This early fall weather is glorious -- lots of sunshine and blue, blue skies. We went to Waukegan Savanna, Independence Grove and Old School, three of the designated sites for this year's Hike Lake County challenge.
This is prairie dock, also known as Lucy Braun's prairie dock. Had the flower and the spent flowerhead not been on one plant I wouldn't have known they are the same.
Here is more about the eponymous Lucy Braun.
This pretty purple flower is brown knapweed, also called French hard-head (!). I've only seen it at Wadsworth Savanna. Since it is invasive it can stay there!
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In the studio:
I've made several red rails quilts over the years.
This one is from 2016. (There's a label in the side bar if you want to see all of them.)
I've kept 1.5 x 3.5 rails in a two boxes -- one with just red and the other with everything else.
Lynn's recent finish Klein Meisje "thirteen" gave me an idea.
I'm going to take my time replenishing the box so this project will simmer for a while.