As promised, I have lots of pictures for you today! I took a little walk yesterday up my gravel road, and I had company!
The Squog followed me for the first half of the walk. As you see, she’s just beginning to get her winter coat. She will be much fluffier by December.
I love the contrast between the blackberry canes and leaves. I want a dress the color of the thorns. Is that weird?
Look at that FORM. The berries and the leaves . . . I want to make a knitting motif from this somehow. Also I think I want some of these bushes in my yard. I wonder what they are? I wonder if they would eat my yard?
It was a great day for colors and textures. Those lichens have pink and green and black and brown . . . my favorite thing about living in a place where it rains for 2/3 of the year is all the moss and lichens and fungus. So much color and texture and freaky cool stuff to look at. And photograph. And bore the pants off people talking about.
And SPEAKING of color and texture . . . I didn’t set this picture up, I just found it. I want to EAT IT. It looks delicous. (I told you I have weird sensory confusion. Here we go again. Don’t you think those colors would taste good? I do.)
Holly is the coolest. Just sayin’.
And THIS. This, my friends, is Bittersweet Nightshade (a.k.a. Blue Bindweed, a.ka. Woody Nightshade, a.k.a. Solanum dulcamara). It’s somewhat toxic, though it is used by experienced herbalists. I don’t use it, but I do admire it. A lot.
And how could I NOT admire it? look at the colors and shapes. It’s so graceful, it’s like something out of a wonderful story book.
Fantastic. And finally, at the end of my walk, I surprised this lovely lady:
Apologies for terrible picture quality, I was pretty far away and don’t have fancy zoomy lenses. But you can tell how pretty she is even with the blur, don’t you think?