As the mountain laurel fades into summer, another plant with lots of white flowers is reaching its blooming peak, Elderberry. We are fortunate to have these shrubs in our yard where I made these images. I hope to get out this weekend and make some wider views.
In this case it is black elderberry, named for the fruit which will be a little while in developing.
From closer the flowers can really fill the frame. As you would expect from so many flowers, the fruiting is in large clusters although each is very small. There are several reported health benefits as long as the berries are cooked first, otherwise they can be toxic.
All the little flowers seem to be at a dance party. 🙂