Weather back to normal British summer, every day is different, Saturday was a can't-make- up it's mind day and we took a little trip down the Darent Valley forgetting it was the lavender season.
Can you smell it?
Another sight was a flash of red as we were driving and I had to go back to catch the most glorious field of poppies I have ever seen.
I really needed a ladder to do it justice.
Apart from TV my other occupation has been to play with tea bags and paper. Just look, it was such fun. I bought the cheapest fruit teas that I could find and made up three bowls.
This was liquorice which I thought would give me light brown but in fact it remained a very pale yellow. The other two I used were blackberry & blueberry and masala chai.
I arrange the papers and for once had patience and left them overnight. Whoo!
One has an embellishment of a leaf I walked in from the garden.
It was interesting how the different types of paper absorbed the dye.
I actually have dozens more but won't bore you, I used the last of the dyes to make book pages. the Blackberry made a lovely grey. You can see them behind these little journaling cards I have been making.
Did I say that after initial reservations I am now deeply in love with Tim Holtz's Oxide Inks.
Sun shining, what to do first? Oh, housework. OK then.