Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dyes & Bees

These wool pieces came from yesterday's purple dye pot. The small pieces are examples of what went into the dye pot, and the large ones are the same with purple dye...


Every morning before I start dyeing wool or fabric, we go outside with cups of coffee & tea to watch the sun rise. We anticipate this time of year because the bumblebees gather to sleep on the chaste tree blooms. There were about 15 bees this morning.

After the first blooms have faded in the Spring, Bill will prune the tree to get a second blooming. The bees will only hang around while there are blooms, so we have a few weeks to enjoy them still.

1 comment:

Windy Hills Happenings said...

Your pictures are great...how nice to enjoy such simple pleasures...