This month I'm delighted to be a guest blogger for the Colour Collaborative. The theme is 'Bud'.
Sometimes it's nice to work to a brief. I actually went out over several days with the camera and this is reflected in the photos. The weather's been so changeable: grey and gloomy, sunny and warm, wet and windy. But I got lots of pictures and after editing and playing with them I became aware I was drawn to those with my favourite garden colours.
Although spring is the only time of year I really like yellow flowers - crocus, daffodils, broom - I still prefer the subtle whites and dusky pinks of hellebores and magnolia. I particularly like these colours when they go alongside acid greens. So even though the Euphorbia in the garden didn't exactly fit into the 'Bud' theme I still took the time to admire it.
I'd love a magnolia or two in our 'for ever' garden. White streaked with dusky pink.
Rhodedendrons aren't particularly my thing but they do remind me of Manderley in Rebecca. And the lime green buds and veins of the leaves are zingy and lovely.
Interesting how, when you look a bit more closely, the buds of many trees and plants start off in shades of pink. From the most delicate-looking to the more robust.
Lilac pink, coral...
I had to fit in one photo of Euphorbia unfurling. It's almost bud-like, and the colour is - to me at least - perfection.
I hope you're enjoying the colours of spring, and spotting your favourite combinations.
Don't forget to visit the other Colour Collaborative blogs for more of this month's posts, just click on the links below.
What is The Colour Collaborative?
All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff. Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when a group of them work together? Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too. We'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways.