I have a young friend who visits each week. And each week I ask her, “What is your favorite color this week?” When she recently said, “Orange!,” well that was all the impetus I needed to pull together some autumn colors. You can view the book by clicking on the image above. And if you’d like to hold the book in your hands, don’t forget, you can get $10 off your purchase of this book, or Summer Colors, using the code SHARE10 at checkout (through March 21st).
Posts Tagged ‘autumn’
… I went for a walk by the water and what did I see? I saw a tree with pink-tinged blossoms filling the sky over me.
An unexpected late autumn delight.
Posted in Inspiration, Nature Notes, On the Road, tagged autumn, Blue Hills Reservation, colors, gold, Inspiration, landscape, Milton, nature, nature photography, outdoors, walking on November 13, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Inspiration, Nature Notes, On the Road, tagged art, autumn, birch trees, Blue Hills Reservation, Inspiration, landscape, nature, outdoors, sense of place, walking, watercolor on November 13, 2012 | 4 Comments »
I was hoping a walk in the woods would help me regain focus for steady, solid writing. I think it is okay that I was inspired to paint instead.
… butterflies in a mobile that a friend gave to me several years ago,
dried flowers disintegrating at a wonderfully slow pace,
oak leaves shining like jewels in a coronet,
and water dissipating on a window pane.
Posted in Inspiration, Kitchen Inspirations, Nature Notes, tagged autumn, Boston, colors, Copley Square, farmers market, food, food photography, Inspiration, nature, seasons on October 28, 2012 | 6 Comments »
Posted in Branches, Inspiration, Nature Notes, Science, tagged autumn, beauty, colors, Inspiration, landscape, leaf, nature, nature photography, outdoors, patterns, seasons on October 22, 2012 | 7 Comments »
I do wonder if people think I’m crazy as I walk through downtown Boston and other city centers picking up leaves and sticking them in any available pocket.
I keep thinking I should plan a specific leaf-picking adventure with a proper bucket or plastic bag as container. But somehow it is more fun to be walking along to work or to shop and to be open to the possibility of finding … something … along the way.
Of course it is easy to behave that way when the sun is shining and autumn leaves glow like jewels falling from the sky.
I’ll be curious what’s to be found on the ground this day. Hope your day goes well wherever you are in the world.
… because I am having an orange day. At least that’s how I’ve decided to define this day, by the color orange. I mean, I didn’t expect it to be a green day or a blue one. I knew that I would work with the color orange at least for a bit. On the list of to-do’s that I created last night, I had planned to post the following image with the title “a bit of autumn colors on a plate.”
Yet the day began with me finding a funny bug on a window so I posted that picture instead and likewise little else has unfolded this day as I imagined it might last night. Nothing horrible has happened. Just the beautiful unexpected complexities of life that can leave one breathless. But as I raced about, my eyes kept being drawn to sunlight striking orange items. And finally, as I stopped to catch my breath, I gave myself permission to take the time to snap a few photos of the orange world deigning to reveal itself to me.
Of course then I gave myself permission to play with a few other colors in the autumn palette.
I managed to find at least one leaf. Imagine that.
And there were a few extra tomatoes from the dish I made last night.
Now as I tuck my camera away, I don’t know that I am anymore calm but my head is certainly filled with orange-hued and golden thoughts. It is indeed a lovely colorful day. I hope you’re having a good one too.