I dyed this piece of cotton saxon blue but, not being familiar with this dye yet, I went too light on the amount of dye I used. So, I experimented a bit further cutting off two pieces of the fabric and dipping the first one in half vinegar and half ferrous sulfate; the second piece, I dipped in hot soda ash.  Pretty dramatic difference!


It’s that time of year now when my outdoor work comes to an end.  I have only a few more chores to do before I prepare it to winter over.  So this morning I’ll take a look back to days when I had a special visitor!Robin10 Only a few weeks ago did I realize that one of the trees on the slope beside Lake Quannapowett was a pear tree.  The leaves actually did print with some coaxing.Pear Tree2.D.


Unusual To You Too?

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Guest host Lignum Draco asks us to experiment with something unusual.

A sudden appearance of some unusual  fungus in opposite sides of my yard on the fringes of woodland surpised me!

I still don’t know what this one is above.

But the bottom one is “Strobilomyces strobilaceus, also called Strobilomyces floccopus and commonly known as old man of the woods, is a species of fungus in the family Boletaceae. It is native to Europe and North America. ” Wikipedia   

This one appeared just in front of my car parked in my driveway.  I don’t think I’ll eat it.