Walnuts

Every summer for many years, I've collected a supply of black walnuts for dyeing  from a huge tree in the neighborhood.



The fruits of this tree usually ripen and fall to the ground around middle of August. This year each time I visited the tree I found barely any walnuts. The ones I did see were tiny. They gave very little color. I resigned myself to waiting another year for the beautiful browns and creams of walnut hull dye.

October

There's something about the light in October. that makes the world almost too beautiful. Even on a cloudy morning there's extra richness in the colors.


Flying saucer morning glories


Red nightshade berries and yellow Virginia creeper leaf


Silk dyed with indigo


Virginia creeper


Perennial sunflowers


Virginia creeper