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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Green for Earth Day

Dave and Julia on Fragrance Lake hike.
Dave and I met up with Julia in Bellingham last weekend on a gorgeous sunny day to hike up to Fragrance Lake and back, and I thought all the green would make a good Earth Day post. Earth Day is officially April 22, so I hope you get outside tomorrow and enjoy some nature.

The trail up is about two very steep miles, so I made a lot of rest stops on the excuse of having to take pictures. The growth in this Northwest forest is incredibly lush.

"Nurse log" supporting four new trees.

Even the lake looks green. The "fragrance" comes from skunk cabbage, which isn't exactly a pleasant fragrance.

Fragrance Lake near Bellingham.

To make this quilt related, here's a collaged quilt I made in 2006 called "Forest" that has the colors of our hike. I made the quilt when I lived in Illinois and our house backed up to a forest.

"Forest" art quilt by Sherrie Spangler.

Have a colorful Earth Day


The Idaho Beauty said...

So Green! So beautimus! Something about that picture of Dave and Julia just gets me in the heart - Dave enjoying his daughter's company. Can't explain it. It just moves me.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Beautiful greens! And wonderful pix, not to mention your quilt! Happy Earth Day... not quite as green here, but Spring is definitely here, and the temps are inching up...

Vivian Helena said...

fantastic greens, I don't have many in my stash, but yours really sparkle. Have never been to that area, so much to see!

sonja said...

lovely quilt speaks of you hike and all the refreshing greens! i like the roots shot, what texture. Happy earth day !

Susan Lenz said...

Thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog. Your Earth Day hike looks amazing. I've been to your area of the country ... awesome! You've really captured the beauty that is forever in my mind when thinking of the lush vegetation and the enormous tall trees! Thanks again!