What are the colours of summer?
Gold or sand or blue for the beaches and seas. Maybe pink for sunburn. Sadly, some may think of red and orange colours, for the vicious fires that occur in our land at this time of the year.
In mid December my walk to work had me not only thinking about Christmas and all the things that needed to be done, but I was also looking at the natural colours around me. I noticed the wonderful Jacaranda trees come into purple bloom leaving a carpet of mauve on the grass and paths.
As well, there is more mauve with the agapanthus flowers in the gardens.
To me, these are one of the colours of summer.
Of course I managed to link this to some “Jacaranda’ Aurifil threads:
In 2013 the Pantone Colour of the Year is revealed, and this year EMERALD was chosen to be the new colour. “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony” said the Pantone website. Today, I looked around in the Always Quilting store for some emerald items – and found:
Naturally I had no difficulty in finding some beautiful Aurifil threads too
I think we should all try a little emerald in our world this year!