One of the reasons I love quilts and quilting is the colors. I love colors and the effects you can achieve by combining different combinations; I'm fascinated with color. But I realized that it is also the shapes that intrigue me. It doesn't matter if the shapes are by themselves or in combinations. I find myself looking at shapes and then mentally arranging them together; the same thing with colors. Sometimes I see a pattern somewhere and think, that would make a great quilt design (if I only had the time to take my thoughts and put them into fabric!).
On my weekend trip I made several pictures that aren't really appealing or anything special. But they have shapes in them and I know that is what led my hand to the camera. So I share these shapes here:
|The octagonal window and spokes caught my eye first. After I looked at the picture I also saw the lines of the fence, building, and roof. Plus the two small square windows. Lots of shapes here!|
This is part of the dam that forms Lake 'O the Pines. The lake is so low that it gave me a good view of this feature of the dam and these shapes formed by the opening. As I was leaving I saw the road to get down behind the dam but didn't take time to explore it. Next time I will as I am now wondering how this thing works. I'm sure it would be interesting to see the water flowing through this opening from the other side; however, I think there has to be a gate mechanism somewhere that closes the opening when the lake rises otherwise there would be thrill seekers trying to "ride the falls". I was reminded of the Ross Barnet Reservoir in Jackson as I drove across the spillway.
|These circle hoops were scattered all around the entrance drive into the convention center in Longview. I'm not sure what they represent but I thought they were interesting and fun to look at!|