Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Busy day.




Today has been a really busy one - this morning shopping for a friend - and then delivering the shopping, which meant a wonderful drive through Coverdale. I took my camera but never managed to stop and take a photograph - sorry.
Coverdale is a beautiful dale and it was especially beautiful this morning because the elderflowers were in bloom and lit the road side. The farmer says he can never remember the elder being so prolific with its blossom. The whole drive was sheer delight. I passed the gallops on Middleham Moor where the racehorse trainers run their horses and I was hoping for some photographs but was far too late. As the farmer pointed out, horses feel the heat too and it has been scorching hot day today.

After lunch Tess and I walked through the fields and I managed to photograph an elder bush in full bloom and a wild rose in full bloom - yes they are doing very well too this year. Then coming back through the front garden I saw that the delphiniums were coming out - what a beautiful blue they are.

The rest of the afternoon was spent with a family History expert who gave me such a lot of information on my ancestors. He has put it all into my computer and now I have to sort it out.

It seems we might have one or two new passengers on the bus next Monday - so do hope everyone is able to climb aboard.

13 comments:

ewix said...

And such smells
Elder flower is awful but evocative
and wild roses too lovely for words.

Derrick said...

I've noticed the wild roses in the hedgerows too, Weaver. Everything looks so much lovelier in the sunshine. Thanks also for my bus ticket. I look forward to the ride!

Poet in Residence said...

Tried your 'scourge of africa' link but can't seem to get through.

Is it me or you do you think?

Heather said...

Beautiful photos as always Pat and your delphiniums are a joy. I love them but have given up trying to grow them as they end up as snail fodder.

Titus said...

Yes, I love the delphiniums too. Have yourself an easy evening!

Shirley said...

I've had the same problem with the Scourge of Africa link.

Penny said...

Lovely to see and hear about your warm and lovely weather, very cold, damp and dreary here, but we need the rain and it is winter!

Bonnie said...

Love your new header and the update on your day.

Lori at Jarvis House said...

I have never seen Elder. I'll have to ask EWix about it too. Doe this plant have any other names? Does it grow in the US? Lovely poet

Seth said...

So green and lush. Thank you for the burst of country!

Pondside said...

I love wild roses!
Elder bushes aren't common here - I am going to try to get one and see how it does. I've read so much about elder flower this-and-that and would like to try my hand at some of the recipes one day.

Eryl Shields said...

The delphiniums are spectacular and I do love a dog rose – I saw really deep pink ones yesterday. Will you be making elder flower wine?

BT said...

Lovely photos Weaver, I love the tall stately delphiniums and they are a gorgeous blue. We have also noticed the elderflower in bloom this year - normally we get a measly amount but not this hot Summer.