Last day of 2023

Milkweed pods and seeds ready to scatter  and plant themselves


Some of the old ornaments


November 7 2023


 Madder roots

I dug up some of the madder roots that have been creeping toward the neighbor's yard. This part of the patch has been growing for over 10 years. 


These were very easy to chop with the garden clippers. I'll let them dry for a while, but it's hard to wait!


October 27 2023


Beautiful cherry and redbud leaves.


Serviceberry leaves


Coreopsis and Bright Lights cosmos blossoms

Silk dyed with coreopsis and cosmos flowers



 The garden is so full of color!


Late delphiniums tiger lilys and coreopsis




December 11 2022

Madder root dye on wool yarn

 Wool yarn dyed with madder.


The variety of shades makes me wish I had much more yarn and madder!

December 9 2022


 It's been such a long time since I've added anything to this little blog.

The months have marched along, full of wonder, action and beauty. It's impossible to gather them back, but it's not too late to begin sharing again.


The bird bath

 The neighbor's magnificent elm tree was cut down this September.  The process was very unsettling, to put it mildly.


A small part of the cut down elm tree.


 I asked for a couple of the logs. The birds and cats take turns perching on them.


October 30 2022








Garfield Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show

These pictures are a tiny sample of those I took during my recent, (and first), visit to the Garfield Park Conservatory for the annual spring flower show. What a beautiful display! The colors and fragrance were beautiful and inspiring. This place is a jewel in the city.



 I love these giant snapdragons


The air was sweet.


Stock and azalea


Beautiful yellow azalea




January 28 2022


 Little Gerta


 A pan of snow for fun!


Winter blooms




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