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low on words, so I've brought pictures.

Some time ago I was saying that, due to the alchemical combination of southern exposure, a metal door, and a glass door over that, I have a tiny space that gets tremendously hot, even on the coldest of days. cecile_c suggested I try using it for drying herbs. I did, and it worked:

Now I'm going to try drying a few cranberries:

Unrelatedly, the semi-tattered morning glories of yesterday, rain spattered:


And here are some dandelions I drew for Little Springtime


And you see my crow icon? duccio drew that. He sent it with a message in a bottle :-)


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Oct. 20th, 2014 04:28 am (UTC)
That's a very nice dandelion. Dried cranberries: mmmm!
Oct. 21st, 2014 11:48 am (UTC)
I checked on the cranberries just now, and they haven't shriveled a bit--I guess this takes time :-P
(no subject) - duccio - Oct. 21st, 2014 03:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - asakiyume - Oct. 22nd, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 20th, 2014 06:46 am (UTC)
I like your dandelion very much! And yes, I saw the crow, and liked it too. (I think I find all the corvids an intriguing set. And they inspire an enormous amount of literature. :) )
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC)
Corvids have worked their way into our collective, species heart, that's for sure.
Oct. 20th, 2014 10:01 am (UTC)
I think you have captured the soul of that dandelion.

Nice crow, Duccio!
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:16 pm (UTC)
I do love dandelions. Little Springtime's asking for a picture of one was a great excuse to spend some time on them. It got me to start reading a book i've been meaning to read for years: The Teeth of the Lion: The Story of the Beloved and Despised Dandelion
Oct. 20th, 2014 10:32 am (UTC)
Those morning glories! And a message in a bottle--how cool is that!
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:17 pm (UTC)
And that was the last day for morning glories--the next night, a killing frost came. So I'm glad I noticed those patches of sky-as-flowers when I did.
Oct. 20th, 2014 11:52 am (UTC)
Nicely drawn crow.
And here are some dandelions I drew for Little Springtime
Cool Mom of the Year award.
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:18 pm (UTC)
I give her cool daughter of the year award for picking a project for me that I'd like so much. She's a sweetie.
(no subject) - oiktirmos - Oct. 22nd, 2014 04:10 am (UTC) - Expand
Oct. 20th, 2014 11:55 am (UTC)
That most underrated of plants, the dandelion. The leaves taste good in a salad too!
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:19 pm (UTC)
Yes! Though apparently the Pilgrims brought over the seeds for its virtue as a medicinal plant, rather than as a salad green.
Oct. 20th, 2014 12:35 pm (UTC)
At first, I thought the basil was insect husks.
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they kind of look like cicada husks.
Oct. 20th, 2014 12:36 pm (UTC)
Do you grow the herbs yourself?

I've always loved morning glories. My grandfather used to plant them in his yard for me. Those are lovely with the water drops on them.

Your dandelions are amazing! So pretty!
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:20 pm (UTC)
I grow *some* herbs myself, and that basil did come from a pot on my porch, but I didn't grow them from seeds--I got them as seedlings in the spring.

And me too, with morning glories. When I was very little, my mom used to grow them.
Oct. 20th, 2014 04:02 pm (UTC)
Dandelions are so cheerful! I like the crow icon very much.
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:21 pm (UTC)
Dandelions are gorgeous! Especially if you see a plant that's growing in a place where it's never been subjected to mowing--they can be like eighteen inches high and with *big* bold flowers.

Oct. 20th, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
thank you
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:24 pm (UTC)
T'warn't nothin', ma'am ^_^
Oct. 20th, 2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
Dried cranberries, yum :) It's so cool it worked!
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:25 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you prompted me to try! (So far the cranberries haven't shriveled much, but they're thicker, so it'll probably take longer.)
Oct. 20th, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
That is a great dandelion! Perfectly life-like, and perfectly stylistic as well, like Vincent.

Maybe a little more life-like even, but I do like your style as well!
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you--soaking up all your generous words like the world's happiest sponge.
Oct. 21st, 2014 11:04 am (UTC)
That first photo reminds me, very tangentially, of the dancerly elegance of wasps.
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
I can see it! That's a lovely comparison in both directions.
Oct. 21st, 2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
I had no idea morning glories came as anything other than grass-high inch-wide white flowers until I moved to San Diego for the first time as a teen. It took me a while to realize that yes, the climbing vines with the vaguely familiar five-inch trumpet blossoms of deepening purple around the flower's perimeter were, in fact, the same breed (genus? species? I forget my scientific classifications). Coastal SoCal and the Intermountain Corridor may both be high desert, but there are some notable differences impacting the growth of flora.

I like your dandelions very much.
Oct. 22nd, 2014 02:43 pm (UTC)
Contrariwise, I marveled when I discovered the tiny white wildflowers that looked like mini versions of the big blue ones. I love those little wild ones!

Thanks, re: dandelions. What a great plant the dandelion is.
(no subject) - seajules - Oct. 22nd, 2014 06:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
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