frost up close and personal

Color Inspiration Thursday {61}

It’s here. The season in Maine where the days are brisk but warm in the sun, the colors of the changing trees are stunning, and mornings often arrive with a glistening layer of frost. This year it feels like the true chill of the coming winter arrived overnight. It flipped from unseasonably warm to BAM! frozen. I was tempted to officially dub this week’s color inspiration “Denial”, but decided that instead I should just face it and pull out the winter clothing bins, pull out the knits, pull out the boots and gloves, and see what still fits. I live in Maine, after all.

These color palettes were made using Play Crafts’ Palette Builder 2.1 and my photographs, and illustrate the difference between this week and last.

creeping thyme purple color paletteCorresponding solids from left to right:
Bella American Blue, Bella Amelia Lavender, Bella Crocus, Kona Medium Grey, Kona Purple, Kona Avocado

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
1158 – Med Grey
2510 – Lt Lilac
2524 – Grey Violet
2625 – Arctic Ice
1240 – V Dk Eggplant
5021 – Light Grey

This is what my creeping thyme plant looked like last week. It was vibrant, bold, and flowering happily. A little sea of purply green sweeping along the edge of my edible plants & herb garden.

creeping thyme purple color palette frostCorresponding solids from left to right:
Kona Graphite, Bella Glacier, Kona Shadow, Bella Indigo, Bella Petal Pink, Kona Straw

Corresponding Aurifil thread from left to right:
1246 – Grey
5008 – Sugar Paper
2847 – Lt Grey Green
2568 – Mulberry
2425 – Bright Pink
2314 – Beige

Flash forward one week and here it is, fully frosted. Despite the indication that winter is indeed coming, I love the frost. It seems to soften everything, muting out the colors and making them glisten. I suppose seeing the world covered in frost is the one time I like pastels.

frost up close and personalfrost up close and personalAgain, when you get realllllly close and look at the frost-covered ground, beauty shoots up at you in tiny spikes. How awesome is nature!?

5 thoughts on “Color Inspiration Thursday {61}”

  1. It’s really coming, isn’t it? Usually I have to dig out all the winter gear in time for our boys to wear it when they go trick-or-treating for Halloween, so I guess I better get cracking! And yes, their costumes are planned so they fit over winter coats. 🙂 Both of your photos are beautiful, as always. It’s amazing what a difference a week can make.


  2. I love these muted colours – Mother Nature gives us the crazy colours with the bright golds, oranges and reds of fall, then tones things down and forces us to appreciate the more subtle versions. We just have to see them. I also love when the mist rises above the lakes in the morning and clouds everything in a beautiful fog.


  3. It’s amazing how fast the frost can come and completely change things! I love the before and after; different but two great palettes! 🙂


  4. I miss the more drastic change in the weather now that we live in Florida. Fall has always been my favorite season with all the pretty colors of changing leaves, how things look first thing in the morning with a layer of frost, sweater weather, and even the smell of fall. Thanks for posting photos so I can enjoy it that way.


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