Saturday, March 12, 2016

- Abundance

After a week of rain ...


it was no great surprise to find a riotous unfolding. 

Dewberry (a wild blackberry in the Rose family which I have long called Briar Rose, incorrectly) ...


led me to revise yesterday's patch in silhouette, as Deb Sposa's students have recently done ...

Completed on March 14

Wandering the floodplain earlier in the day, there was ample evidence of yellow evening primroses, which opened as promised at sunset ...


with the moon as my witness ...


along with the Gaura ...

which also appeared at dusk


Also as promised (to Grace), here are the results of my spring organizing, both cloth ...


and floss, which is wrapped in cloth woven during Jude Hill's Considering Weave ...


And a cloth I dyed last summer using blanket flower at the Outer Banks of North Carolina ...


had faded to pale lilac and gray. But upon finally washing it out today, it blushed as softly green ...

The camera doesn't do this justice ... it's much greener

as this newly-leafed live oak ...


I think it's destined to be today's patch, but as with so many ideas flying through my fevered brain, it will have to wait for another day before being realized (I feel French knots coming on). Update: See March 14 for Patch #72.

9 comments:

Mo Crow said...

love your stitched silhouette of the Dewberry!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Mo ... I'm debating whether to take it out to the edges, perhaps in a lighter color. Need to wait for daylight to do that, but that's easily done since we spring ahead an hour tonight.

Roxanne said...

Hi Liz,
It has been so frustrating to a newbie to SC that I am unfamiliar with so many local plants. Thank you for the Lady Bird Johnson link. I think this will solve a huge part of it. Now, if only I could remember the Latin names...practice.

Liz Ackert said...

Roxanne ... where did you move from? We found the national Master Naturalist program invaluable when we moved from Virginia to Texas. Here's the link for the South Carolina program: http://www.clemson.edu/public/naturalist

As for remembering Latin names ... ha! I have to look them up every time.

Mo Crow said...

I love the simplicity and the space, less is more

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

stitching the negative space for dewberries....EXCELLENT!!!!
Brilliant!!!!!
and your cloth piles....ahhhhhhhhh. just love soaking them in

Liz Ackert said...

This is why I love reading Windthread and Artisun and every other Kindred Spirit's blog ... there are so many great ideas out there!

Now if I can just keep those cloth piles neat ... ha!

Roxanne said...

The Northeast. Connecticut via New York. Thanks again.

Liz Ackert said...

You're welcome.

And ha ... my old stomping grounds! Cousins in Washington, CT and my own childhood on Long Island (with summers on Shelter Island). I happily left the cold behind moving south to Virginia (for 35 years) and then Texas.