Sunset Over the American Lotus Flowers
Hi little duckies!
The sun is going down, time to go to bed.
(These were taken at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge a couple weeks ago. One of the marsh pools was full of American Lotus.)
Hey, I got all the elderberries picked last night, and so tonight after work I’m making jelly. I’m so excited! I’ll take pics to share of course.
Elderberry jelly…brings back a few childhood memories for me. Unfortunately, I cannot remember how you tell the difference beween an elderberry and those weeds that look like them????
Where do you find elderberries? Please do e recipe segment on it.
I found a list of areas where they are found on the USDA website: “Common elderberry is common along stream banks, river banks, and open places in riparian areas lower than < 3000 m. From west Texas north to Montana, western Alberta, and southern British Columbia, and all other western states, south into northwest Mexico." You can see the full article here: http://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_sanic4.pdf
Beautiful pictures as always! Would love to see the jelly progress, I wonder if somebody sells frozen elderberries?
Beautiful sunset, Suzanne. Those lotus flowers are amazing! I can’t wait to see how you make the jelly. We have red elderberry here, but it is not good to eat, although the birds love them. xx
I just finished the article you were kind enogh to supply me the link for. I just wanted to warn “Karen” and the others to not eat the red variety of the berries, they are toxic. So stick with the blue or purple ones.
We’re lucky enough here to have the purple ones.