The ties, from the tarps over the round woodpiles last season. The tarps were too big, so we gathered them up at the top, secured the gathers with some indigo scrap. Sun shibori I have called it. There is more to say, but the man is not well today so I am just showing. Washed and ironed, some too brittle to sew, but so beautifully weathered.
Missed this one! Hope the Man is better.
I have a little tree that grew from a seed that had sprouted inside the lemon. I’d never seen that before.
He is ok.
Funny to see them already sprouted…
I’m a little late on commenting but I hope the man is feeling better.
Also, love the weathered strips and even though you can’t stitch them (because they are fragile) you could always pull a Jude and lay something sheer over them, capturing them. Oh lovely.
OR what springs yo my Mixed Media mind, glue them down to something else. They would not go to waste!
Love to grow things from seed, so satisfying!
They are like paper 😎
I grew lemon plants from pips gathered from lemon trees on Capri, while on holiday there a few years ago. Never thought they’d survive here in London, but they did. They live indoors in the winter, then have a stint outside in summer. You have far more sun than we do so I reckon your little plants will do ok.
Hope the man feels better soon xx
Great to hear!
Hope the man feels better soon. Lovely little lemon trees. Those tarp ties are beautiful! Have a great rest of your day.
Best wishes for the man. I just love being able to hear your thoughts about this and that. I love my son, too. Gentle. That was my first thought. Thank you, Jude, for sharing.
Thank you for being a travelling companion
I’ve always had lemons growing here because of our climate but I would think you could grow it in a pot there (many here do that but outside year round). Maybe put it on a wheeled base to more easily bring it into your new porch for winter. they can easily take cold down into the upper 30’s here when we occasionally get it.
all my memorial covid death scraps tied in the yard have faded to near white from two years of sun.
I’m happy for your spring!
Yeah, maybe, gets cder than that but maybe just bring it inside if there is a deep freeze.
The fading unto white is a cleansing tribute.
Feels like summer really.
they now look like gohei- shinto paper offerings. setting them free…
Yes, some of these had been weathered so long, so brittle, I could tear them like paper, ha, cloth to paper!
I like weathered fabric. I know it weakens the threads, but it’s still interesting. Little lemon trees. I’ll have to try that with my Meyer lemons. I planted three Honey Crisp apple seeds a month ago and now I have three little trees. In a few weeks I’ll transfer them to slightly larger pots and see what happens. I did allow them to dry first per instructions I had read somewhere. Did you dry the lemon seeds?
They had already sprouted in the lemon.
My son started growing a couple lemon seeds🌱🌱
and the indigo strips in the photo to the right remind me of feathers💙
Best Wishes to your man to get well soon 🌞
That feathering happens a lot on weathered ties, the way it folds I guess…
Strips are simply gorgeous…!. Hope each day brings more and more mending for your man.
The lemon seed leaves look so vibrant and fresh!
life, just life.
Hope you man feels better soon, those scraps are beauty waiting in the wings. Your lemon seedlings look wonderful
Remembering lemon juice and the sun to lighten our heads of hair. Hope healing comes quickly.
Remembering rhat too!
I hope your man mends well and feels better soon. ❤️
mending just takes the time it takes.
Such a beautiful blue…
lighter or disappearing in some spots, the depth of stain in others.
I feel so met when I encounter another being who treasures each scrap for its uniqueness. Thank you.
Mom grows a Meyer lemon outside during the summer and then brings it into a sun room during the winter. She gets occasional lemons. I would like to try that with a kumquat.
I’d like to try it with pom…
Tie dyed ties dyed by Nature💙
Hope the man feels well soon!
weathering a storm can be a beautiful thing.
Oh my god. Those strips are to die for.
the nature of it all…
yes, aren’t they, Dee!!?
I mean, seriously!!
my amish friends had two or three lemons growing from seed in pots, they almost always had one fresh lemon a month!
I hear they can do well indoors…
Yes but then you need to be the Bee. Worked for my daughter!
So then a tree would grow in Brooklyn? Ha