Thursday, May 14, 2009

Beautiful day it was.

Murphy and I took a walk before dinner, around the yard. Here he is sitting on my lap, as we sit by the pond, listening to the sound of the frogs.
The Dandelion is the first yellow flower of spring to bloom in our part of Wisconsin but a close second is Winter Cress part of the Mustard family.
It's interesting that it's a favorite of the deer even though the seeds are very hot and peppery to the taste. I guess deer like it spicy in the spring.
Now, I've been thinking about natural plant dyeing and I know goldenrod produces a yellow to bright gold and a pale greenish tone, when processed.
I'm thinking I would like to try some Winter Cress and see what I get.
If I get time I'll give you the whole step by step process.
Just really like this design.

Like this one too. The red and yellow objects are wire balls I have out in the garden bed next to the pool fence. I can't remember where I found them, some store. They were just a boring wire color so I spray painted them. I do like my spray paint!

And, this is just a close up of the water pot next to the back door. I have no idea what water plants are in there. I didn't pay much attention to the names when I picked them out. I went for the color and shape as I tend to do. :)
Enjoy the rest of your day and evening. I hope you found something creative to do today. Remember it's good for your soul. :)Bea


  1. Anonymous6:20 PM

    Save your onion skins - they make a lovely gold.


  2. Really? For some reason I thought they would make a tea color. So, just regular yellow onion skins, right? Wonder if red onions make a pink or red color? :)thinkingoutloudbea

  3. Love your water plants! That tall one looks like bamboo but I don't think bamboo is a water plant, or is it?
    I watered my flowers this evening after a short nap but I didn't have my camera. I have some new blooms too. Maybe tomorrow!

  4. I love that water garden too. We have some of that long grassy/bamboo stuff in our pond in the UK. I have no idea of its name either!!