weather vane moon in snow

Color Inspiration Thursday {41}

You would think that by now, nearly to April, I would have a few signs of spring to share in this week’s color inspiration. But lo, Maine has not yet gotten the memo that spring begins officially tomorrow and the temperatures have been in the teens, with a rare high of 30. So I decided to embrace the winter for a little longer, and showcase some more of nature’s frigid beauty. Color palettes are created using Play Crafts’ Palette Builder 2.1 and my photographs.

snow weather vane moon

Corresponding solids from left to right:
Bella Peacoat, Bella Etchings Charcoal, Kona Silver, Bella Periwinkle, Kona Windsor, Kona Nightfall

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
2785 – V Dk Navy
1158 – Med Grey
2615 – Aluminum
2524 – Grey Violet
1248 – Grey Blue
2581 – Dk Dusty Grape

Believe it or not, this cute little weather vane sits atop quite a large cupola that we removed from the chicken coop roof while winterizing it. The snow is still a good 3-4′ deep, but the beauty of the whimsical moon pointing toward spring with sunny shadows cast on the deep snow had to make its way into a palette. As cold as it is, I personally love this palette. Blues and greys will definitely become a Storm at Sea quilt one of these days. Perhaps I’ll use this palette for planning!

pine branch in the snow color palette

Corresponding solids from left to right:
Bella Bunny Hill Blue, Kona Pewter, Bella Fir, Kona Biscuit, Bella Lead, Kona Moss

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
2560 – Iris
2610 – Lt Blue Grey
2372 – Dk Antique Gold
2335 – Lt Cinnamon
2370 – Sandstone
2905 – Army Green

A little pine branch, nestled in the icy depths. I was really hoping for a bit more green to read through, but really, the season for green is not *yet* upon us. This instead is an earthy, neutral palette, with just a touch toward green with that final Moss-Army Green.

blue sky buds color palette

Corresponding solids from left to right:
Bella Moda U Brown, Kona Mushroom, Bella Lt Blue, Bella Mauve, Kona Blue Jay, Kona Slate

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
2630 – Pewter
2370 – Sandstone
2560 – Iris
2566 – Wisteria
4140 – Wedgewood
1310 – Med Blue Grey

Shhh don’t tell anyone that these magnolia buds are on the tree all winter long. I’m pretending it’s a sign of new life! Spring! Blue skies at the very least are peeking through. The warm sun shines, and surely, SURELY spring must not be too far behind. Right!?

What season are you experiencing right now? Are you eager for the next, or enjoying the current weather? I find it easy to enjoy winter until those first teaser warm days. Then my mind is on planting seeds, raising chicks, digging in the earth, and spending our days outside. Our entryway may be full of potting soil in the very near future!

7 thoughts on “Color Inspiration Thursday {41}”

  1. We are well into spring out here and never really had winter (we haven’t really had winter in 2 years now… scary. Also scary, because we aren’t getting good freezes anymore, respiratory issues for small children and babies has gone nuts… several of my friends have bottles of oxygen at home in case their kids have trouble breathing now. So weird, and I have totally digressed.) I am eager for summer only because it is my absolute favorite time of year – it is light in the morning when I wake up, it is light late into the evening for walks with my husband, and I can keep the house open to the breeze most of the time without needing to run the A/C. 🙂


  2. I love the mid 50s – low 70s temps. Most people associate them with fall and spring. But in the humid south were I live those temps don’t last too long. It is often just a bit too cold to be nice in the winter and blazing hot in the summer. After the icy freezes we have had this winter most people I know are ready for summer, but I think they forget every year that the 100 degree and higher temps are what comes. lol So I try my best to enjoy as much of winter as I can get! I love your color play. That is a ton of fun


  3. Okay Kitty – we just got wacked with our second snow storm in two days. And this one was a doozy. The stop sign at the end of the road just has his red head poked out and the pole is lost in a drift. the piles at the end of the driveway (all hand shovelled by my husband and me) are at least 8 feet tall. And we got 80 cm or almost 3 feet from Tuesday to Wednesday, The city took the buses off the road, university was closed for two days (it is March Break for the kids). My road didn’t get plowed until this morning so yesterday was a vacation day for me – made another hexi flower for Jodi’s project. I hope is is a slow melt or we will need the ark. Google Halifax Nova Scotia and I am sure you will find lots of pictures.


  4. so sorry Spring is taking it’s time but it will be even more treasured when it comes. Love the color combos!



  5. Though it does not look that way out the window, things are feeling just a little more spring-ish in Nova Scotia today. Blue skies and sunshine sparkling on the unGodly amount of snow filling every available space outdoors. Love your wintery pics, but I’m looking forward to seeing some of those sweet spring greens popping out soon!


  6. Kitty, I always find at least one colour palette that I have to pin! Your pictures are so beautiful! We are inching ever so slowly towards spring. The snow drifts are still huge, but we can now see the mud and dead grass at the edges of the roads, so that’s progress! Of course, there’s snow in the forecast for tonight, but I don’t think it will amount to much. I hope not at least 🙂


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