I haven't been making many quilts this summer, but I am soaking up color inspiration now that summer has arrived in the Northwest. Today I want to invite you into my friend Paula's spectacular garden. That's her above (orange is her favorite color) with my husband under one of the trellises made by her husband.
Like I said, orange is her favorite color (mine too), and it's sprinkled liberally throughout her gardens, along with vivid pinks, glowing yellow and hydrangeas ranging from soft pink through lavender. I am totally in awe, since I'm a black-thumb gardener and can barely manage a few pots with annuals.
Besides the gorgeous blooms, her gardens are filled with trellises, decorative bird houses and other surprises at every turn. (In the spring, her yard is carpeted with thousands of daffodils.)
I don't think Jake the dog appreciates the posies, but he likes to chew on logs.
And for dessert: Homemade ice cream topped with blueberries picked right beside the bonfire.
Have a colorful day