An amazingly beautiful sunset the other evening:

altamira sunset

There’s an elderberry bush at the end of our road. At least I’m pretty sure they’re elderberries. Harvested a big bowlful and now they’re in the freezer. I’m thinking of making elderberry syrup with it. I’ve got a good recipe here, from one of my writing clients, and it’s supposed to be full of vitamins and great for coughs and colds.

Freshly picked

Freshly picked

Got around a cup and a half.

Got around a cup and a half. They look like teeny tiny blueberries.

Spotted what HAS to be the same big black tarantula again, this time making tracks for another part of the property.

This guy sure gets around.