Hot, summer days bring my favorite summertime flower, the white canopy of elderberry blossoms. Snow white, tiny blossoms in a cluster, on fragile deep green stems bring promises of the deep magenta berry. It looks like we are going to have a great supply of elderberries in August to pick, boil down, and turn into deep purple elderberry syrup and jelly. Ours grow wild and new bushes often pop up in surprising places on our acreage. They don’t require special care or nurturing. Another reason why I love them. A bush so beautiful, plus a fruit that is so healthy for you is truly one of nature’s finest gifts.