Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Fibonacci broccoflower, wild berries, and pie
Here's a strange one from Farmer Dave's garden (above).
We decided to call it a
and we stand before it in awe. I don't know if we'll eat it or just worship it.
And this shows what happens in the Pacific Northwest
if you don't keep on top of those
wild blackberry vines.
They reach up and out from the woods and cover everything in their path. But we tolerate them to some extent because they do give us sweet wild berries every fall, like this cluster outside our back door.
Mmmmm ... Blackberry muffins,
Blackberries on pancakes ...
... and a blackberry-apple-rhubarb pie
that our neighbor Rosemary baked for Julia's birthday last week! Notice how she clipped roses from her garden that exactly match the colors of the roses on her china. It was a feast of fruit, flowers and friendship.
I am a quilt artist and journalist living in the Pacific Northwest after stints all around the country. I started this blog as a way to keep in touch with other fabric artists but soon started weaving in threads about colorful places, people, food, wildlife and anything else that might bring color to your world. Your blog comments are most welcome. Thank you for visiting.