It's fruit-pickin' time here in Chez Doubtful! There is a little-visited field near our house that is home to a dense tangle of briars on which hang the juiciest and most succulent blackberries, and this afternoon my wife and I filled several shopping bags with as many as we could carry (this barely made a dent on their abundance!). Tomorrow we make jam! We were not the only ones craving these tasty treats, though; hundreds of hungry insects were also there in force, making the most of Nature's plenitude. Above are a handful of pictures I took while there, including a strange funnel-like spiderweb in the gorse that I found fascinating.
Of course, in case this is all simply too rural and idyllic for some, here's something decidedly hip and funky from LA: