Friday, April 30, 2010

Buttercup Yellow and Violet Blue


With the changing of the seasons comes the alluring introduction of new colours in Nature.


And so does the invitation to knitting from heavy wools to light delicate cottons.


I am spellbound by the use of soft butter yellow and country blue, both of which come in many shades.


The clarity of the sky, a carpet of woodland violets, the deep colour of indigo...



old butter crocks and bowls, a delicate magnolia tree...


each one enticing creativity throughout the months of Spring...

* Artwork by Kim Jacobs
* Quilt catalouge Keepsake Quilting

17 comments:

Pondside said...

I knew I'd love the post when I read the title. I love colour, and one of my favorite combinations is clear blue and yellow.
Isn't it wonderful to welcome spring - all the possibilities in the garden and in life!

snoopydog said...

Lovely, lovely pictures of Spring flowers. So appealing! I too love those colours together. Maybe it is because of the Nature affinity. Enjoy your weekend! Ros

June said...

Oh my...your pictures are gorgeous. Two of my fave colors in the whole wide world!
hugs

Julia said...

Beautiful! I just took photos of my spring as well for my blog. I love the variety of color and shape. Always seem to be something new every day.

Cottage Garden said...

Blue and yellow are a wonderful combination, always a sign of spring and so perfect in nature.

I love the pattern and colour of the crockery and the little artwork is charming.

Hope you are enjoying a spring-like weekend there.

Jeanne
x

Ines said...

I also love these colours! Thank you for these wonderful pictures!

Kisses to Maddie :-))

Love, Ines

Lyn said...

What a lovely post and lovely pictures.
Thank you!
love
Lyn
xxx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Susan...all well in the Land Down Under with Autumn settling in...cool evenings and mornings but still beautiful sunny days, which makes me think of your words...butter yellow and country blue...a beautiful description of our days now...Enjoy your Spring, Dzintra♥x

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

I love the painting by Kim Jacobs (actually I love all of KJ's paintings, and collect her calendars)... and back a number of years ago when country blue was in vogue my house was decorated in just these colors. Maybe it will come back in again soon? I was going to list my favorites images from this post right here... but can't! I love them all! (: xxxVicki

Lori said...

this post reminds me of my flowers...my only bloomers right now are yellow and blue...with a smattering of pink {of course}...lovey photos Susan!!!

Suzanne said...

As you mentioned in your last post...Mother Nature has a generous paint box! And each season has its own palette...have fun with your new colors!

Toni aka irishlas said...

Lovely pictures of spring.
Blues and yellows are just wonderful color combinations - whether it be in nature or in one of my quilts! Just so light and airy.

The Victorian Parlor said...

How lovely:). I love the colors of blue and yellow together!

Blessings,

Kim

Gilly said...

Those photos are just beautiful - flowers like that are so encouraging in spring!

Doreen said...

Good day.

Such beautiful photo's..I especially love the buds in the top photo though I am unsure of what they are...they are simply beautiful.

I too love blue and yellow together..they are most appealing.

Wishing you a wonderful day,
Doreen

Pinkie Denise said...

What beautiful flowers! Happy Mothers Day

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I do so love the changing colour palette of Springtime. And that is such beautiful yarn!