A Day in the Country

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I had a glorious day in the countryside near Petaluma at my friend’s farm with some of her fiber-loving friends. After a fine lunch we sat around and visited while knitting. Then we cooled off in the pool. I love this landscape and drive out to be in it whenever I need a country fix. In August I always look for blooming naked ladies. They were flourishing along the roadside. I brought home some precious green persimmons–perfectly hard–to make my own dye called kakishibu. It might take 3 years to ferment to really do a good job!
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5 thoughts on “A Day in the Country

  1. Looks like you had a good time at Mimi’s. My guild does a weekend there this coming weekend but I will have to miss it due to family events.

  2. My mother-in-law in Missouri used to call the flowers Surprise Lilies. I always enjoyed them, but haven’t seen any in years.

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