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As a child, it was one of my greatest delights to visit my grandparents in the spring when the whip-poor-wills began to call. Grandma and Grandpa lived in a remote valley of the Ozark Mountains where there were trees a plenty, and, seemingly, a whip-poor-will, or two, in each one.
My grandmother insisted that a whip-poor-will's call was not "whip-poor-will," but instead, "chip-butter-white-oak." I would listen really hard trying to hear it exactly as she said it was, but all I could hear was "whip-poor-will, whip-poor-will,..." But, I never let on to her.
I remember my grandpa watching and listening, with an amused look on his face, to one of these listening sessions. Shortly after that he began to call me, just for fun, "Chip Butter." It is a name I am proud to wear for I still love to hear that long, lonesome call on a warm summer's eve. And, sometimes, when I listen really, really hard, it seems I can hear quite clearly, "chip-butter-white-oak, chip-butter-white-oak..."


Monday, November 12, 2018

November is all about the...



Leaves...














Leaves and more leaves, everywhere we walk...maple, sycamore, sweet gum, elm, and oak...

Just perfect for making leaf prints on cloth.
Lay them flat, then roll
and bind tightly around a stick.
Cook. 




















21 comments:

  1. I love how you can take the beauty of nature and include it into your artwork. Such beautiful patterns from the different leaves. I see the bit of lace...maybe a new dolls outfit is in the works?

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  2. Your photos are just stunning, Chip Butter! Oh, and those leaf prints - gorgeous! A gift that keeps on giving.

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  3. Beautiful leaf prints and lovely earth colors! So many leaves in those lovely woods, a world of choice for your ecoprints!

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  4. Leaves~ Mother Nature's winter blanket.

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  5. Lovely shots. What is better than walking down a leaf strewn path in the Fall? Not much.

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  6. I love the stunning leaf prints, such a wonderful craft. Sadly, we don not have a lot of trees here on the Island due to the wind. So it is a delight to visit your blog and get to share your local trees and beautiful falling of the leaves.

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  7. Lovely leaf prints! I adore Autumn leaves, but must admit to growing weary raking and raking and raking....♥

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  8. Those leaf prints are so pretty. I love walking in the leaves.

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  9. How blessed you are to live by a woods . . . I love walking in the woods, but haven't for too many years to count. There are not many trees in our desert area and for sure no woodlands and forests. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos.
    Reply from the comment you left on my blog: Thank you . . . I love Mama's little yellow hen, she used to have that sitting on her kitchen table, it holds a little candle :) There was a time when she lived here in town and our daughter was a toddler. I had a problem with my child care giver and Mama said I don't know why you don't bring her here . . . so Mama watched her for about a year and a half until she started kindergarten. It was good for all of us. I would leave work and go to Mama's for lunch most everyday and that little hen was always lit, so it brings back warm memories of having lunch with Mama :) I miss her. She passed a way in 2006 one day short of her 100th birthday. Wow! You hit on a memory didn't you, LOL.
    Have a glorious day!
    Connie :)

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  10. Gorgeous photography-and I love your leaf prints-very nice

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  11. Oh my goodness! If I could snap my fingers and be some place else, it would be inside that first picture. Is there anything any more beautiful than the woods in the fall! You seem to make nature even more beautiful.

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  12. It is so pretty when the leaves begin to turn. Beautiful pictures of the woods. Experimenting with dyeing is always fun and a good learning experience.

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  13. November is a month of subdued scenery. It needn't be dull if the sun pops out for an afternoon. This has been the wettest and most dreary November since we moved to Kentucky in 2010. A sunny day makes everything better~

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  14. Beautiful woods! Wish I had some near me! I have some conservation land across the street from me but it is full of ticks! Can't go in there! Love your pictures and I didn't know you could imprint leaves onto fabric. Very interesting technique! Have a beautiful week!

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  15. The leaves haven't even all fallen here and we have had 3 snows
    I use to love walking in the woods (with my grandmother) full of fallen leaves

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  16. A great post! <3
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  17. It truly is about the leaves and walking through the woods. The cloth leaf prints are lovely.

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  18. Wow! What awesome photos. A great post!

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  19. Simply wish to say the frankness in your article is surprising.Thanks for sharing.
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