Summer color inspiration

If you’ve noticed, I’ve not been posting much quilting lately.  Although I am working on customer quilts regularly, I find my inspiration in the summer is outside and try to soak up as much of it as I can to get me through those long dark nights of winter.  Quilty things are happening here, art is being made, but I just have to share some of what inspires me in the summer.

Remember a few days ago when I posted this picture and I called it “Promise”?

I looked out my kitchen window this afternoon and saw this:


What else has sparked my imagination today?  This planter pot I spotted in a store and had to bring home:


Of course that meant a trip to the garden center to find something to fill it with.  Today I went to the Brawley Garden Center where they are having a buy one/get one sale on potted geraniums.

Doesn’t this look good!  Or it will when I get it transplanted properly:

If you clicked on the link to their site, did you see all that gorgeous BLUE pottery!  OH I so wanted to purchase a piece or two of it, but since I had already purchased the teacup planter and had to replace the planter stand with a new table (that is yet to be assembled as it’s HOT out there), I didn’t indulge in any of the blue pottery.  But I did stand and admire it for quite a while.   Of course yesterday, when we had that “cleanup in aisle deck” I would not have been happy if everything had been in ceramic planters, so all’s well in the long run.

And yes, I did take advantage of the BOGO on the geraniums.  The other one is by the studio entrance waiting to find it’s permanent home in the studio garden.  Anyone want to come over and help me finish off that studio garden on the SOUTH side of the house in 90+ degree temps? 

That’s what I thought….. guess I’ll tackle it tomorrow morning before the sun gets over there.    LOL

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