It was warm yesterday. 75F or 23 C eh! The Chokecherries came into bloom.
As you can see the flowers are cylindrical flower clusters. They are mildly fragrant. I have made Chokecherry jelly…you cook up the berries and put them in a old dish towel to drain off the juice. I used to hang the towel up on a hanger and suspend it over a pan so it could drip, there is probably some fancy smancy way to get the juice but not the seeds or the pulp. I measure out so many cups of juice and add sugar and pectin and you get a runny jelly…or syrup once it is cooked up…it tastes great on toast!
Chance was following me around the yard looking for blooms. We had to leave him home alone yesterday( Doctors appts) for the afternoon and he was very demanding after we got back. He didn’t want to eat his supper, he just wanted his treats. SPOILED. It was just too warm to take him along.
I did some watering of some patches where we have grass seed planted and since Far Guy was at a meeting I hosed down everything on the patio…the pollen is horrid…everything was yellow…including Chance’s feet. I cleaned out all the bird baths too. We need rain to settle the pollen.