November 2

November has arrived suddenly!  It's been gorgeous - chilly and fresh, and tonight there may be a little snow. I've been rushing to plant hundreds of tulip and daffodil bulbs before it gets really cold.


 

There's so much to be done that I can hardly begin. One thing I have gotten done is to sort through some of the giant collections of silk scraps. Above is a little of the walnut dyed vintage silk.


 


Scraps of indigo dyed silk


Inspiration on the ground.


 

Steady...


After all of the Thanksgiving visiting and joy, it's time to get back to normal.


The days have become soft and gentle again. I finished planting the daffodil bulbs!

I'm still working on emptying the silk fabric storage baskets. Since I'm so busy with dyeing all the time, they fill up  fast.


Winter has fallen!

Most of the peach tree leaves have fallen straight down without changing color.


Hiding in the leaves



 The temperature fell to 17 overnight. The rhododendon is a good weather gauge - it really shrivels in the cold.



The first snow has fallen. As usual, I'm in the middle of an indigo dyeing project. The cold complicates this a little - mostly it's just less pleasant to work outdoors.


There are still dozens of daffodil bulbs to plant. Winter is beautiful, but I'm just not ready yet.


 

November

It was quite cold this morning, with beautiful yellow sunlight.


Sparrows warming themselves on the windowsill and mock-orange branches.



Maple tree in the neighbors' backyard


Late rosebuds


 Almost ripe


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