Over the weekend, I was at the garden center picking up a couple of flats of pansies for my garden. And on my way to check out, I couldn’t help but notice the bright, red berries of the bittersweet vines they had for sale. Which of course I had to put in my basket as well.
At any rate, I was excited to get home to photograph this bunch of bittersweet. The vermillion berries against the bright, golden seed pods are such a classic fall color combination and the berries themselves are extremely photogenic. Not to mention the enjoyment factor from having a few minutes to “play” on Sunday.
It seems to me this aggressive vine is quite aptly named…beauty with a dark side. I mean isn’t that the basic definition of bittersweet?
I’ve been pondering this for a couple of days. And because I am a self-described chocoholic, whenever I think of something bittersweet, I instantly think of chocolate…dark chocolate is my favorite. Less sweet than most, bittersweet chocolate has a complex flavor with a fruity, almost earthy quality. It is an acquired taste, for sure, but I find it to be a deep, rich, satisfying experience.
Until next time,