Sunday, May 1, 2011

Color Blocking

I do not claim to be a fashionista, but I have been reading a lot of blogs of those who do claim to be.  So I have read about "color blocking" and seen examples, although for the life of me I can't figure out what distinguishes this particular look from any other time you mix solid colors that look good together.  But that's neither here nor there because really what happened is I saw this dress as an example of color blocking and it inspired this particular bonnet.

 So I have a celery green, a vivid coral and a deep blue lace as an accent.  Hopefully I am not mis-using the term color blocking, but since the dress inspired the bonnet, I figured I would go with it.
 Friday was over cast but to took the bonnet and one of my little hat stands outside for a little photo shoot.  I really do love the way it came out, hopefully someone else will love it too.
 I need a baby to borrow as a model.  The bonnets look even cuter on a round little face.
 I realized while snapping the photos that I never photograph the backs of my bonnets.  So, here you go. the back of a baby bonnet.  I know, its a super thrilling shot, but it occurred to me that people might wonder what the back looked like.
In other news, I finally finished planting the garden.  Pathetic that it took me until April 29th to get my garden planted.  I am usually so much more on top of it, but this year the herb festival was really late and there just wasn't any time.  So, from left to right I have 8 (!) tomato plants, all different varieties, 2 types of basil (sweet and purple), a mix of italian style salad greens, 3 different colors of bell peppers, and 2-4 different kinds of squash pants, depending on what comes up from seed.  Its also possible the green beans will come up.  

 Oh, and then we have the blackberry and raspberry bushes.  They are all planted together, so we just kind of wait to see what we get.
 Soon the garden will look full and lush and I will be sure to take more pictures then.  Right now it looks so bare and the temptation is to fill the void with more, but then it all just gets out of hand and grows all over itself and is less effective.  In order to create more space I did most of my herbs in pots this year.  Nots pictured are my pots of spearmint, rosemary, parsley, dill, oregano, etc.  I can't wait for summer to progress.
Ripley is taking just a moment to sit by the garden, trying to plot a way in.  The little picket fence is being replaced by a gat to match the pretty fencing around the garden.  I can't wait.  :-)  It's going to be so lovely.  And the shed is almost finished.  Almost.  :-)


Holly Knitlightly said...

Aww, that's so cute! I have no idea what colour blocking means, ha! I don't think I've even heard of it? Maybe. I probably just forgot, haha.

I really want to plant a huge vegetable and herb garden this summer! Unfortunately I can't plant anything until I get back from Europe (June 7th), but I can't wait! :) I love that your planting lots of greens! How amazing will it be to be able to run out back, grab a bunch of different lettuces and tomatoes and peppers and make a DELICIOUS salad! YUM!

Can't wait to see the progress photos of your garden!

Knit-O-Matic said...

I wouldn't have the patience to wait until June! Even when we do travel though, we always have someone stay at the house, so there is someone to water the garden and take care of the puppies.