

That's amazing ! I have never seen that in my life !

the teach said...

Jezus! Incredible photo!!! I was gonna ask if you did anything to the color...and I see you did a little. Gorgeous!

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letha said...

That's amazing

Rambler said...

nice shot Jams

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone for your comments

Vixen said...

Great shot and lovely plant. Are they hard to grow? Happy WW

Queen of My Domain said...

I really like your photo. You've been posting some really great ones lately. That makes it more fun for me when I come visit. ;)

catsynth said...

Great photo, as always.

JustJessie said...

That is the coolest plant photograph I have ever seen. You always have the best pictures!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hi jams,

You did well with this one. It is a nice feeling to grow something and then photograph it.

We can't plant this anymore around here because the deer will break down fences to get at it and then it takes a long time to fill back in.

Beaman said...

No matter how much artists try to create a work of beauty, they can never better the visual richness of nature. Very nice photo.

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caryl said...

gorgeous photo... love the color!

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

that brings back memories. my siblings and i used to mash up those berries that grew in our yard to make "jelly." ;)

wonderful capture!

hope you had a nice halloween!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Scott said...

It's weird all the sources that claim yew berry is deadly poisonous. We have several yews and I'll eat a few berries each year. They are a bit slimy, sweet but astringent. I don't swallow the seeds though, which apparently is the most dangerous part. I've never had ill effects, but I also don't really feel like eating many of them.