Inspirations {February 22,2010}

My inspirations today come from a juxtaposition of Spring and Winter.  It’s been very odd weather lately: a sunny Springy day followed by a heavy snowfall, followed by another sunny day.

I am inspired by pink and white, and white on white.  The holdover from Valentine’s day has me drooling over cakes and pink dresses still, while the foot of snow on the ground keeps me loving the bleak beauty of snowy landscapes.

A shabby-esque pink flower, makes me think of cherry blossoms in snow.

I’ve always had a soft spot of Kitchenaid mixers, and the beautiful things they can help create.

This piece of art continually makes me happy to look at.
This series of pictures was taken on a snowy day by photographer Chris Stowell, of Avi (that’s my pup) dashing around chasing snowballs.  She was the happiest dog on earth that day.  Chris does great dog photography – please check out and “fan” his “Fidography” page on Facebook (click here).

The emtpiness of this photo is amazing.

 I’m reminded of a photo of Viona’s that features her in a fabulous dress, with a rough collie at her side, in the snow.  Makes me want to sew furry winter coats with big muffs and long skirts ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Fiona-Jane Brown

    February 22, 2010 at 9:02 PM

    Aw – Avi's a lovely dog. Discovered another FB friend with a nice dog, Donnie Ross, has a chocolate lab called Coco. Awwww! Love the snowy pix – the River Dee just outside ma hoose is doing its best impersonation of an arctic ice floe. Getting a little tedious now.

  • Lauren R

    February 23, 2010 at 4:20 AM

    She just ran and ran and ran for about an hour. We threw snowballs for her, and she tenaciously hunted them. It was the best kind of snowstorm – weirdly warm, with huge fluffy flakes.

  • The Dreamstress

    February 23, 2010 at 8:27 AM

    OK, it needs to snow in Wellington so that I can pose in fields of white in amazing dresses.

    And Avi is as utterly adorable as always!

  • Lauren Stowell

    February 23, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    yes, although fields of wildflowers are good too ๐Ÿ™‚ fields in general + amazing dresses…it's all good ๐Ÿ™‚


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