Hello everyone. I love the sort of map one finds in confusing places, which informs:
This is a good reminder, I think, because where else would one be? However, sometimes it's quite difficult to tell, so I made this. The edge I dyed with tea! I've been following lots of dyeing experiments in wonderful blogland, but this is all the farther I've gotten with it. However, a little collection of onion skins and crocosmia blossoms is sitting on the counter, waiting for more courage on my part.
The persimmons are ripening! I picked some after the rain last night:
In admiration of that, I made this:
Here is one of my favorite places nearby...Horse Hill...the people in town took up a collection to save the land from developers so horses could Occupy.
And here is something I made in admiration of that!
So that's it for now. I mean to be posting oftener, and hopefully will soon be able to. Meanwhile, let's just keep occupying now, the best of now, whenever possible.
a timely reminder, often very necessary as a reality check.ReplyDelete
go on, jump in with the onion skins, you can't help but be surprised and thrilled. add a few beetroot leaves while you're there too.
Hi Kaite! Yes, I think that will be the solution...jump right in. I have India Flint's book and that should help too. First I have to shop for beets...thanks!ReplyDelete
Hi Suzanna, can understand your apprehension with dyeing, I'm planning on trying some sooooon too. Did you ever find the pineapple sage plant(red flowers for birds)? If it's any more help, it is from the Salvia family. Really love your ode to the persimmon fruit, it's beautiful. Lovely story about the horses. Cheers Marg, oxReplyDelete
Hi Margaret...I'm so glad you visited and mentioned the pineapple sage...I did find some and this autumn it bloomed, and I learned how to cut it back so it would keep on blooming. It's fairly done now, but I took a picture while it was in its glory, so I'll post it so you can see it. I'm grateful to you for recommending it!ReplyDelete
i think too that you can dye with persimmon...ReplyDelete
the TROUT is just so perfectly perfect...
and the lemonesque border...ohhhhhh.
i love your celebrations of things in your
day...yes. to Occupy the Now. this is good.
love and love to you,
Hi Grace...the world of Dyeing seems so vast...I'm going to read India Flint's book. Lately I've been wondering about getting an angora rabbit, for very soft wool...no, no, it is just a thought, I'm not really going to do that, I don't think.ReplyDelete
Hi Suzanna playing with dye is such fun. If you ever want to use something harmless & bright if a bit 'commercial'as opposed to finds fronm the wild and the garden, try food dyes For cake icing etc) on wool or silk.ReplyDelete
Onion skins are a perfect place to start, very easy. Persimmons are a very traditional natural dye in Japan I believe. I don't remember if it's the fruit or the leaves that are used. One of my grandmother loves persimmons...probably one of the things she missed the most when she moved from California so many years ago.ReplyDelete
Elizabeth, that is an interesting idea! I've got a bit of felted wool from the last go round, and I think I'll give it a try...thanks!ReplyDelete
Deb...thank you for the encouragement...looks like I'm going to have to step into the stream a bit! I wish I could share my persimmons with your grandmother...there are so many of them...just now the birds and squirrels are doing some harvesting...I give so many away.ReplyDelete
Love your felts ... especially "you are here." :)ReplyDelete
Brings you back to the moment!
Thank you so much for stopping by...yes! this moment, oops, no, THIS moment...the river of moments. I loved your Assisi slideshow...ReplyDelete
Good on you all for helping those fine horses! We are all too self important for our own good and our fellow creatures are important.ReplyDelete
Patty, thanks for stopping by...I wish I could fit a horse (or a donkey) into my backyard. My town has a race track but most of the people who live here wish it gone. For myself, I am comforted by the presence of those horses...ReplyDelete
if our work reflects where we are, it is perfect.ReplyDelete
Yes, and what a treasure it is to have a vehicle for being able to do that reflection...thank you so much, Jude.ReplyDelete