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celebrating autumn

November 6, 2019

 hard to believe it is November

it has been unseasonably warm, dry and calm –  the rain and wind will come soon enough

with the studio tour finished there is time to do the necessary garden clean up

weaving is on hold!

fig leaves are large and the tree almost doubled in size this year – the leaf pile is enormous

the Japanese maple seemed to drop all its leaves in a single day

all the under shrubs need attending to

on the boulevard, the young River birch are magnificent in their colourful peeling bark

the Amanita muscaria grows happily under the birch

be careful it can be piosonous and doesn’t give a dye colour

great mushroom books for the dyer

(click on picture to enlarge)

“All That the Rain Promises, and More…” is great for identification with good descriptions

lists those plants known for their dye properties, with pictures, has some good stories and even poetry

all in a small paperback that easily fits in a backpack

but now I’m off to rake more leaves


4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2019 3:43 am

    We have gone from a long, pleasant autumn right into snow. It’s such a shock! I love river birches . . .


    • November 7, 2019 8:29 am

      Kerry – snow!!! after your pictures of ice last year it doesn’t bode well. I had no knowledge of river birches before the municipality started replacing the old diseased trees but the young trees are beautiful and the bark is gorgeous.


  2. November 7, 2019 2:53 am

    hi Jean,
    between my new life and blogger woes i have been somewhat absent from blogland.
    plus the fact that things have changed and i can no longer leave comments in platforms other than blogger ಠ ಠ soo fed up.let’s see if this comes through
    i see you’re as productive as ever.


    • November 7, 2019 8:36 am

      Hi Neki – I have tried over and over to leave a comment on your blog, can’t understand why blogger is doing this (you are not the only one) and some of the problem comes from WordPress. A couple bloggers I watch have left blogger and gone on to other platforms. Happy to hear from you, hope this is a sign of better things. 🙂


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