June 29, 2015

Seeing Green

I live in Colorado along the Front Range. It's not the greenest place to live. While I truly love Colorado,
I miss the green of the midwest. This year though, Colorado had one of the wettest, longest springs in recent memory and everything is green. Even our normally pathetic grass is green. It won't last long now that the heat of summer has arrived, but I've certainly enjoyed a renewed focus on the color green. So here's to Seeing Green. Lots of green.

The green grass . . .

A variety of greens in the open space right behind our house. I love the intense shadows in the late evening this time of year.

Little green frogs in the pond down the street . . .

The pretty green eyes of one of my fuzzies . . .

Green outside and green inside too. Green is the base color throughout my house. It's a wonderful neutral that works beautifully with my seasonal decor. We even have new green couches.

Green plants plus lots of green leaf dishes in the dining room . . .

Green glass vases in the bedroom. One morning I woke up to find the sun shining through these vases, creating a lovely green shadow on the wall.

An original painting by Aunt Lu, done when she was in her 80's.

Lovely green jewelry by my daughter, Emily. Check out her website and new online store here.
This is one of my favorites. It even has a green saying.

If you read my posts regularly, you know I've just posted about making green quilt blocks for my bee. I'm also gradually working on the leafy checkerboard quilt for my bedroom. All this means I have lots of green fabrics to choose from, ranging from traditional to modern prints to solids and of course Kaffe.

Paint swatches and an emerald green block for the Pantone Color of the Year 2013.

My newest green quilt . . . Offset formally known as Tumbler.

And last, but never least, leaves, leaves and more leaves . . . after all, I'm SpringLeaf Studios.

Bluish green leaves . . . 

Yellow-green leaves . . . 

SpringLeaf Studios green . . .

If you're just joining me, my first color post was The Color Purple. I don't have any specific plan for this series other than continuing to post on different colors as the mood and inspiration strikes. I hope you find it inspiring. Look for future color posts at the top of my blog.

Thanks for reading. Now take a look at my daughter, Emily's green post. She is playing along and doing her own color stories on her blog. She takes some amazing photos.