No quilting from this neck of the woods for the past week. We've been playing tour guide through our beautiful Redwood forests and high mountain lakes. One batch of company left this morning, another group arrives later on this afternoon. I have just enough time to regroup and put a short post together.
I'm so often asked where I get my inspiration for color and quilting designs. I'm surrounded by inspiration....everywhere I look. From the little mushroom cap growing in the nook of a rotting tree....
.....to the towering spires of the majestic giant redwoods over 2000 years old.
The color of the bark and the greenery in the forest inspire me to do better. To really see nature and appreciate her beauty......a gift for us to cherish and preserve.
As I put my quilting projects aside for the week, and hiked the mountain trails both groomed and ungroomed, I was in total awe....as always. It was a healthy dose of Mother Nature that I needed.....to relax and calm the soul, regenerate the spirit, renew the love of friends and family.
Yesterday, we were the only people at Elephant Rock Lake in Alpine County. The elevation is 6863' and it was a very pleasant 70 degrees. Zinnie enjoyed the walk around the lake, the picnic on the shore, and chasing sticks in the water. This was pure doggie and people heaven.
Zinnie is the impartial judge for the Pick Four contest. You still have time to enter. Just leave a comment on this post or my last post and your name will be entered in the drawing to win a copy of Pick Four by Sue Abrey.
Try to get out into nature this holiday weekend. Look, really look at colors, textures, leaves, flowers and the blue sky above. One can't help but be inspired.