October first

The colors are intense. I've been working indoors, clearing out ancient heaps of fabric, papers and projects that will never be complete. I dash outdoors now and then to refresh my eyes and brain!


 

Seeds are getting ripe


 


 

Coreopsis flower dye

I've been collecting these annual coreopsis flowers all summer. They're small but they pack a punch in the dye pot. These plants are getting a little ragged but are still popping out the blossoms.


 


 

 The brew has a nice, fresh medicinal smell


Silk embroidery threads dyed with coreopsis flowers. The one on the right was dyed with coreopsis and madder roots.


 

September spiderwebs

A spider has been attaching her web  to the clothesline each night. Each morning it's bigger and fuller of no- longer- flying things. If I see a bee or butterfly caught in it, I let it out.