My Love Affair With Mulberries: #MicroblogMondays #MondayMusings #MondayBlogs
“O, the mulberry-tree is of trees the queen!
Bare long after the rest are green;
But as the time steals onwards, while none perceives
Slowly she clothes herself with leaves–
Hides her fruit under them, hard to find.”
-Dinah Maria Murlock Craik
my love affair with mulberries
This season I have been wooing mulberries and mulberry trees as though there’s no tomorrow. These lush, green trees that dot the landscape of our condo and the locality outside, is every mulberry lovers dream come true.
I have been on a mulberry gathering spree. Whether it is during my morning walk with my walking buddies, or when I am walking Laila, my furry girl, or dropping the ten-year old to school. This love affair won’t cease, until this luscious, juicy fruit goes out of season.
The most fascinating thing about this juicy berry is that it comes in different shapes, colours and sizes. There is this black variety of mulberries, that can stain your clothing and fingers, and there is a pale creamy variety that though may look bland, is sweeter than what heavenly nectar could be. There is also this ruby-red variety, which is mostly the colour before they turn black, or a shade of rufous (reddish-brown). The size of the mulberries may vary; to about a centimetre or to almost an inch. And so do the flavours. Some are honey sweet, some tad bland, some mildly sweet, and the slightly unripe ones are a tangy-sweet flavour.
My dalliance with this fascinating berry packed with the goodness of anti-oxidants, proteins, iron and calcium is for a higher good. Thanks to this fruit, friends and family come together in a mulberry gathering communion of sorts. Harvesting dreams and freshly plucked desires so to speak.
Mulberries O’ mulberries, stay close to me!
Linking up with the charming lady Mel for #MicroblogMondays and our gracious lady Corinne for #MondayMusings
19 thoughts on “My Love Affair With Mulberries: #MicroblogMondays #MondayMusings #MondayBlogs”
Mulberry tree can enhance your digestion power and helps to cure diseases like flu, fever, blurry vision, bleeding, etching and wounds permanently. This tree contains high amount of Vitamin A that helps to overcome lungs and kidney-related severe diseases.
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Yes highly wonderful antioxidant also!
Growing up, my Nani’s place had many mulberry trees. So I remember plucking them and getting them home. Your pictures reminded me of those days, Natasha. How time flies and we yearn of the days that won’t come back again.
Mulberry trees bring back happy memories of my maternal grandparents home, Natz. Enjoy your fruit gathering!
Lovely! We have a giant mulberry tree in the neighbouring schoolyard that gets picked clean every year. 🙂
I can so imagine, Debbie. The mulberry trees here are laden with so many berries, thatmore than half of these goes to waste, falling on the ground getting crushed. It’s a few rare, ditzy mortals like me who go gathering those fallen on the ground or plucking them from the low branches. :)))
I managed to get some today as well, though they are almost on their way out.
This has made me so nostalgic, Nats! Such beautiful moments. Thanks for sharing; I swear I can taste the tangy sweet flavour reading this.
I’m so glad Aditi. 🙂 Mulberries are way too delectable.
Love love love mulberry picking! Reminds me of childhood and the sheer joy when we’d get to savour those ripe juicy berries in all their sweet-tanginess! Ah! Wouldn’t it be lovely to go back right into those days again, just one more time?!
P.S. Enjoy these moments, dear Natz, while the season lasts. Mindfulness is all about living in the moment, so make the most of your time.
Much love and hugs
Thanks dear Esha. Come to Gurgaon next mulberry season. <3
This is why I envy people who live in Delhi..having this tree in Mumbai is a luxury. I am so jealous. Great post as always.
Thanks Tina. Make that trip to Delhi soon then. 🙂
I need to try mulberries too! I don’t even know if they grow here – but they sound delicious and they look pretty cool too. 🙂
Yes, yes they so totally do. Thank you so very much for swinging by. Heading to read your posts too. 🙂
I really need to try mulberries someday. They sound amazing.
Yes, they really are. You will definitely take to them. Thanks Lydia for swinging by. 🙂 Dropping by to your blog now.
“Here we go ’round the mulberry bush,
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush.
Here we go ’round the mulberry bush,
So early in the morning. ”
…plus 7 more verses! Your post took me right back to my childhood when we sang the song and played the game!
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Ha! Ha! Keith. You took me to my childhood too. This morning when I spotted the mulberry bush this is exactly what I was humming!