Kategori: gåture

Årets svampefarvning 2015

Nu har vi sagt farvel til 2015 og goddag 2016, men jeg kan vist godt lige nå at vise jer de svampefarver, som 2015-høsten bragte. Efteråret er og bliver min yndlingsårstid. Farverne, duftene, lange skovture. Vi tager til Nordjylland hvert efterår for at lede efter svampe, og i år var ingen undtagelse. Heldigvis har det […]

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Reed Flowers

Reed flowers are in season! I took the photo above on a beautiful August day at the lake. The sound of the wind through the reeds is positively mind-cleansing, which apparently I’m not the only one to think, judging by the number of YouTube videos of just that phenomenon. So now you too can enjoy […]

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Waiting for Fall

This summer, I’ve been on a few nice forest walks, although I know it’s too early for mushrooms. Or it’s too early for mushrooms except the ones that grow on trees – I found several of those! Mushrooms that grow on trees are quite useful when the tree is dead, because they help decompose the […]

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Summer Days Dyeing

Summer finally came roaring with several days of temperatures around 30C (yea, hot for Denmark!). We’ve been outside almost all the time, except the times I’ve had to go into the house and check my dye pot on the stove. Our garden is wonderful right now, the highlights are Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus, studenternellike in […]

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KRUKKER med LAV

Farvning med lav er en langsom disciplin – kun overgået af, hvor langsomt selve lavet gror… Sidst i februar startede jeg to krukker med lav, en med almindelig slåenlav (Evernia prunastri) og en med tue-grenlav (Ramalina fastigiata) – det er jeg ret sikker på, er de rette artsbestemmelser. Det er vigtigt at nævne, hvordan jeg […]

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Wild Chervil and Intentionally Wild

The other day, we went for a walk along the road, and found wild chervil, also known as cow parsley, poetically as Queen Anne’s lace, and systematically as Anthriscus sylvestris. It was growing bountifully there, so it’s certainly lucky that I have such a good little helper for these tasks: I picked 180 g of stalks […]

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The Faintest Pink

Once your eye adapts to spotting lichens, there is one in particular that beckons to you from just about everywhere – bright yellow Xanthoria parietina, growing on stones, fences, and branches. It’s even in my holiday snapshots from last year, taken at Dybbøl, where the Germans beat the Danish army back to the stone age […]

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Gradient Hat

I’m in hat knitting mode right now! As soon as this hat was finished, I had the next one on the needles. The pattern, a Danish one called “hue 1” (that just means hat 1, the book has more than one hat) really makes my brain go berserk with color scheme after color scheme. I’ve […]

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