I love the Himeji Japanese gardens, which are in the parklands that surround our city, on the southern side.
I was passing on my way home from something, in the daytime, by myself (no passengers to convince)–so I pulled over and went in to see what I could see.
The gingkos had turned yellow and begun to drop their leaves.
The maples were in various stages of colouring and falling.
The camellias had begun to flower (the same is true at home).
The water features were as glorious as ever. I managed to glean a few dead daylily leaves which made lovely string.
I collected fallen leaves and the odd twig that had come down in the wind. At home, I added prunus leaves from trees in the neighbourhood and some dried eucalyptus leaves… and rolled experimental bundles too.
I love the maple prints on linen.
The prunus leaves came out pretty too–and in some places I did get gingko leaf resist prints. If you look carefully!
This bundle was an experiment–maple/prunus/eucalypt on some gifted silk fabric.
I tried woad leaves (and japanese indigo leaves and the odd soursob leaf for good measure) but clearly I’ll have to try that again! The fabric is wet here and by the time it dried there was almost nothing to see. On the other hand… the woad is leafing up, and my woad seed is germinating!