Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Handful of Gum Leaves

A sunny day, a walk in my garden and a handful of gum leaves inspired these photos...













It should always end with a smile.

Cheerio

32 comments:

Miriam said...

I LOOOOVE IT!

Patchwork and Play said...

Fabulous!!! And SO Australian too! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa P said...

Excellent! I have a burnt Eucalyptus leaf that I keep as a reminder. It arrived in our yard during the Cedar Fire of 2003 (aka 2003 Firestorm). It traveled over 15 miles with the ash and smoke and landed in one piece on our front lawn. Mother Nature is an awesome force--and not just a beautiful one.

Shay said...

Thanks for making ME smile this morning)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

You are such a clever girl, you made me smile too! I love the 6th picture, maybe a quilt?????

Terry said...

I see a pattern emerging. Soon you will have more time for stitching and I llike the happy face. The colors are so varied in the gums guess that's how are birds hide. Enjoy the day

dweeze (Johnno) said...

Do you want a game of Euchre, Lyptus?

I smiled too.

Melody said...

It did end with a smile, as your clever pictures made me happy.

quiltzyx said...

Oh yes, many, many smiles! :D

Mary said...

Oh how smart you are! Love your leaf exhibit! I wish our leaves were the color of Fall....we are cookin' here!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Gum leaves in a new light Rachael...they look lovely and so shapely...perhaps a new quilt based on them?

Suzee said...

Those are pretty! I love fall colors but hate the winter that follows behind = ( I enjoy the summer no matter how hot it gets as I don't get along with winter lol.
The faces made me smile!!!!

BevBSews said...

Thank You, you've inspired me. It's easy to not notice these simple leaves that are all around us. I'll certainly smile all day.

regan said...

Love all your pics, Rachael.....they are so artistic!

Lynne S of Oz said...

Oh such great colours in those leaves, and I love the designs you came up with. Some lovely quilt ideas there :-)

melissa said...

Love the happy face! Some great quilty designs there Rach!

x

Stitchin' time said...

Just lovely and brought a smile to my face. Wondering what you could arrange with Silky Oak (Grevillea Robusta) leaves in Spring :)?
Cheers,
Robyn

Mandalin said...

I love seeing through your creative eyes!

Di said...

Your blog always 'leaves' me with a smile, Rachael :-)

phil dodd said...

That's a beautiful pallet and you are a clever girl!

holly k said...

hahahaha!!! I love it! :) I'm so glad you share such fun stuff!

Karen said...

Good fun! I see some FMQ patterns in there and I do love the happy face at the end.

Marg said...

Very clever, lots of really great designs in there and the smiley face is a great finish.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Rachael I love your style! :-) Lovely photos, I love gum leaves and all the beautiful colours they come in.

smazoochie said...

You are so lovable!

LynCC said...

Awesome play!! :D

Leuchtzeichen said...

...so funny photos, they make me smile, too

:-))))

Quiltbenaco said...

La creatività certo non ti manca!
Grazie....Ciao

Heidi said...

Smiles here in Germany, too :-)

Janet said...

You're funny and clever, you must see art everywhere around you.

Karen said...

Your talent is wasted on leaf arranging. You should take up patchwork and quilting! (lol). Great post. Very clever. Love the smile at the end.

daisy said...

cute photos and cute leaves

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