Textures, Colours and Patterns

I take a crazy number of photos on vacation. Who am I kidding? I take a crazy number of photos all the time. I thought I'd share with you some of the inspiring textures, colours and patterns I found in and on the way to Nova Scotia.

One of my favourite signs on the trip. I always practice saying it aloud in funny voices. My kids love that. ;)


The tin men. There's a quilt here someday...



A wharf in Halifax.


The side of a building -- cool textures and colours.


Ship ropes.

The remains of a fire.


Inukshuks at Point Pleasant Park. I tried making one, but didn't have enough time. It's an exercise in patience!




Some creative soul painted the end of a wood piling that washed up on shore.


Rust. :)




Log weathered by the ocean.


Rocks and stonework. Quilt motif?



Oceanside.




Complementary colours.


Hope you enjoyed the view from my camera lens!

15 comments:

  1. Your photos are beautiful, and you're on my home turf (albeit down the other end of the province!)...Welcome to Nova Scotia - hope you get a chance to see our beautiful Cabot Trail on Cape Breton...and if you're in the Pictou County area and want a great place to eat - try Murphy's Saltwater Cafe in Pictou on the waterfront - and make sure you save room for their Blueberry Grunt - one of the best desserts you'll ever taste!

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  2. Your photos are amazing! I feel like I can reach out and touch everything. And that wharf! I can almost smell it ......

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  3. Beautiful! Love the moods and images. My mother is from the Maritime region, so I think it is in my heart despite my growing up in Alberta :)

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  4. How pretty! Makes me wish the ocean/seaside even more. Love the weathered log, photo with the boat and the orange roof line!

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  5. Ooooooh, love all of these photos! Thanks for sharing :)
    And I busted out laughing over that first sign!

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  6. Now I know one of your secrets to making beautiful quilts - you have a great eye. These photos are fantastic! The weathered log would make a perfect improvisational quilt a la Jean Wells (sorry, don't know how to type French accents on my phone).

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  7. loved all the textures. I think theres lots of quilts in your future...
    M

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  8. Beautiful pics. You clearly had a nice trip!

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  9. Nice pics I enjoyed them for sure.

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  10. These photos are fabulous -- I am going to email your post to myself, and use some of these as inspiration for art quilts! Thank you for sharing, and CONGRATS for your good eye.

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  11. Thank you for taking so many photos. They're immensely inspiring.

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  12. Great photographs - thank you. xx

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  13. Since it's my turn to present at our August meeting on Inspiration, I am totally giving people the link to this post. :-)

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