There were seemingly invisible glistening strands running from plant to plant and stem to stem in this morning’s light. With the sun’s reflection the “stitches” appeared and disappeared – another reflection of the season.
I still don’t remember whether I intentionally planted this or whether it’s wild. It doesn’t matter as it’s putting on a vibrant show where so many of my summer blooms have dried up in the summer heat. I won’t be pulling it up.
Progress on the third yukata is slow, but that’s sometimes the nature of it. I’m pleased with the results of the first overlap piece in mokume – wood grain pattern. I’ve begun dyeing a sleeve, and then it’s one more overlap. Can’t wait to begin the assembly.
The last few days have been unseasonably warm, confusing the critters, including a copperhead that visited. He disappeared quickly enough and I hope that means he ventured off into the woods behind my house. With cooler temps coming, they’ll be in hibernation soon, I’m told.