Peggy, in her Woman with Wings blog,
wrote that yesterday was "a waxing moonday in the sign of Capricorn.
In other words, it is a working moonday -- Capricorn energy is all about discipline, ambition, and accomplishment."
Even before reading her blog, I was amazed at how much I was getting done! I had called to schedule two appointments that had been on the back burner for a very long time. One was taken care of today,
and the other will be tomorrow.
This world is a strange and mysterious place,
and I think we know very little about how we humans relate to it.
I'm really ok with that,
and rather enjoy being small potatoes in this enormous universe.
I was delighted to find this colorful bundle
in my studio this morning!
I love the red that I've gotten!
I can't wait to open it....
it's on the calendar for August 20th!...
I carried a bag on my morning walk
with the boys today.
The Poke Berries are beginning to ripen
Here are some waiting to be rolled up
on my silk:
You can see a bit of a stain on the silk already!
I didn't realize that when the berries fell,
their 'holders' were beautiful flowers:
Makes sense though:
these were the flowers that made the berries
to begin with.
Lovely, aren't they?
Here's my little bundle with the poke berries -
all set for its bath:
And this is what is living on the limb
that the silk bundle is rolled upon:
Since I'm all new to this eco dyeing and printing,
I have no idea what this limb will contribute
to the silk.
I found this lovely little fragile plant
growing along side our driveway
(in the shade)
Its color is so neutral that I barely saw it.
I photographed it with a piece of card stock behind it:
Here's another photo,
which I hope you can see,
illustrates how the 'flower' comes from the ground:
and here is a detail shot of the little flowers:
Do any of you know what this plant is?
I've never seen anything like it before!
And lastly, I will close with a few canine shots.
The boys spent today at the groomers.
They adore Brenda, and she loves them too!
That said, I know it is a strain for them,
being away from home all day,
so I picked up some 'liver brownies'
at Pet Pleasers.
They love liver brownies!
At 14 months, Bosco has become his own dog:
he is learning to behave,
with the help of Obedience School,
(and liver brownies)
he is very protective,
......and he is a huge clown!