Blossoms Blooming

I interrupt this grey and rainy or cold and snowing day, depending on where you are…

With some Spring blooming inspiration from my weekend camera adventure.

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I hope it warms you up or brightens your view today!

Color On,

Melissa

A Perfect Spring Event

I don’t know about you, but I’m done…

D O N E

with Winter.

Goodbye, adios, move on…

D O N E.

Lucky for me, Spring is just around the corner. I’ve seen proof! Hints of color are beginning to rise out of the colorless ground I’ve been looking at all Winter. And, the best part is it is almost time for my new favorite Spring tradition, the Skagit Valley Tulips!

This will be my third year to experience the tulip farms and the beautiful blooming color as far as the eye can see. It is a vision to behold.

And, a creative canvas for me and my camera!

So if you need a little “advance color” as we move through March I’ve got just the thing. I’m honored to again be a contributor to the A Perfect Event emag and for the Spring issue my focus was all about color, tulips, and creative expression.

Sit back.

Take a deep Winter-be-gone breath.

Click on the cover page of my story below and be transported into a field of tulip color…

When you finish taking in the blooms, check out the ENTIRE issue of the magazine for beauty and inspiration at each turn of the page (and a “bonus” photo from me hidden somewhere in the issue).

If you live in the Pacific Northwest or plan to visit in April, stop by the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival for your own color treat and to take some blooms straight off the farms.

 

April…No Foolin’

It’s April!!

Not sure how that happened so fast, but given the beautiful blooms and warm weather yesterday, I’m glad it’s here.

Sharing Spring blooming color from a beautiful Seattle morning.

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Beauty at University of Washington Quad yesterday morning.

Spring.

Coloring.

Color On,

Melissa

Coloring Spring

Good morning!

I’ve missed you all!!! I’ve been too busy to write and too busy to take pictures lately.

But, I have a few treats today…

Spring is arriving.

Tulips are appearing.

My favorite flower. I love their shapes, colors and curves.

I’ve decided to treat myself each weekend, in a different color. This week’s beauties came from Pike Place Market. I walked all the flower stalls and waited for inspiration to come.

Would it be from color?

Would a special shape inspire me?

Would I jump in because of an interesting display?

Shape! And, COLOR!!

This one tulip…

This one petal got me…


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The delicate curves, the unique petal edge “design” and the perfect mix of color was exactly what I wanted.

All “dressed” at home and posing with the natural window sill backlighting, glamour beyond my hope!


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Spring!!!

Color On,

Melissa