Lots of berries are ready right now in the southern mountains. We picked sarviceberries today. They're a little like blueberries and make good preserves. The big mulberry tree in our neighborhood park is also loaded down, so we picked some of those, too. Topped it off with currants from the back yard and a handful of black raspberries. Tomorrow--as early as possible--I'll make a run of mixed-berry jam.
The pic at right is a colander with sarviceberries--and some leaves and such. Now they are clean and resting in the kitchen, waiting for the big event tomorrow.