Sunday, April 6, 2014

Coldstream Conservation Area in Spring

Today we have warmer weather, sunshine and time.  So Nellie and I went for a walk in the conservation area  behind the store.  It is a wonderful place to visit and we met lots of walkers and dogs on the trail.  I took along my camera to record some signs of spring.  There are a few quilting inspirations too.

Skunk Cabbage flowers, always a first sign.  Love the lime green and deep red!
Spring green, layers of colour in the water, reflections
Nellie, aka Little Miss Muddy Paws
I took some photos of things that inspire modern quilting lines.

This bark makes me think of random lines and boxes.  More parallel than not, I think.

Or wavier lines than ebb and flow towards each other and away.

Or concentric rings, quarter circles like a Baptist fan maybe.

Nellie and I had a great time.  Would you like to join us sometime?!

1 comment:

  1. Hubby and I took a similar walk earlier this evening, down behind the hospital in Strathroy. We saw skunk cabbage too, and also looked at a lot of bark patterns... (Hubby is a wood-worker - he knows his bark!)