Finding Color in Winter. This is the idea behind the latest blog I stumbled upon The Colors of My Garden blog. A dear friend, I met through blogging, shared with me that this idea that was created by a few bloggers....finding color in the snow.
Granted, I could go out in the cold and wander, however, it would be a challenge to find color. Everything is pretty much brown. We live in the cold....freezing cold. It was 17 degrees today! There is very little color. Yes, I could go to a car lot or sledding hill to find color. The sledding hill a tad questionable since we have only about an inch of snow on the ground.
I challenged myself to come up with ideas how I find color in the winter. This is what came to mind:
Top left: I buy pretty flowers for my house to brighten a gray day;
Top middle: We usually take a trip down to Florida and enjoy the color of the sky and the water.
Top right: I craft....these are some felt hearts I am working of for valentines day.
Middle row left : vintage postcards. I am sorting through hundreds of vintage postcards and listing them on ebay.
Middle row: Pink and blue....nothing more colorful than fresh flowers in lovely Florida.
Middle right: There is color right in our backyard. The white snow and the green of the pines. It can be lovely, especially after a fresh snowfall.
Bottom left: Ahhh..... the beaches of Florida.
Middle: Pretty fabric - I sew and the colors and textures of beautiful fabric can be intoxicating.
Bottom right: Buttons...vintage buttons. I have every color imaginable. These are my valentine mixes. I have been gathering buttons and listing them on ebay.
So, there you have it. I seek color in various ways when I am not able to step outside and readily see it during the winter months. I also find color in cooking and baking. Chocolate's a color, right!
If you are new to visiting my blog, I thank you and hope to see you again. If you are already a follower, take a gander over to Heather's blog and see what others have come up with to cure their winter whining.