I love how spring is so much more than green. In the hills around here, the first colors of spring aren’t really green at all, it’s the reds and golds and ochers of the flower buds that the trees sprout before they start to leaf out. It’s like a little preview of what’s to come in the fall, and it’s glorious, albeit brief.
I took this shot of a red maple in the beginning of May, when the leaves were fresh and young. Creamsicle, ocher, lime, chartreuse, against a bright white-blue sky. So rich. Coral wings on the bright green seeds are an extra surprise. By the time summer is in full swing, the leaves will be a dull dark green, so why not immortalize the spring colors now in a quilt?!!
Thanks Pink Chalk Fabrics for use of the fabric images!