This afternoon we had two terrific downpours that played havoc with the flowers. Of course, I was supposed to be putting the finishing touches on the last collages for my upcoming show, but I knew the light was right for some nice photographs. And besides, I've been running up a big deficit in outdoor time lately, and an even greater deficit where gardening is concerned. Recently, all the credit in the gardening department truly belongs to my husband and it seems the only thing I'm really committed to is turning the compost--an activity that, for some reason, gives me great satisfaction!
Garlic (One can never have enough.)
Blueberries coming on.
This weekend, I've been inspired by the textiles on the novembergrass blog and also on Avalanche Looms' blog and website. Both of these artists are currently featuring works with soft, loose flower petals and they are truly lovely. And in addition to her textile art pieces, Susan Johnson weaves gorgeous linen/cotton scarves. I hope you'll have a moment to follow each of the links, and when you get to Avalanche Looms' website, make sure you "tour" Susan's Wisconsin store and workshop (she also has an etsy shop). Sure wish they were just down the street from me. They are incredibly appealing spaces!
The lovely Sangu Kaku Maple, with its red bark and stems.
Rose petals intermingled with Carex grass.