The drive took me through the Lost Pines area near Bastrop, the site of a terrible wildfire last summer. Many of the pines are gone, and the area is full of debris and charred landscapes. A lot of homes burned. But amazingly, the wildflowers in the area are lush, brilliant--better than they've been in years. I drove through acres of coreopsis, Mexican blankets, purple thistles, goldenrod, mallows, paintbrush. Colors to take your breath away! Unfortunately there weren't any shoulders I could pull off onto to take photos, so you'll have to use your imagination.
Back at home, I'm organizing some fabric to do more dyeing with some new natural products. I'll post photos after the dyeing session tomorrow afternoon. I have several projects in the pipeline, but none have jelled enough to start work. I hope that will resolve in the next few days so I can get to work. In the meantime, I'm trying to develop a database so I can inventory the hundreds of books in the house. (Sure wish my technical skills were better.) I did make a cute skirt for granddaughter Cathy from some fabric sent by my sister--black stretfch cotton with red-eyed sillver skulls printed on it. Cathy is the only person I know who would wear this; fortunately she did like the skirt and went home happy.