This weekend, I went out on a solo hike. I have done a few solo hikes, but usually my husband and I go together. Although he is patient with my obsessive and fairly inept picture-taking while we hike, I always rush it because I know he wants to keep moving. This time, I hiked and hiked, but stopped whenever I saw something that caught my eye. I am always fascinated when there are funny textures, interesting lines, or bright colors in the post winter scenery. I guess we are officially still in winter, but there was so much new life “springing” up that I have mentally changed seasons. Here is a little Spring for you.
Here are some of the beautiful lines and textures that I was referring to.
One of my favorite things on the path reminded me of a quote that I just used when I posted some new purple earrings.
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” – Alice Walker, author
These reddish-purple stems were all over on this particular trip. They look more red in the photos, but in person, there was much more purple.
I’m so glad that I chose to go on that inspirational solo hike. It shouldn’t be a surprise to you to see some new nature inspired designs in my etsy shop over the next few weeks, months, years, etc. I think that it is an endless source of inspiration.
What inspires you?