oh what a scrumptious colour... almost good enough to eat... mmmmmhugsAnnette
Reading your tag sideways:"prunus leaveshot waterbottle top3-1-11" [aka wait 2 weeks]Divinely simple & utterly gorgeous.
looks delicious and totally, absolutely edible...colors for the divine.
I love love LOVE the colour! (and the photos!)
Thats going te be one colorful summer.XXXm
thanks folks...and SPOT ON sweetpea! a ridiculously easy way to get colour into clothand the best bit?when i gave the fragments a quick rinse, no colour washed out at all
visiting this morning and seeing summer, 16 below zero this morning. this was a balm.
I'm still new to all of what you're doing...but my love for nature as well as colours is a long grown one...The best part seems to me, that I feel like a child here...bouncing with exitement...so much surprise in putting something into a jar and waiting unpatiently until the magic is done.Wonder-ful!Well...it's winter over here :)
Great colour! It almost looks edible.
India can l ask quite question please...are the leaves fresh (green) or dried ( brown) when you p;ut boiling water over them?. this colour is my favorite and l could stand and stare at this image for hours. thanks for sharing Indiax
Lynda [and anyone else who cares to know]the leaves were fresh [purple] gathered under the tree [visible toward the bottom right of that collection of images]when steamed in a bundle they make a rather lovely print [from the underneath side of the leaf only]when steeped in hot water for an hour or so you get a lovely purple brew [that can be pushed to reddishness with lower pH or blues with higher pH or an aluminium or iron pot - the former more controllable, the latter tending to turn black if left too long]once the purple colour is extracted the leaves look dark greennote that if the leaves are boiled you still get colour but it tends to be a brownish purple [anthocyanins don't respond well to excessive heat]hope this has been usefuloh and the bits where the bottle top [steel] rested in contact with the cloth turned a lovely blue
how you get such rich intense colors is amazing- nature is fabulous I think. thank you you leaving an intriguing tea recipe on my blog post- can't wait to try it.
presuming that is an aussie prunus .... prunus including our native blackthorn, cherry, and 430 or so species from the northern hemisphere! though I got some pretty yellows from my victoria plum's fallen leaves ...