Not much was accomplished, it was a quiet cool day.
We went for a ride down to the lake.
On the back road we noticed some Elderberry Bushes in bloom. Soon they will be gone because the birds like them.
Red Elderberry or Sambucus racemosa The fruit if cooked is edible but the seeds inside the fruit are toxic as are the leaves and stems. This is NOT the Elderberry that wine is made from those fruits are purple when ripe.
Our high yesterday was 62F or 16C eh! Not exactly summer weather but we might get to 70 F this week!
Wow! Cool up there all right. We got to 84 yesterday but today will be 70, more the way I like it! :-)
It was around 60 degrees here yesterday. With the winds it was closer to 55 degrees. What happened to our warm weather.
I didn't realize there were two types of Elderberries.
I once grew a white elderberry bush—loved the shade, and grew quickly. I was sorry to leave my large garden, but felt it took way too much time to maintain it!
I've made elderberry syrup and elderberry wine. Let's just say the SYRUP was delicious! Enjoy those cooler temps. The summer heat will be back.
I've read so much about elderberries and would like to try them as there so many things one can do with the edible kind.
So funny that you dislike this cooler weather while I am dancing for joy over here--LOL!
Glad the seeds aren't toxic for the birds. Or they know to spit them out--LOL! :)
If you like red this should satisfy you. Some of the plant names are a bit mixed up.
That truly is the swampy side of the lake. At some time there should be flowers blooming.
Oh my maybe that's why my beloved almost killed me back in the day with her elderberry wine....
We had a couple of hot days, but today was more reasonable. We have the same elderberries. I've never done anything with them, but did make some jelly out of a dusty bluish elderberry from the Okanagan.
A few of my blog friends are enjoying cooler days. We like to take a leisurely drive too. Pretty photo of the elderberry.
I like 62 for working outside. Good thing you told me about the red versus the purple elderberry! Although, I don't know if I would know it if I saw it here. I know several of my UK friends gather white looking Elderberry flowers and make a wine or cordial from it. It is very popular over there.
We have several large elderberry trees here on this new place, the purple variety. I hear you can make jam using the same recipe as for currant jam so I'm going to give it a try.
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