Thursday, October 6, 2011

Color Inspiration: {Big Sky & Open Prairie}

UPCollage1 copy

There's just something about the golden color of fall grasses and hay under a vast blue sky that stirs my soul. 

The way the feathered tips succumb to the wind and seem to bend in rippling waves is such a beautiful sight and soothing sound.

UPCollage3 copy

I love the worn, weathered textures found in old barns and this tough landscape.  

There aren't many soft, delicate flowers on the prairie. Instead, thick hide, rusted metal, rugged leather and resilient reeds thrive here.  

UPCollage4 copy

Brilliant golden sunlight bathes these wide open spaces.  Colors become brilliant in such intense light, and clouds perform amazing feats of swelling and billowing.

UPCollage2 copy

The prairie is so beautiful in the fall.  The color is luminous. The air is crisp and fresh.  Boots, jeans, and long sleeves become appropriate attire again, and cozy quilts re-emerge to cuddle in the cool nights. 

What type of landscape inspires you?

All images via Pinterest


  1. Beautiful post Erin! One day I will get out to the prairie! My favorite landscape? Whichever one I'm in at the moment! The ocean, however, is a particular draw, as are cool, clean wooded lakes and rugged hills and mountains. I appreciate beauty in all of her landscapes :)

  2. you write with a poet's soul...beautiful. i thought i was a rocky mountain girl through and through. but all those car rides from CO to the East Coast and back again made me deeply love the prairie and the plains. it is easy to love the rockies. the plains have a more subtle beauty, and a lonesome feel. it was a slow growing love. and lakes. i love lakes and the woodlands that surround them. really any landscape other than man made and i am at peace.

  3. Christine, that may be one of the best compliments I have ever had! Thank you for those sweet words!

    I am so glad to hear what settings inspire you and Holly, and I find it so beautiful that you both said whichever natural landscape you find yourself in, is the one you love- the natural world does have that kind of awe-inspiring power in all of its forms!

    Thank you both for your thoughtful words!


Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to join in the conversation!