Wednesday, July 20, 2011

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday: currants?

Are these currants? Or something that will kill me if I eat it? There are tons and tons of bushes of them, as well as very old apple trees, along our road (former farm land). Can you help?


  1. I am quite positive those are lonicera (honeysuckle). What's really interesting is the orange ones, which I've heard about but never seen. The red ones we have all over the place. Don't they look gorgeous? I would love to be able to eat them, but we tell the kid they're "yucky-berries." So, yeah, they're a little poisonous! Sad, ain't it? Even the birds don't touch them.

  2. Phew! Thanks for letting me know, Julia. But maybe I will cut some branches for a nice table centerpiece instead because they ARE gorgeous!