Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

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Mountain Air, Wildflowers and Huckleberries

Last week I took my wife to one of our favourite huckleberry spots about a 1000 m above sea level. She was extremely grateful, as she is a passionate gatherer of all kinds of wild and garden berries. For those of you unfamiliar with huckleberries, they are a distant relative of the commercial blueberries. However, the huckleberries are superior in taste and nutritious value. The heat was bad and the mosquitoes even worse, but the extra pain was worth every minute of the ordeal. I used the opportunity to capture the scenery with my video camera. Enjoy.

Huckleberries among the Wildflowers

33 Replies to “Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes”

      1. We had Saskatoon berries as well as Pincherry trees. The blueberries grew wild north of 56, especially in areas where there had been bush fires. I remember mom making 200 blueberry pies that we enjoyed over the winter months. My dad was a minister so we had a lot of company.

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  1. Some day I have to see your part of the world. It just looks so idyllic. And what do you now do with all those berries? Eat them as is, make a pie, or can them?

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  2. That’s a perfect choice of music for your video, and the landscape is gorgeous. Even those of us who aren’t blessed with huckleberries have them as part of our culture. There’s the famous cartoon character, Huckleberry Hound, and in the 1993 movie Tombstone, Doc Holliday uses a common southern expression: “I’m your huckleberry.” The general meaning of that phrase is, “Name the place, and I’ll go with you,” or “Name the job and I can do it.” It’s another way of saying, “I’d be happy to oblige you.”

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  3. we don’t get these kinds of berries here so it is interesting to watch this video. The berries we have in our region requires us to travel in the rural landscape in order for us to witness them. Are these berries expensive to buy from your local market?

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