One of my favourite times of year is the week teenage boy helps pick elderberries and make sore throat cordial (it's just the berries, a little water and sugar to taste simmered up and strained) It's also very nice in champagne or gin!
silk painting from a few years ago of elder and rowan berries -this summer my painting has been mostly DIY on walls and ceilings!
The berry picking was done on the route to the church we like.
We lit candles and rested awhile before the long walk home
I have enjoyed these walks with teenage boy so much.
Will he still enjoy them next year? or prefer his own pursuits I wonder.....
Thankyou for stopping by and reading my ramblings - have you been foraging and making too?