I recently discovered the work of photographer Margaux Roy through one of my favorite websites for art and design, It's Nice That.  Clean, bright and minimal, her images are reminiscent of summer memories that have been bleached by the sun.  The pastel tones captured in her photographs are subtle and equally balanced by the more neutral tones.  Upon viewing them, I felt that these photos were begging to be color sampled.  Enjoy, after the jump!

 
 
Ah, Spring.. the soothing warmth of the sun after a cold, blistering winter.  Only kidding, here in the south the temperature rarely drops below 50 degrees F.  But still, plants are sprouting their new leaves and the heat feels different then our winter heat, you know?  There's something in the air, besides the pollen, that makes you want to sit outdoors with a lemon thyme cocktail (recipe here), gather a bouquet of flowers (source here) or lie in the grass with a nice book (source unknown).  What is your favorite spring pastime?