I was so pleased to find our trees flowering when we got to the cottage last week. It is so easy to miss the flowering, as the trees only produce those wonderful bunches of white flowers for a very short time. The trees are called false acacias in France ( no idea what their proper name is ) and they grow everywhere and are really somewhat of a nuisance. But........ their flowers are quite gorgeous and edible as well -
This is what the trees look like -
The marguerites were also growing everywhere in our field. I picked a big bunch of them for the house of course -
Right by the gate grows a mock orange shrub, and the scent coming off the blossoms is intoxicating, I love it -
I picked a few little blossoms for the house as well, and it was such a pleasure walking past the tiny bowl filled with them -
Just one little flower, but the beautiful scent is so strong -
I can sit on my beloved white French garden chair, soak up the beautifully peaceful atmosphere and enjoy the scents wafting through the garden -
This time of the year, the hedgerows are covered in blossoms as well. There is wild honeysuckle everywhere -
Wild hedgerow roses -
and the beautiful tiny white flowers of the elderberry bush -
I am going out this morning to pick some for elderflower cordial. Haven't made any in years, but we used to love the delicately flavoured drink so much.
Seems I only photographed one white thing in the house, lol, this beautifully hand embroidered 19th Century top, which my Napoleon III manequin is currently wearing -
The rest of the France pics will follow a bit later on this week. Gotta get my Tag Tuesday tag done first ( late, of course, lol ), and need to have a serious think about what to include in the giveaway, have a pick/create session probably ................
I am linking this post to the fabulous White Wednesday over at the Faded Charm Cottage