Last weekend, the weather was glorious, specially in the afternoon. On Saturday we ventured out camera & picnic in hand. I'll share the photos I took those days today & next week. Today, just a handful of them.
fennel in its winter stage (above & below)
(I think it's trying to mimic the Queen eheh)
I haven't managed to identify this one,
so if you have any idea ...
I'm practically sure what you can see above is Xanthium strumarium / Lampourde glouteron. We found them on the edge of a vineyard, and if I had not picked this plant in the past (in September 2010, and in a totally different place), I think I wouldn't have noticed it ! I dyed with it, that's why I'm highly interested in picking it again, if only the winemaker/owner of this vineyard don't cut it before I can pick it !
That's what I love about natural dyeing AND nature photography. Both of them have helped me keeping my eyes peeled when I'm out in nature. I've taught myself to recognize plants I've already used in the past for dyeing, the ones that are native from our region, and the ones I may find at random & pick for dyeing. I'm crossing my fingers & toes it will be spared !
Wishing you all a peaceful weekend ahead !