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Creative Inspiration: A Surprisingly Beautiful Monday

We have a break in our Winter weather and I went on a beautiful hike at Shevlin Park this past Monday with my friend and her Bernese Mountain Dog.

I thought I’d share photos from my hike as part ongoing series of posts on my sources of Creative InspirationMy blogging buddy Mary @Zippy Quilts had a recent post about Inspiration from Nature, and her post inspired this post!

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I think several of the photos above would make awesome art quilt compositions! Especially the one of Luna the Bernese Mountain Dog!


Postscript

After our hike we went to a lovely bakery for lunch (salad and sandwiches, not pastries for lunch!) and then wandered a well curated small indie bookstore nearby, Roundabout Books.

I have an old post about the joy of spending time in an Indie bookstore Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe – Independent Bookstores; Wonderful & Magical Places, and I also enjoyed wandering around Roundabout Books.

Here are a couple photos from my visit:

Like Dudley’s, Roundabout Books has an antique typewriter on display:

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They have a wreath made from recycled book pages:

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The entire shop is peppered with Staff Suggestions of great books to read (I did purchase the science fiction book The Fifth Season to read after discussing with one of the staff):

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Their counter was made from books (I did not want to bother the patron to move so I could take the photo):

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And they had a great quote above their backdoor:

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26 thoughts on “Creative Inspiration: A Surprisingly Beautiful Monday”

    1. You are so right – some of those trees would make an awesome art quilt. I use my blog as my online diary and I can just look up my series of Creative Inspiration posts when I am ready for my next idea 🙂
      Thanks for your comments!

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    1. Luna gets a lot of attention from strangers on our walks, especially kids. We had a kid try to run from his Mom (nearly in front of a car!) to get to Luna! It was such a sunny day and I took a zillion more photos but I did not want to burn you all out on photos of trees in the sun, ha!

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  1. Your snowy landscape and walk looks just perfect ~ just like snow and chill should be. But that’s coming from someone who lives where snow never falls, so I guess I have a very romanticised idea of snow in winter! I want to visit the bakery and the bookshop too.

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  2. Oh yes, this is a totally inspiring walk in the woods! I loved the pure, untouched mounds of snow, the bright blue skies and the stark winter trees… Plus Luna looks like the perfect wandering buddy! And wrapping up with a visit to the bakery and bookstore? Days don’t come much better than this! I’d love to see these moments reappearing in an art quilt someday 😀

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  3. Tierney, thank you so much for sharing the photos. They brought a smile to my face. The book store looks like an awesome place to get lost while reading. Love the counter, the antique typewriter and the quote! 😊

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