Spring Greens

Do you crave clean fresh greens when Spring arrives? 

The banks of Edinburgh's  Water of Leith  are currently packed with pristine wild garlic leaves - a green almost shocking it's so saturated - they look doctored by a highly chromatic filter. You can't help but be energised by a colour like that. 

I've also experience this highly energising effect while walking around Hill of Tarvit in Fife. The fields roll over the landscape intersected by stone walls and shadows. It was this area that inspired the silk scarf 'Field Trip'. It represents a modern arable patchwork and I've used a clean green to depict the fields while choosing a grey-purple to denote the shadows and walls. This scarf looks great worn with a crisp white cotton shirt. 

Green fields in Fife

If you would like to look at a famous painting inspired by saturated green fields, you need look no further than Van Gogh's Wheat Fields Near Auvers.

I hope you see lots of inspiring greens this weekend, and if you are looking for a recipe for these lovely wild garlic leaves, Kellie from Food to Glow has three delicious ideas here. 

 


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