Bakeapple. Rubus chamaemorus. Known in many places as 'cloudberry'.
Bakeapples are a member of the rose family (Rosaceae), along with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and plum boys. There is a whole lot more to the rose family than beautiful flowers! Loaded with Vitamin C, these berries are tasty, and very good for you.
To the rest of the world, bakeapples are an exotic berry, but they can be found on the island portion of Newfoundland as well as in Labrador, and are a strong motivator for getting out in the woods when the time is right.
But the motivation is not strong enough for me; I actually don't spend any time picking bakeapples in the summer.
It's hard not to think about 'life, the universe and everything' this week, what with the most recent proof of Einstein's prediction of gravitational waves!
For someone who has not given a lot of thought to the theory of relativity for some time (notwithstanding this past Christmas), I have found myself thinking about it a lot this week, and experiencing a touch of sub-atomic vertigo as a result.
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