I love getting to go on an evening three-mile walk with my husband; the walk is often the highlight of our day. Sometimes we step outside and are greeted by the most dramatic cloudscapes (and instead of continuing on our walk, we run back inside to get our cameras first!):
Lenticular Clouds are a common sight in the areas around our mountain pass town in the lower Sierra Nevada mountains. My husband created a timelapse video of lenticular clouds that is also rather amazing in the evening sunset light. Because lenticulars appear to be sitting still in one place, the timelapse is especially interesting to watch as the cloud ebbs and flows.
Taking my camera along on our walks, I have also been able to capture details in nature to use for later inspiration, like the colors of this crocosmia flower…
Or the lovely ridges and colors in a brilliant blue feather I found on a walk in the woods.
Even the food from my garden can be a source of inspiration. When I want to take a photograph and create a color palette, I use the Palette Builder by play-crafts. This looks like a great fall color palette, now that I’m thinking about it (and it makes a delicious fresh juice, too!).
What are some of your favorite sources of local inspiration? Clearly I like to look to nature!
And stay tuned… Quilt Theory will be launch Collection 3 in just a few short days!!!