Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Autumn Syksy


Syksyisiä kuvia puutarhasta eilen.

Pictures of autumn in the garden from yesterday.



Vielä vähän kukkiakin..

Still some flowers..



Vaikka kasvit alkavakin lakastua.

Even though most plants are starting to die.




Viime viikonlopun hallayö kävi puraisemassa väritattaria.

Last week-end we had the first mild frost which turned the leaves of japanese indgo blue/black.



Morsinko on kuitenkin voimissaan, pitää kerätä yksi sato vielä. Alla olevassa kuvassa on jännä tapaus: morsingon kukkavarteen on kehittynyt uusia lehtitupsaita, enpä ole tällaista ennen nähnyt.

Woad is still fine, I get one more harvest from them. In the picture below there is a funny phenomenon: it is a woad plant which flowered and after flowering it grew new leaves along the flower stalk. I have never seen it behaving like this before.



Väritattarella värjättyjä lankoja kuivumassa, verihelttapunaista kattilassa ja pensasväriherneen lehdet odottavat kiehumaan pääsemistä.

Blue yarns dyed with japanese indigo are drying in the line, Cortinarius red is simmering and leaves of Genista tinctoria are soaking before I simmer them.




Daalia ja coreopsis purkit ovat jo saaneet kylmää ja näyttävät surullisilta.

My dahlia and coreopsis flowers are looking already pretty sad after the cold night. 


Metsän reunassa löytyi muutama mukulakuukunen (Scleroderma sp), nuoria ja jo räjähtäneitä. Kun niitä oli vain muutama, niin en viitsinyt kerätä niitä värjäykseenkään, saivat jäädä metsän kaunistukseksi.

Near my garden in the forest I saw some false puffballs (Scleroderma sp), young ones and some old, already "exploaded" ones. There were only few of them so I left them to grow and only took the photos. 



12 comments:

nordwolke said...

Kiitos for sharing those beautiful photos!

neki desu said...

envious of those lovely autumn colors. over here plants just fry :(
can't you use the indigo leaves or are the ruined?

Leena said...

Thank you for the comments:)
Neki, I think I could still use the leaves, at least the ones, that are still green, but I have dyed so much with japanese indigo already this autumn, so I think I will just leave these as they are. Small leaves are more work to pick than the big ones:)

MM said...

Beautiful photos!

Kathrin said...

Just beautiful pictures of this very own finnish nature! I can't wait for colder weather here since I just finished a wonderful pair of Riihivilla mittens. I love them and just want to say thank you!

Best wishes,
Kathrin

Ladka said...

Your garden glides into autumn so beautifully! And your blues are just lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Velma said...

this walk through your garden is a fine pleasure. thank you.

Judy Martin said...

I learn so much from this blog.

The japanese indigo yarns are gorgeous. I will try to grow that in Canada next year - you have inspired me.

Sahra said...

Hei! Minun morsinkopenkissäni kävi samanlainen ilmiö: kukkineissa varsissa on juurikin noita uusia ruusukkeita :D
Laskin ne ensimmäisen vuoden ruusukkeiksi ja värjäsin raakavillaa siniseksi.

Leena said...

Thank you all, it was such a nice autumn day, and I had to take the pictures and share the day with you:)

Sahra, onpa kiva kuulla, että noissa kukkavarressa kasvavissa lehdissäkin on väriä! Otan ne sitten talteen, kun kerään loputkin maasta.

zahrada mojí duše said...

I love these autumn shots, it is simmilar with our garden and I am amazed year after year watching the natural cycles closing...

Leena said...

Thanks, autumn is my favourite seaon after spring, the autumn colors are wonderful:)