Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A photo catch-up

I haven't posted in a while so here is a pictorial record of life around here recently. We've had rain but before that the dry summer weather seemed to suit the elderflowers, there were masses of fragrant flowers this year. This is the first time I've made elderflower cordial, the smell of the flowers soaking with lemon slices in the sugar syrup filled the kitchen.

I took the opportunity to buy these rather smart bottles instead of using old jam jars. The flavour of the finished cordial was lovely and there are only two bottles left now!

Before the grey and the rain we had some lovely still summer evenings.

I've taken lots of pictures of the wild flowers,

daisies and vetch

wild orchids

and more daisies.

Lastly, a visit to the little lake,

a peaceful walk,

we weren't the only ones enjoying the sunshine,

such an amazing bright blue.


Heather L. said...

Such beautiful flowers!!! Can you point me to a recipe for the elderflower cordial? My mom has so many elderflowers where she lives and wishes I could do something with them. Thanks!

willow said...

I'll post the recipe in the next day or so.