Monday, 13 December 2010

Natural colour and mosaics



I just braved the freezing fog, determined to find some natural colour in the hedgerows and garden. It's in isolated spots but it's still out there. The pink Daphne blossom (second from right at the top) and yellow winter-flowering Jasmine (centre) have to be my favourite right now.

Thankyou once again for the wonderfully uplifting and colourful contributions this month. It's been lovely to take a few minutes here and there amongst the mad dash and enjoy these images and blogposts. I've made three more mosaics from the SOC Flickr pool. Along with the red one from my last post I hope they make your eyes happy this morning:


Rainbow in December:



1. Harrietroach56 2. Scented Sweetpeas 3. Buttons ribbons and other things 4. Daisleyboxes
5. Little Green Shed 6. My nest of yarn and buttons 7. Trashalou  8.Dragonfly
9. Kitty W 10. Trashalou 11. Domesticali 12. DawnMarieg2
13. Living on the Edge 14. A Beatnik Love Affair 15. Belper 201 16.Living on the Edge


Decorate:



1. Itchin Stitchin 2. Little Green Shed 3.Wild Acre
4. Bunny Mummy via Attic24  5. Linaloo 6.Green Rabbit Designs
7. Summer Fete Love 8. Green Rabbit Designs 9. Helen Phillips


Finally, an unashamed blast of colour:

1. Dragonfly 2. Living on the Edge 3. Loujanu22
4.The List Writer 5. Miriam Weaver 6. A Beatnik Love Affair
7. Me 8. Kitty W 9. Tales from a Cottage Garden

There are also some truly gorgeous images from t and cake (who many of you will recognise) and Paula.

Next month's Splash of Colour will begin on Monday 3rd January. The post holiday slump may have hit by then so I think we might be needing a boost.

Edited to add: I'll be drawing the winner of the jewelled wreath later today and will announce it next time - there's still time to pop a comment here.

28 comments:

driftwood said...

oh sooooo gorgeous! it is grey grey grey here today, this post is just what I needed - Thank you xxxx

julie said...

what a wonderfully colourful post - definitely a spirit lifter. I love your colourful hedgerow finds especially that super rosehip on the bottom left. Will be taking the long way home from school this afternoon and on the forage with Amy for some similar treasures!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Loved your post so beautiful on this gloomy Monday in Vermont!!!! I had a huge Smile when I saw one of my photos. It was exciting......thanks and have a colorful day! xo Robin❤

Magic Cochin said...

I'm in a more colourful mood - have popped another 4 pics into the Splash of Colour Pool.

Hope to see you before Christmas, I'm about until next Tues.

Celia
xx

Cottage Garden said...

These mosaics are beautiful Emma - what a feast for the eyes! Thank you for adding mine - it's so lovely to see it in such a gorgeous mosaic!

Have a happy colourful afternoon - despite the descending fog - it's pretty thick here now.

Jeanne
x

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

This was such an inspired idea, Emma, and is giving us all such visual delights!! Thank you for organising it all, and including our Comrade, the red reindeer!xxx

Jo said...

I love that first photo of your natural finds. It is amazing what colour can still be found at this time of year and it makes those little gems all the more jewel like.

Jo

Gina said...

I love these colourful mosiacs. I haven't really got into flickr so haven't a clue about puttting my images up... so I will have to enjoy everyone elses instead!

Miriam Weaver said...

Thanks for this, these mosaics really are lovely splash of colour.

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

gotta look long and hard to find a little colour here in north of france so happy to feast my beadies on your bountiful post; merci...

Lynn said...

Your arrangement of hedgerow finds is about the most uplifting and lovely thing I have seen in some time. Thank you.

Menopausal musing said...

Another none flickrererererer here! :O))))))))) However, this is a wonderful post and such lovely colours bursting from my screen as I look at it. I found a solitary bright blue cornflower in my garden today, and what a joy it was to see, in December, for heaven's sake......... joyful!

planetcoops said...

That's a great picture of all the natural colour still there - I can see it as a cross stitch pattern! Beautiful. Thank you.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

It's amazing what you can find in the hedgerows even at this time of year!
You've had a brilliant response to the Splash of Colour and now we're half way to spring. :)
Vivienne x

Julia said...

I just wanted to say Thank You for those wonderful splurges of colour - such fabulous and inspiring images, not to mention your findings on your walk, Im amazed at the colourful treasures you have discovered and from now on vow to try and seek out more colour in these winter days.

Love Julia x x x

Su said...

Aren't all these images so good for the soul. I love your nature finds too.

marigold jam said...

Glad I am not the only one who hasn't a clue about putting photos on flikr but I really enjoyed these lovely mosaics of other bloggers pics. So much colour about even in the depth of winter eh and only a couple more to go before spring!

JAne

Julie said...

Lovely colourful images to brighten these dull grotty days :-)

andamento said...

Some beautiful photos there, very inspiring. Is that is finished for this month? I just got my USB reader today so I'm back in business...

pebbledash said...

Love the mosaics, but especially love the hedgerow finds in the top photo. Beautiful!

Lina said...

It's a grey snowy murky day here so it's definitely a tonic to see your mosaics!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Emma -- your mosaics are so pretty! I'm sorry I've been so lazy and haven't participated!!!

Helen said...

I think I need to investigate this flikr pool! Your pictures are stunning.

kristina said...

The mosaics are wonderful! I think Splash of Color is really working--I feel better already! K x

jus said...

thank you... i now have happy eyes! x

The Coffee Lady said...

Oh, everyone is so talented! I'm almost glad I failed to send you my picture now.

Cattapilla Dreaming said...

Brilliant mosaics - what a truly great idea. Thanks for using my chillies! Already looking forward to the January Splash of Colour.

blue china studio said...

Such beautiful rainbow collages of winter goodness!

And adore your winter garden finds. Gorgeous photo and arrangement!