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winter colours

January 14, 2014

the crows are holding a convention

crows 001in the parking lot

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 the school field

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and the creek

it’s grey and wet and windy

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with just a hint of sun

winter 2129the warp is ready to go on the loom

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the colours are good, lining for the kesa

winter 2134the mahonia is in bloom, a delightful splash of colour

hummingbirds love it

22 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2014 2:25 am

    Crows are indeed fascinating, but in general in the UK if there’s a group of crows, they are actually rooks. If they have an area of pale just behind the beak, they are rooks (corvus frugilegus). They are very gregarious and sociable, and caring for the others in the flock. The species are probably different in the States tho.


    • January 27, 2014 8:49 am

      wren cottage – I’m in Canada but have lived in the UK. These are crows, definitely not ravens and we don’t have rooks in this area.


  2. Sue Seymour permalink
    January 17, 2014 4:38 pm

    I believe you have what is known as a ‘murder’ of crows.
    sue in MA


  3. January 16, 2014 3:27 pm

    imagine, hummers in january!


  4. January 16, 2014 12:23 am

    Not sure if I have ever seen a crow! Such inspiration you have around you, though. And that warp is gorgeous.


    • January 16, 2014 7:23 am

      Renee’ – thank you, threading the warp on the loom today. Crows are everywhere, busy and noisy.


  5. January 15, 2014 12:48 pm

    The crows are congregating here in similar ways–I’ve been trying to figure it out. And the polar vortex has eased–even in far upstate New York, we’re thawing some!


    • January 15, 2014 2:17 pm

      Kerry – crows fascinate me but they are a little overwhelming in a crowd. We are sitting in the banana belt, so far. Don’t want to tempt fate!


  6. January 15, 2014 9:40 am

    Grey days but Spring is coming. I’m glad we don’t have temperatures like Judi, Myra & Nat.


    • January 15, 2014 11:05 am

      Lis – or the reverse in Eastern North America with a polar vortex, ice storms,frost quakes and wind chill temps. at -40. can’t wait for Spring. keeping very quiet here in the “banana belt”.


  7. January 14, 2014 8:42 pm

    Great colors of thread and fabric. Is the blue dyed with indigo?


    • January 14, 2014 10:06 pm

      Hi Deb – it’s all natural dyes, the blue is indigo


      • January 14, 2014 10:33 pm

        I love the color. I am definitely going to have to gain some courage and try indigo.


      • January 15, 2014 9:06 am

        Deb – you have the choice of natural indigo which takes time, work and patience/understanding – or new “quick and easy” pkgs. of synthetic indigo.


      • January 15, 2014 12:36 pm

        I actually have the natural indigo kit from Maiwa sitting in my basement, I am just a big chicken!


      • January 15, 2014 2:15 pm

        Deb – well, I can understand. It’s not exactly something you want to tackle for the first time with the kids help. Just gotta go for it, what is the worst thing that can happen?


  8. Judith bushby permalink
    January 14, 2014 4:40 pm

    What lovely photos Jean. You certainly have a way with words.


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