I planted these sunflowers because they are supposed
to be black. The package said that Hopi Indians made
dye out of the seeds and used it to do the designs on
their baskets. That intrigued me. I have always
been interested in using natural things to make dye.
I like the idea of boiling roots and leaves and coming
up with dyes that never wash out or change color.
This is still one of my favorite pictures because I was
able to catch this little orchard bee with it's little pockets
full of pollen. The orchard bee is very shy. I have spent so much
time out in my sunflowers trying to get a picture like this.
When I got this I was so happy. Then it let me keep
getting pictures. But none of them were as close as this one.
I am glad it is Friday. I can't believe how fast the weeks
seem to pass by. I am hoping that this weekend, I might
get to pick up my sewing again. I haven't picked up
a needle and thread is almost two weeks. I am always
so afraid that my hands will forget how to hold a needle and
that my hands will be used to nothing but work.
Try and stay cool,
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!(Psalm. 107:6)