When it started to rain yesterday, then didn't stop raining,
and didn't stop,
and well, just continued to bucket for hours...
I decided it was time for another science experiment.
It might be considered odd (by some) to be inspired by 1/3 of an aging red cabbage but I am learning
that many mysteries worth exploring are hiding within such dregs. So onto the chopping block it went.
Two bundles from reclaimed clothing: 100% silk on the left, and 100% ramie,
each containing the exact same assortment of ingredients (all shall be revealed later).
I'm trying to understand how different cloths absorb the same colors.
Already different, as you can see, after simmering for twenty minutes and sitting overnight.
Love the bits of spent blue cabbage sticking out...
Then I went and did something which might have been stupid and has completely altered the color
I won't know for a few days.
They are resting now.
Hopefully time will be good to me, fingers crossed.
Outside, the rainwater is causing some explosions.
Why is it that we can water, water, water with the garden hose and yet one good rain
and the garden responds like its won the lottery?!
When I planted this honeysuckle three years ago it was a puny cutting, barely six inches tall.
Now it has passed NINE feet.
And this is one of the reasons that I shall be a gardener until I can no longer lift a trowel.