It's Sunday again and the Fall weather is really taking hold. Thick grey and white clouds steadily churn overhead. The promise of blustery wind -to finish stripping the trees- is in the air. Quick wind blasts flicking around jagged corners sends leaves tumbling across lawns. Sidewalks are covered in squishy red, orange and yellow carpets. Window screens are filled with caught drops like syrup in a waffle.
It's cranberry season. Has been for a few weeks now I think. When the fields are flooded and they collect the glistening ruby orbs floating on the surface. And I finally got to take pictures of the flooded field and the ripe and waiting berries.
Behind the local Canadian Tire and its neighbouring industrial park sits a moderately sized cranberry field. Nothing nearly as big as the fields out in Langley or Mission but a cranberry field none the same.
British Columbia produces about 37 million kilograms of cranberries anually. A value of $49 million.