July

How quickly the summer days race along! The garden calls to me even in my dreams.


The delphiniums are my latest loves....


The colors and fragrances, watering and weeding are distracting me from dyeing or spinning or sewing...


 


Not entirely though...:)


 

June 20

Quiet misty morning. Our youngest son will fly away today.


The days rush along so quickly. It's good to notice the small and wonderful changes.



Classic June


The un-mowed patch of grass on the corner was like a silvery-green sea this morning.


 

Happy morning

Our youngest son is coming home today to vist after a really long time.

This is a  very happy morning...:)

 


 


In the midst of major tidy-ing up, I came across these little odds and ends of wool yarn. They were dyed with cochineal, indigo, and coreopsis flowers.


 

June 4 2019

 


 Summer in this old neighborhood. The next-door neighbor's porch is crumbling, The big elm tree had to be trimmed a bit more.

Beauty lives in both growth and decline.


 


 Chubby robin children on the front porch yesterday evening


 


 I love this part of town.


 

June 2019

 


Lots of rain lately. The columbines are blooming.


 


It's fun to plant a packet of mived color columbine seeds. These were planted last year  and the blooms are a lovely suprise.I love their color and shape.


 


Sunlight between storms. (Yes, the garage has seen better days.)



Muddy path


 


Dry land!


Madder silks

 


I've been gathering amd sorting some madder dyed silks .


 


Organza


 


 


Raw silk


 

May 11


 


 Woad in bloom. Simple and swetly scented.


 


It looks a little weedy next to the fancy tulips, but it's just as precious to me.

 

May

 


I dyed some hemp silk fabrics with madder roots and indigo. This is one of my very favorite,most intersting kinds of fabric.


 


 This piece of hemp/silk  dyed with madder seems to echo the tulip shades.



 

 The madder patch is thriving


 

April 18


 April is the change-iest month! This is how things looked last Sunday.


 

Cold woad plant


 

Poor daffodils


Chilly scilla


T    Today the serviceberry is about to bloom.


And the daffodils are fine!


 

April 11

Bloodroot  ( Sanguiria canadensis)


After such a long winter, the garden in  April is a thrill!


 


 May apples  (Podophyllum peltatum)


The May apples begin like little umbrellas


 


 Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)


These trilliums will have gorgeous garnet-red blooms


 


Scilla


 


 This patch of blue began as a dozen little bulbs many years ago..


 


Woad (Isatis tinctoria)

Testing the germination of some woad seeds. Despite cold, wet and windy weather, so far, so good.

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