"...Nor did I wonder at the lily's white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those."
David Austin's William Shakespeare rose, a prolific repeat bloomer with a lovely scent.
Boil for a bit to drain the rose essence in to the water.
A few minutes later, the petals have gone all translucent.
Okay, this is just me being silly -- I put a bit in a tinted purple glass, just so I could take this photo, against the anaglypta.
Drained the petals, added sugar, and then put it in the fridge last night, because I didn't have lemons! I'm not sure if the color was this dark last night? This morning, I added the juice of two fresh lemons and a single drop of rose essence.
Bring it up to a boil!
The faceted jelly glasses are just adorable.
All done -- now they're sitting on the counter, waiting to see if they've sealed properly (the top will pop if they do).