Wandering Camera

Through My Camera Lens

Occasionally I like to wander around seeing what my camera gets inspired by. A few months ago I was at a retreat with my bee mates at a lake house. It was lovely there, and a great place to take a walk. Or so I thought. More on that in a minute. First, some eye candy!

The first night, we had this lovely sunset. Yum! Wouldn’t a quilt made with these colors be wonderful?

During our walk, I saw this cottage. The sky was so deep and magnificent!

I love the detail on this garden gate.

This old barn was so lovely, and I think it would make a sweet quilt. So peaceful.

You can’t go on a nature walk without seeing some nature.

I loved how the branches of this old tree looked against that brilliant sky.

Don’t forget to look down!

A final sunset. Completely different colors, and just as beautiful. Again, what lovely colors for a quilt!

So. I said the lake was a lovely place to take a walk. And it was, until my foot slipped off the edge of the road and I fell, scrapping my arm and my knee and banging myself up quite a bit. I also damaged my camera, although it still works. Sigh. These kinds of things make me feel old although I'm not. Needless to say, I haven't taken a long walk for quite a while. First I hurt too much and then it got hot.

So come on fall! I'd like to go walking again but not in this heat. Don't worry though--I know better than to take my eyes off my feet. <grin>

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Tell me…do you use your camera to capture images as you go about your business? What images most inspire you to quilt?

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Wandering Camera: February Quilting Inspirations

I’m participating in the Wandering Camera linky over at Whims & Fancies, and I’m hoping to use it feature the photos I take while I’m out and about. Frequent visitors here to my blog have already heard about my Valentine’s Day that wasn’t, but what I haven’t blogged about was the following weekend—the weekend of Scott’s birthday and our actual Valentine’s.

That weekend we did a lot of romantic things, including eating a scrumptious dinner prepared by my one and only! Saturday was so beautiful and spring-like that we decided to take a walk in the Village, an artsy area of town filled with cute boho shops, restaurants and bars. The Village is also the home of the Monon trail, a walking/riding trail that follows the path of the old Monon railroad track. The trail has been expanded all over town, so you can literally ride a bike to work from our farthest northern suburbs to downtown using the trail.

Thinking ahead to Wandering Camera, I took my camera with me on our walk and captured images that inspired me artistically. When looking for quilting or design ideas, I often pull these photos back out for inspiration. As you can see, I was fascinated by the shadows that day.

The Village sits near both the White River and the White River Canal, so there’s lots of prettiness.

The Village and the trail is dotted with artwork that also inspires.

Needless to say, I had a wonderful time! I hope you're inspired too.

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