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    Passion Fruit & Other Colorful Berries and Stuff...


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    Ok, as far as I personally am concerned these are edible plants, that doesn't mean it's edible by everyone...lots of food allergies out there these days.

    One plant that I like a lot, and that happens to be abundant here in the southeast Tennessee region...being the state flower and all, (plus having an entire river valley named after it)...is Passion fruit, or Passiflora Incarnata. It's known by other colloquial names, one of which is may-pops, I think because the flowers may just pop open while you are looking at the pods, which is really cool to see. The Native Americans of this area called the flowers Ocoee and named the Ocoee River Valley after them.








    It has a distinctive tri-lobed leaf






    This shows pretty much the entire evolution from pod to fruit






    The pods start out really tiny and get bigger and bigger till they pop open then are pollinated and the fruit develops, and then ripens. The fruit here wasn't completely ripe but close.
























    Still lots of briers, but some of the blackberries are looking, and tasting, really good.














    Some are looking pretty rough.







    Some of the Queen Anne's lace is looking pretty rough too.






    The garlic is still easy to spot.











    Lastly, autumn olive in various stages of ripeness, even the ripest looking is still far too tannic to eat.








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    Dang Mist. Nice, Very nice shutterbugging!

    There's some great pics in there, simply astounding.

    Nice info too, I dont think we have passion fruit in my area, but the others I have seen.


    Nasty yellowjackets.... least it wasn't pics of a red wasp, I may have put my BK2 thru my 'puter screen!

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    Awesome pics. What is the bigger blade in the pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Malice View Post
    Awesome pics. What is the bigger blade in the pics?
    Im pretty sure its a TOPs product, looks like maybe an Armageddon

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillbilly View Post
    Dang Mist. Nice, Very nice shutterbugging!

    There's some great pics in there, simply astounding.

    Nice info too, I dont think we have passion fruit in my area, but the others I have seen.


    Nasty yellowjackets.... least it wasn't pics of a red wasp, I may have put my BK2 thru my 'puter screen!
    Thanks man, glad you enjoyed them. I'll have to keep that in mind...red wasps generally end up in some of my posts


    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Malice View Post
    Awesome pics. What is the bigger blade in the pics?
    Thanks man, and yeah, Thrillbilly nailed it, it's a TOPS Armageddon.
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    Yep, that would be it. Thanks TB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrillbilly View Post
    Im pretty sure its a TOPs product, looks like maybe an Armageddon
    Yep, my favorite machete Would love an original Rinaldi version...but really can't afford it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistwalker View Post
    Thanks man, glad you enjoyed them. I'll have to keep that in mind...red wasps generally end up in some of my posts
    I have been around snakes (I dont like them but I can deal with them), various other creepy-crawlies, and have been within 20 yards of Grizzly and wolves in the wild, and within 3 feet of a wild Bison....They all may ''scare'' me but within reasonable limits, more of a logical respect and caution then a panicked fear..... but the lowly Red Wasps freak me out, I get clammy skin, dry mouth and sick to my stomach as reactions to being around them LOL


    I think it stems from childhood, I was stung over 30 times when I disturbed a wasp nest, I think I was around 4. I dont remember the incident but I guess my subconscious does.

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    Beautiful pictures Mist!

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    Real nice pics. My kids love to eat autumn olives.

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    Nice. I love making meads with various wild berries I forage. I've done Autumn Olives (we call them Autumn Berries up this way)....

    http://www.bardicbrews.net/2010/10/autumn-berry-cyser/

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    Great photos as usual, Mistwalker.
    Wish I liked passionfruit.
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    I love your posts MistWalker! But geez where do you live? God's Produce Aisle?

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    Love these threads. I wonder if there's tasty plants and things to eat here in Colorado...
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    Quote Originally Posted by getridone View Post
    Real nice pics. My kids love to eat autumn olives.
    Thanks, yeah I do too when they get ripe...right now they still pucker the mouth


    Quote Originally Posted by JWL View Post
    Nice. I love making meads with various wild berries I forage. I've done Autumn Olives (we call them Autumn Berries up this way)....

    http://www.bardicbrews.net/2010/10/autumn-berry-cyser/
    Sounds pretty awesome!


    Quote Originally Posted by daizee View Post
    Great photos as usual, Mistwalker.
    Wish I liked passionfruit.
    Thanks man, can't imaging me not liking passion fruit and passion fruit juice.


    Quote Originally Posted by RogueBowie View Post
    I love your posts MistWalker! But geez where do you live? God's Produce Aisle?
    Thanks man, I guess that could be one way to put it yes, or at least not far from a few of them


    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonfalcon07 View Post
    Love these threads. I wonder if there's tasty plants and things to eat here in Colorado...
    Thanks man, I'm not at all familiar with the wild edibles of Colorado, but hard to imagine there not being wild edible things somewhere.
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    Not sure how I missed this, but awesome thread. That NIKON D3000 takes some excellent photos.

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    Fabulous pics as always. How you likin that Armageddon ? I have come close a few times to droppin the hammer on it.

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    Cool pictures of the local flora and fauna. Thanks for sharing! Also, nice going on that BK-11CSM!

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    Another great thread, Mist.

    Most of our blackberries are dried up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Warrior View Post
    Not sure how I missed this, but awesome thread. That NIKON D3000 takes some excellent photos.
    Man, I miss threads for days sometimes...it just happens. Thanks man, yeah I like the D3000 a good bit and it has paid for itself a few times over now. I'm going to pick up a D7000 and see what I can do with that.


    Quote Originally Posted by TwinStick View Post
    Fabulous pics as always. How you likin that Armageddon ? I have come close a few times to droppin the hammer on it.
    Thanks man, glad you enjoy the posts. I LOVE the Armageddon. I have gone through several large blades looking for the one I wanted and wish I had just gotten this one to start with.


    Quote Originally Posted by Blunt Forged Edge View Post
    Cool pictures of the local flora and fauna. Thanks for sharing! Also, nice going on that BK-11CSM!
    Thanks man, And yeah, that BK-11CSM is one of my most sentimental and favorite knives. Takes a heck of an edge!


    Quote Originally Posted by SaturatedShadow View Post
    Another great thread, Mist.

    Most of our blackberries are dried up.
    Thanks man. A lot of them are dried up too, pretty much all of the ones constantly in the open, but I found several that had some cover that were nice and juicy still. We have been having a lot of rain lately so hopefully more of those will be ok now.
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