Every year I look for the leaves to appear on my little elm tree. Since I've been doing project life, the arrival of its leaf buds has been my picture of the day. The past two years this happened in early March so I was surprised when I looked out the window and saw green on my tree in mid February. It has been a strangely warm winter so I guess this is the result.
I'm joining in Rosie's color palette linky today. Sometimes when I make one of these color collages, there's a surprise. Who would have thought these clouds weren't white?
No surprises here... just some lovely shades of green along with the soft colors of the bark.
While I was getting my close ups of the new leaves, I found this tiny little guy on a branch. I thought the colors in this image were a little blah until I sampled them and found these beautiful shades of red and green and grey.
If you would like to make your own color palettes, you can download templates from the coffeeshop blog here. Just scroll down to the bottom of the post to find the download link. Even if you don't have a color palette to link up today, be sure and check out Rosie's blog. She's sharing links to some wonderful free textures and actions today.