I Hate to admit that I was right, Dear Readers, in thinking my latest batch of ten leafy stems would Not be enough to make the Summer Lilac Shrub complete! Above you can see them being painted, the pale green undersides and stripe on the top were done using the newer green paint as it would not show enough to matter that it did not match exactly with the rest. The proper green paint I am eking out in the hopes that if I only use it on the top of the leaves, it will last me another batch or two of ten leafy stems! Those Summer shrubs do fill in beautifully over the summer and mine just looks too sparse as it is. Ten leafy stems do not actually cover much when we get right down to it! And lest you despair because I refuse to show you the shrub as it stands... I will show you another tiny detail I am working on...
"What is this?" I hear you asking.
Well, let me give you another hint.....
"Hmmmmm.... isn't that the way the blossoms went together....?" I hear you say.
"But these blobs are green.......?"
Yes, perhaps you have guessed that I have begun
to make the Summer Shrub's seed pods!
Can you see I have begun to assemble a few....?
I know it is hard to see them... they are pretty small...
and I am just getting started.
Here is an example of one in the RL shrub where I work.
You can see that not all of the florets become a fertilized seed...
but quite a few in each blossom do!
No, I will not be making 52 seeded blossom heads....
but I will be making a good many!
But as you can see, I am just getting started...
this might take me a while.
And meanwhile, Dear Readers, I will keep making
ten leafy stems a week, for as long as it takes!
And in case that runs on waaay into Fall.....
I will remind you that Somewhere in my Mini worlds
it is already snowing!
Even if it is only counting a few tiny stitches!
So there you have it, Dear Readers,
It was a very busy week with Not enough Time,
Not Enough Leafy Stems,
and Not Enough to Show!