As H. and I were walking through the garden and orchard this morning, we were taken by the sights, sounds, smells and beauty that were all there, at the touch of our fingertips.
The elderflower have the most beautiful scent, a lilac/jasmine/honey cross maybe? Not really sure. I just know it is captivating. The flower umbrels float on top of those long stalks, and branches, like ivory-lace clouds.
The bees were alive and well in the Wild Radishes clusters, aka as little Buzz Factories. The Radishes came in on the seaweed we brought in a couple years ago. We enjoy their yellow flowers, delicious little crunchy zings on the tongue, of both the petal and the fruit (?) itself. We have let them return, and they make pretty bouquets all around. I have been paying special attention since spring, waiting to see the honey bees. The bumbles arrived in spring, wasps too, but not many honey ones until recently. The noise can be heard about 3 feet away, buzzzzzzzz, buzzzzz, buzzzzzzzzz.