My Wild Companions

A few of my very favorite leaf sources mingle wildly together.It so very common to see black walnut draped with wild grape and creeping virginia. Another set of companions is sumac side by side with milk weed dancing through the thicks of black willow.  

Such is my beautiful Southern Illinois home
a beautifully tangled mess with abundance of perfectly splendid natural printing pigment.

sumac and milk weed

sumac and willow

black walnut grove draped in vines

black walnut grove surrounded with poke berry ready to ripen

sumac, locust, willow and black walnut hull shadows

willow and sumac berries

"gather while Ye may"