Colour Palettes inspired by Mother Nature


Mother Nature was busy showing off her beautiful colours in High Park today. Which is where I spent the afternoon taking over 200 photographs of leaves. The colour combinations were spectacular. Below are 3 different colour palettes inspired by Mother Nature herself.


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Chicago Reflections

Last week I visited the “Windy City” for the first time and went on The Official Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise; a 90-minute guided tour by boat of Chicago’s historic and modern architecture styles.

Armed with my camera and a cocktail (yes the cruise has a full-service bar!) I did my best to capture the beauty of the Chicago skyline; most fascinating for me were the distorted reflections of buildings within buildings as shown below.

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A road with a view

Photo (Scotland) by Lila Cheekytree

“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.” From Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs (1732)

I took this photo in Scotland when I was there in 2008. I’ve always dreamed of living somewhere with my own tree-lined road just like this. Thanks to the person (long ago) who planted these beautiful trees.

Nighttime in Europe


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With the crisp autumn chill in the air summer seems far away. So I thought I’d share these nighttime photos I took in Dublin, Bruges, Brussels and Copenhagen back in August. I love the golden glow of street lights and the … Continue reading

I ♥ trees

Photo by Lila Cheekytree

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

From a letter written by William Blake (1757 – 1827) English poet, artist

A tree is one of the most beautiful things in the world. If you’re like me and love trees please follow my ‘I ♥ trees’ pinboard on Pinterest a virtual pinboard that allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. Lately I’ve become a bit of a Pinterest addict; it helps me find beautiful images and get inspiration from like-minded people who share my interests. Click here to check it out.