Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Earth or the Harvest Season

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Earth or the Harvest Season – please click the link to see more about this challenge.

Cranberry

Harvest Cranberry

Harvest Cranberry

Harvest Cranberry

Harvest Cranberry

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About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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22 Responses to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Earth or the Harvest Season

  1. Amy says:

    Wow, cranberries! Perfect, Helen!

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  2. Sue says:

    Love cranberries! I was surprised to learn we have a lot of cranberry bogs in WI. I never thought of us as a cranberry growing sort of state. Do you have a lot of them in MN too?

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    • Helen C says:

      He he he… I took those photos in WI 😉 one cranberry bog near Warrens. We have visited there several times to see how it works: the flowers, the bees, the sand, harvest…
      I don’t think we have any here in MN.

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      • Sue says:

        Hahaha! I think I remember seeing some of them last summer when we were on our way to the Badlands – before we left the state. How is sand involved? Sounds interesting to say the least.

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        • Helen C says:

          In winter, they would spread sand on the field on the top of the ice. When spring comes, the ice melted, the sand would drop to the bottom. This is how they replenish the sand they’ve lost in the harvest time. Something like that. I should record what they said. It’s so hard for me to remember anything nowadays.

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          • Sue says:

            That makes sense on the sand. Pretty ingenious actually. I hear you on remembering stuff. Menopause claims another victim here too. 🙂

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Those cranberries look so wonderful. You have two great shots here. 🙂 Thanks Helen for playing.

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  4. Helen C says:

    Good morning, Cee. Thanks for your nice words. It’s fun to play. I missed it last week.. ;-(

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  5. pambrittain says:

    Wow, I would have loved to have seen that in person.

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  6. Dalo 2013 says:

    Wow, I have never seen or thought about cranberry production…the second photo is great, makes me wonder about the whole harvest process. Very cool.

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  7. Lignum Draco says:

    Sadly, i learned that this how cranberries are harvested through the Ocean Spray cranberry ads on tv. I particularly like the second one.

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    • Helen C says:

      😉 At least you got it. I watched the same ads many times, and I had no clue why so many cranberries were floating in water. I didn’t connect those ads with harvesting at all until I visited this place. The second photo was my favorite too.
      Thanks for visiting.

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  8. carolee1945 says:

    I love cranberries, and had only a vague idea of “bogs”. Your photos intrigue me to find out more about one of my favorite foods.

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  9. Helen, what a beautiful splash of color you’ve captured! Despite having family in WI, I didn’t realize that the state had cranberry bogs.

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  10. Helen C says:

    Hello Tricia. Welcome to my blog 😉 The first time I knew that WI has cranberry bogs was from the advertisement of Warrens’ cranberry festival. Later I learned that Warrens is not the only town in WI that has cranberry festival. If I remember right, WI is the state that produces most of the cranberries (due to the old age, anything I said may not be accurate 😉
    I wanted to write (document) about cranberry like the way you wrote your travel experience, but I was busy at the time and now I forgot a lot ;-(
    Have a great day!

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  11. Shannon says:

    Hi Helen,

    I’m looking for cranberry harvest images for an upcoming exhibition and I really like the second image you’ve posted. Are you interested in sharing this image for possible use? I’m happy to give you more information by email.

    Thank you,
    Shannon

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    • Helen C says:

      Hello, Shannon,
      Thank you so much for asking. I feel honored. I am interested in sharing the photo. Would you please give me more info on this? I should check with the person who is in the photo, am I right? (By the way, that was my favorite photo.)
      My husband and I were very interested in learning all about cranberry. We went back visiting the same place several times to understand the whole process and took photos each time. It’s amazing.
      Please feel free to contact me. My email address is: hhw.chen@gmail.com
      Best,
      Helen

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