Summer Colo{u}rs

It is Summer Colour Week at Poppytalk (our Canadian friends spell color the British way) and I’ve been browsing my collection and shooting some images with color in mind. Today this favorite from last summer’s weekend in the Adirondacks made the cut for Red Day and was shown here. Get out your magnifying glass and look for it.

A cabin cup. Red. This photo always reminds me of the smell of the coffee percolating in the mornings while we hung out with Alicia, Dennis and Lucas near Saranac Lake. One night the kids lit jumbo sparklers by the dock and swirled them for me in the twilight. Yellow.

Peaks Island, Maine. Just across the bay from Portland, we rented a tandem bike and cycled the entire island. The summer cottages of Peaks Island look like overgrown doll’s houses and this is one of many that I snapped that day. Yellow.

My friend Brenda sewed this pillow last summer. It has such a gypsy vibe I couldn’t wait to take its photo. {As if it were someone asking for a portrait.} My battered red chair seemed a good stage to complete the Romany picture. Pink.

Today is Blue day and here are two that I submitted. The studio cupboard is brimming with blue fabric, and this stack includes a few favorites: the top one is from IKEA, the indigo and white pattern toward the bottom is yards of vintage cotton I scored at my local thrift store. Blue.

An Anna Folkard geranium snipped this morning and tucked in glass. Blue.

Color, no matter how you spell it, kindles up stories. Reminds us of certain people. Soothes. Shocks. Comforts.

We’re off to float the river. Happy weekend one and all.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

June 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Beautiful photos! Particularly love the stack of blue fabrics and the red chair with cushion – the combinations of colours are just wonderful.

July 3, 2012 at 7:43 am
– In reply to: modflowers

As I have admired all the gorgeous fabrics in your stash! Ahhh fabric. Love it.

July 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Love the blue fabric shot especially. Lovely, vibrant post.

July 3, 2012 at 7:42 am
– In reply to: Rachael

I just organized all of my fabric and that particular stack of cloth is my favorite at the moment.

Just A Smidgenreply
July 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Ahhh… my favorite color is blue.. so I’m partial to your yards of fabric.. sooo pretty!! I need to sew my little dog a coat, so I’ve got ideas in my head now! Thank you!!

July 3, 2012 at 7:42 am
– In reply to: Just A Smidgen

Blue is the color of summer, isn’t it? Love it too.

July 2, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Lovely. I had to mention that my mother used to have those coffee cups. Ah, nostalgic moment for me. 🙂

July 3, 2012 at 7:31 am
– In reply to: sonofwalt

Hmmmm, maybe this cup actually was from your mom’s set? Who’s to say. That was the single cup of that design in the cabin we rented with three friends last summer. All the adults vied for it in the morning. It really did make the coffee taste better.

July 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Love the red chair!

July 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm
– In reply to: interiorstockholm

I am sitting in that red chair right now!! It’s a favorite….

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