Recovery — 10 Comments

  1. Sounds like a bit of an adventure – glad that you didn’t damage yourself in the process!

  2. Wow! We gather pine straw to use on pathways in the garden, but with no wind, no slope, no cold. What an ordeal!
    But that seaweed is so beautiful, such a range of muted colors.

    • J > I’d love to recreate those colours, but the visual textures too. I’m thinking plant-dyed browns, green-browns, bronze, etc, but varying the wool also (some being lustre wools) and mordant (alum for vibrancy, iron for dullness). Thanks for visiting and your interest!

    • D > We’d not heard of pine straw before, but after a visit to Wikipedia we know that it is what we in the UK refer to as simply pine needles. I love the idea of using them for paths! There are no pine trees in the islands (and very few trees of any kind!) but a mulch of pine needles because we have acid soils already, and if anything need lime. In J’s post, there’s a photo of the seaweed, close-up, with the fork : you can see grains of sand, which are from the shell-sand on the beach, and therefore we get lime along with the seaweed!

      • I never thought about it, but we call them pine needles when they are either on the tree or laying on the ground, but when we have huge amounts of them and rake them up to put them on paths, then we call them pine straw! You can even buy them in bales just like real straw. Which is very hard to come by here.
        We have acidic soil too, but everything seems to grow in it okay, especially the weeds! 🙂

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