Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A blue-sky-spring-green day

This week, the Feet and Forks explored the Tacoma Nature Center at Snake Lake under a gorgeous blue sky. The mosaic at the entrance to the visitor's center would make a great quilt.

Since this is the Northwest, there also was a lot of green -- ferns, mossy tree limbs, towering evergreens ...

... punctuated by delicate spring blooms.

When I reviewed my photos, I thought the structure of this fern cluster was similar to this reflection of trees (after I turned the photo upside down):

There was a lot of activity going on in the lake, like this little duckling paddling through the plants. (He's just left of center and his coloring camouflages him pretty well. Click on the photo if you're having trouble finding him.)

We saw several duck families, most with mama keeping close to the kids.

I think this reflection easily could turn into an abstract art quilt:

On our way out, we took the Feet photo, but we forgot to do the Forks photo at lunch. We ate at Panera's and it was a delicious ending to another fun Feet and Forks adventure.

Happy Trails!


Judy Ferguson said...

I like the duck family. That would look great as a quilt.

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Hello! I've just found your lovely blog, and I'm a new nice to "meet" you!

Ladybug said...

Looks like a fun place to visit. I worry about that 1 little duckling all alone - must be the adventurous one of the family, eh?

Also, in the 2nd photo I think I recognize the lady in the blue jacket to the right. IF she is also in the Harbor Wildwatch & sometimes ventures our way to attend some of our Beach Watchers' events. Can't think of her name, but I've asked her if she knew you - didn't know she was in the famous Feet & Forks, however. Small world!! (Am I correct?)