Category: flowers

Joys of June

I’ve been thinking about joy lately. Wondering about it. Do I experience it? What causes it? Can I cultivate it? Walking in the neighborhood brings me joy. These plants, their exuberant colors.

On this planet

Sam planted the tomato row yesterday. It was buggy but not hot. Rain in the forecast, but not much. We put in fewer plants than last year. My seeds didn’t germinate well, maybe too...

Bluets

I’m really admiring the bluets in the yards around here right now. Houstonia caerulea, a native plant. Also known as Quaker ladies or “pissabeds” by old timers. Someone somewhere back in time was aware...

On the edge

A big storm to the south of us. This morning, on my walk, the island (MDI) looked shrouded and maybe rainy. But just a hint of rain and wind here so far. I love...

Garden days, cloth dreams

Rain. Lots of it. And thunder. I scurried around yesterday afternoon to spread hay mulch and do some ongoing garden cleanup. Harvest the rest of the bumper cucumber crop and remove the dead vines....

Cyanotype on linen

I really like how this turned out. My first cyanotype on fabric, specifically linen, using leftover chemistry from the goldenrod project. The composition is crowded but it gave me information on how the different...