Pages

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Watch your p's & q's

ABC Wednesday's Round 3 letter of the week is the ever illusive 'Q'.I choose quilt-ing in its natural form. One of the best examples of Nature's needlework are certain varieties of Hostas.
Not to be outdone by Terra firma, the sky can just as easily remind me of quilt batting on any given day. I always snap these skies because of the unique shape of the cloud clusters and the cottony puffs.


The letter Q is a difficult one so it would be worth a visit to Mrs Nesbitt's site here to see the clever uses of Q from around the globe.
Happy Wednesday
and

Remember the quiet wonders. The world
has more need of them than it has for warriors.

Charles de Lint

25 comments:

Aileni said...

What an excellent interpretation.
I am tardy today, feeling fuzzy, not to say wrecked.

Reader Wil said...

The wonders of nature surpass our artwork. And that's what you proved with your photos! Excellent! Thanks for sharing and drawing our attention to nature's quiltwork.

Sailor Girl said...

Loved the idea for Q!!!
Brilliant indeed!!!!

Deslilas said...

Original illustrations for Q
thanks U.

richies said...

That's a beautiful "quilted" sky

An Arkie's Musings

Faye Pekas said...

I can understand why "q" would be difficult. I've never seen a more beautiful quilt than the one you posted though :)

Lily Hydrangea said...

truly an original interpretation of the word quilt! This is great.

RuneE said...

I can subscribe to that last quotation...

Neva said...

What a great post.....

naturglede said...

That was a greate post for the Q. Have a nice day:)

Granny Smith said...

What a lovely take not only on the letter "Q" but on the word "Quilt". It takes your discerning and imaginative eye to see the quilts that are gifts of nature.

In answer to your question, I am not only still rising high after last Tuesday, the tune that has usurped my perpetual humming is "America the Beautiful".

I think I posted on some comment, "Mind your Ps and Qs". Great minds, etc.

XXXX Phyllis

Daryl said...

Wonderful .. those quilted clouds are Q-ute

:-Daryl

raf said...

Imaginative use of Qs, Noni! Haven't noticed that variety of hostas before, but they are lovely, as are the quilted skies and the nod to quiet wonders.

Leslie: said...

Very very good! It's amazing what you can see in nature, isn't it? :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, how lovely! What a brilliant idea for Q! Thanks for sharing this beauty this week!

ChrissyM said...

Fabulous post!! Excellent interpretation!! Gorgeous photos love those clouds!

Cloudia said...

Wonderful post today.
I love to run barefoot through t cloud fields like you show today . . .
Aloha from under Hawaiian Skies-

Rose said...

Beautiful photos and a creative way to look at quilting! I'm going to look at my hostas from a new perspective now, though I'm going to have to wait until spring:)
Thanks for visiting my blog; now I understand your blog name!

Powell River Books said...

I would love to learn to quilt but fear I don't have the patience. I invite you to come take a ride on my quad into the Powell River, BC, back country. - Margy

D Herrod said...

Very cool. TY for stopping by.

Pretty Me!! said...

lovely ... i too wrote on Quilts but the man made ones :)

earthlingorgeous said...

What a clever and awesome choice for Q! The natural quilts! I love the cloud photo! Very quieting!

By the way, maybe you would like to join my bloggy anniversary giveaway :)

Earth

Dragonstar said...

This is such a clever take on Q! Very well done. The photos illustrate your point so well, and I agree about those beautiful clouds. Just lovely!

Bear Naked said...

Love those hostas.
I am QUITE late this week visiting your blog.
I was feeling QUEAZY yesterday.


Bear((( )))

Denise said...

I love your creativity in natural 'q'uilting. I couldn't think of a 'q' this week. I am NOT very creative or I would have joined in. Loved your photos.