Monday, 22 June 2015

Solstice rainbow

It's that time of the year again when all the wildflowers are out in bloom. The edges of fields ring out with colour, it's my version,of walking through heaven.
The Summer Solstice is a busy time of year for me as it's when I hold my Solstice gathering for family friends and neighbours. This year I collected up the elderflowers and made some elderflower gin for the occasion.
My daughter is going to make up a cocktail with it probably with cloudy apple juice. I've been making lavender shortbread, rose petal butter and borage ice cubes. I like to use everything from the garden so nearer the time I'll be making many more delicious treats.
Then onto my rainbow. I have started building the bottle bricks out of the chakra colours on the decking area, it's not quite finished but it is starting to look effective. I hope everyone had a lovely Solstice and our gathering is in a few days time so we are hoping for sunshine.


Anne Wilson said...

Your idea of heaven is also mine, if I cant sleep I take myself through an imaginary gate( rustic) which leads me into a wildflower meadow, I'm asleep in no time.
For some reason I had not been able to access your blog for the last couple of weeks, it looks as though normal service has been resumed. Happy belated Solstice.

Reifyn said...

I wish I were at your Solstice gathering: the things you are serving sound uniquely fabulous. Especially the ice cubes!

Bedford Gypsy said...

Thank you both for your lovely comments. I think somehow I switched something off on blogger and it took me ages to re find it. Hopefully everything's back to normal now

Lunar Hine said...

Wow - you make amazing things! I'm inspired by putting flowers in ice cubes. That's my domestic level. Happy, happy solstice wishes for the rest of this year x