Highland Bog

Fall in New England is almost all about the fall colors which are spectacular. The trees are just starting to turn here in southern New England as you can see in my sketch. The fall is also cranberry season in New England. This sketch of a cranberry bog near our house shows another vibrant color of the fall. This bog is being wet picked, which means that the bog is flooded with water and the berries are dislodged from the vines and float to the surface. The wind usually pushes them to one end of the bog where the berries are corralled and sucked up into waiting trucks. This method of picking can only be used for juices in that the berries get water logged and cannot be used as fresh fruit. A beautiful site as you travel around this area and see the flooded bogs with the vibrant pink-burgundy berries floating. Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Alpha series sketchbook.

2015-10-01 Highland Bog


2 thoughts on “Highland Bog

  1. rebecca October 5, 2015 / 4:42 am

    aaaahhh the cranberry bogs…..fond memories cycling around Lakeville and Plymouth….


  2. waynejacques October 5, 2015 / 5:49 am

    They are a beautiful sign of fall. I live in Middleboro and cycle all the time in the area including Lakeville and Plymouth.


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