Monday, May 21, 2012

small things...


>>> awed by the perfect blue of a robin's egg, found on the trail.

poking out

>>> spotting mushrooms pushing through the earth here and there, counter-intuitive to the calendar.


>>> appreciating the last of the trilliums, fading as the weather warms up.

spun paper

>>> noting the perfection of a tiny wasp's nest, abandoned on the forest floor.


>>> preparing an iron mordant with rusty nails in a vinegar solution, for later use in dyeing.


>>> admiring the vibrant colour of the clematis blooming outside my door, even more so when kissed by raindrops.

hope your week is starting well...even better if it is a holiday monday like i am enjoying this morning. the rain is still falling outside, determined but gentle.  i'm currently typing while savouring the warmth under the covers, but my tummy is rumbling and it might be time to embrace the day.


Ketra said...

Do you every dye with lily stamens/anthers? I've often wondered about this because they stain *everything* with such a rich curry hue. If so, what mordant do/would you use?

RaeRaggs said...

You take beautiful photographs.

lynda Howells said...

Our robin's do not have this gorgeous blue egg! wqasp nest beautiful..infact all images are wonderfulx lynda

Maggie said...

These are such beautiful details. That robin's egg is amazing!

Jenni said...

Thankyou for sharing these beautiful photos, I found it hard to choose a favourite.....the egg and wasp nest caught my eye first, so lovely.

leFiligree said...

your pictures are glowing today!

moerdesigns said...

The robins egg is amazingly beautiful .

joanie said...

What lovely finds - perfection!

Heather M. said...

I've been reading "Mosses, Lichens and Ferns of Northwest North America" so I was focussing on the moss in your pictures. You take such amazing photographs. I really enjoy your posts of our little corner of the world.

Anonymous said...

Wow, those photographs are amazing! I never realized that robin's eggs are really that blue!