December 1, 2008
This is the time of year for the Toyon Berry. It is vibrantly red and contrasts the newly emerging green of sage and sticky monkey flower, both of which have been dormant for many months.
The rains have brought to life such a variety of green tones to our watershed. My friend and I went into the hills today. I photographed her wearing her Toyon dyed hemp organic cotton fleece wrap-around. She is keeping warm with a local wool hand-knit scarf, that boasts 5 different native plant dyes, and a cochineal stripe. (Oaxacan Cochineal).. The wrap-around and scarf are on the Etsy shop, and I recommend checking out my matching baby kimono’s. They are pretty cute.