Oddly enough, my most "popular" post by far has been a somewhat perfunctory post about some unknown fruits that I found and decided to taste before I knew they were edible. For some reason, this post seems to have attracted all of the spambot activity I get, and the post has gotten almost three hundred thousand hits as a result, hence the scare quotes around the word "popular". There is an edibility test for plants that I applied to these fruits, which turned out to be Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) fruits, which are, indeed, edible. Hilariously, at the same time, Jim of Wisdom of the West also ate one of these fruits, against the advice of his wife.
Anyway, 'tis the season, so I managed to grab a few while taking a stroll:
There's not a lot of substance to them, they have a leathery skin and are full of hard seeds, but there's a little bit of sweet pulp inside, comparable to a watermelon in taste. Isn't that what life's about, though? You have to find all those fleeting moments of sweetness whenever you can.