magic all around
A day of settling in. Cloudy, but no rain. Yesterday, rain kept me inside most of the day except for a walk between showers. I revisited a lot of the works-in-progress I had going before mid-August. I am happily regaining some momentum, which continues today.
This triad of flowers in primary colors makes me so happy. Giant blue lobelia, echinacea, black-eyed susan.
Here’s the huge healthy zucchini (costata romanesca) trained on a pole. I need to tie up the top again. I’ve been pruning off the leaves lower down. I think it’s preventing the mildew that develops this time of year.
I walked inland today, no water views. But I always pause and gaze at this willow grove. I feel like it’s significant. Something should happen there or maybe did happen there. I’ve been rereading Ursula LeGuin’s Earthsea books, which are inducing me to see wizardry around every corner. This grove reminds me of the “Immanent Grove.”
And last photo for today – my first sunflower pocket cloth. Done, more or less. I might add some thread beads. I chose a brilliant red-orange floss for the points. The color and shine really stand out. I only had a small quantity of this color, so I had to skimp a bit on the split back-stitching. This is a magic object.