Glad I went out early this morning.  It’s now pouring rain.

The sunrise was an enchanting bonus, but the actual purpose of the mission was this:

Fireweed and rose flowers.

I’m planning to make a syrup with them and some high-bush cranberries I have left in my freezer from last fall.  It shall be fruity pink and delicious on pancakes or french toast!

I try to go really easy on the harvesting of these around civilized areas because I want them to flourish, so it will take me a couple of outings to get enough for the syrup.  I’m letting the ones I’ve harvested dry in the meantime.  You can make syrup out of dry or fresh so I don’t think it matters if I use a mixture.  I’ll let you know how it goes.