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Closeup of Elderflowers from Sambucus nigra

Individal flowers are approx 5mm while the flower corymbs are approx 20 cms.

The Elder is kin to the Honeysuckle and has been woven through many lands folklore. It has long been noted for its healing properties and was mentioned in the oldest of British Pharmacopoeia’s. To physicians and Wise Women of Old, it was considered the medicine chest of the country.

Most parts of the Elder are still used today in drinks, cooking, healing poultices, washes, infusions and ointments. One of my favourites is Elderflower cordial. :)

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elderflower, white, pastel, flower, sambucus nigra, folklore, goddess, fairy, fae

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  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 3 years ago

    Oh this is YUM Trudi! :) x

  • Thank you kindly Carol! :) xx

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  • deborah brandon
    deborah brandonalmost 3 years ago

    soooooo sublime Trudi – very YUM indeed !!! such a pretty painterly effect – I will have to track down the cordial :)) xx

  • Thank you Deb – Loving experimenting with the pastels at the moment.. possibly because Spring is around the corner! lol Oh, it is very yum indeedy. I definitely recommend trying the cordial. :) xx

    – inessence

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 3 years ago

    Oh my gosh this is soooo lovely! Simple, elegant and graceful! Love the subtle coloring of the bokeh, in my monitor it seems to go from a delictae shade of blue to a soft green! Excellent focus, excellent composition and capture of light!

  • Thank you so much for your beautiful comment Joanne! I loved the gradient colouring when I saw the photo. The blue/green colouring is the background from the sky, leaves and flowers. They’re a bit deeper in the original. :)

    – inessence

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    a beauty

  • Thank you Sylvia! :)

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  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning work Trudi!!!! So ethereal!!!

  • Thank you so much Greta! :)

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  • liesbeth
    liesbethalmost 3 years ago

    beautifull …

  • Thanks! :)

    – inessence

  • deborah brandon
    deborah brandonalmost 3 years ago


    please see this weeks ’ sweet escape’ selection here – such a stunning image – deb & em xx

  • Thanks Deb

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  • Priska Wettstein
    Priska Wettsteinalmost 3 years ago

    Congrats on your well deserved feature! Waht a beautiful soft picture.

  • Thank you for your lovely comment Priska.

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  • Jenifer  Bunnett
    Jenifer Bunnettalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful.

  • Sorry for the very late reply! Thanks Jeni. :)

    – inessence

  • artwin1
    artwin1almost 3 years ago

    JUST STUNNING< SO ETHERIAL!!!

  • Thank you. :)

    – inessence

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