Sunday, May 03, 2009

Dye Day #1 and Rain

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We had a blast on our first day of the workshop and everyone got loads dyed. There were experienced dyers and newbies and all seemed to have found this method is an easier way to get color quickly.

But the real story is the rain. So much rain over such a short time that our pond has been draining at a gushing rate.

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The pond drain empties at the base of the hill into the driveway which in turn floods down to the road and into a stream and the lakes across the road. We again are grateful to live up on a hill.

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When I got home from the workshop the rain had stopped for like 3 minutes so I took pictures of big flowers that have just opened.

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Light purple clematis which have to be trained up the lattice.

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And the rhododendrons are starting to open too.

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I don’t think I can have too many clematis…

9 comments:

  1. there is no such thing as too many clematis... you are correct. I love the pink ones. I may have to hunt some of those down.

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  2. Heck, there's no such thing as too many flowers! But I do love the clematis. I found some Silver Lace at the local farm market so they will be trained up my front porch. Now I need to go get some lattice so I can train them all the way around the porch!!

    teri

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  3. Soooo beautiful! I can't wait to see photos of all the lovely things you and the class made. And I'm with Cindra, I may need to just go buy some clematis, they are amazing!!

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  4. Ooh-la-la!! everything is soooo deliciously green!

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  5. The pink Clematis is just too brilliant to be true!

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  6. It looks like it might be time for you to build an ark!
    K

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  7. Hi Mel,
    Did I tell you that I LOVED our (your) class??? I washed out everything, ironed most..in my dedicated kitchen sink- yikes, but I did clean well afterwards. I have wonderful shades of lime and yellow mostly, the velour will washed tomorrow. It still looks gorgeous.Thanks for two fabulous days!

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  8. Where do the fish go when the pond is draining? Are they safe? Will they get washed away? Oh, noooooo!

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