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We now return you to your regularly-scheduled October

The poor tree mostly bounced back once the snow melted, although you can see a bunch of broken branches beneath its base.

Recovering tree

I’ll prune a bit and clean up, I won’t know until next spring just how badly it was injured.

The rest of town doesn’t look as bad as I’d expected. Branches down all over, of course, and slowly being cleaned up. The trees that were already prepared for autumn lost their leaves, but many that were still green or just starting to change kept them.

Autumn hill

Not bad, but not as spectacular as it had been.

Maple

I continue to be very pleased with the new dyes. I did a larger batch of silk this weekend, and it’s a good red that is quite washfast and doesn’t bleed. Whew. I’ve had several kinds of problems with the previous trials, resulting in great frustration and time wasted on my part, and even worse, disappointment among my customers.

Red silk

Isn’t it pretty?

Red silk

That one is big if you click, because it glows so beautifully in the slanty morning sun.

1 Comment on “We now return you to your regularly-scheduled October”

  1. #1 DataGoddess
    on Oct 20th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    The yarn is gorgeous!!