fields of blue at blueberry harvest time

This time of year the blueberry barrens in Downeast Maine become a sea of blue.

the blueberry harvest in downeast maine

The normally quiet countryside becomes a flurry of activity as the harvest comes in.

blueberry harvester

Harvested by machine where possible, or painstakingly raked by hand.

harvested blueberries

Everywhere you look, blueberries are being collected.

blueberry closeup

For a short time, we take delight in the bounty of this beautiful berry.

geese on the blueberry barren

It seems that we’re not the only ones who enjoy the blueberries!

canada geese in maine

More blueberry posts:
17 August 2012: Downeast Thunder Farm Blueberry Coffee Cake
9 August 2012: Blueberrying in the Mist
27 July 2012: It’s Blueberry Season
5 June 2012: Rainy Day Wild Blueberry Muffins