Sunday, January 26, 2014
The Colors of My Winter
Hello everyone! Hope you are all keeping warm and enjoying these wonderful cold winter days. We have had record cold here too, but I did manage to get out of the house for a walk a time or two this week. It's just not all that much fun when arctic winds that make it feel like about 15 degrees Fahrenheit are tearing at you, making your eyes water and sting from the cold! But thankfully, we had a couple of days that warmed up enough for me to go out, and look what treasures I found! Can you believe that gorgeous dusty pink mushroom? I have never ever seen a mushroom that color! And no, I didn't take a bite out of it; someone else beat me to it. Although I must admit, I was tempted. I was astonished to find a mushroom in the first place, after all the extreme cold we've had, and the color was an even nicer surprise.
I have been reading lots of wonderful blog posts from many of you about pieces you are working on that have a winter theme. I noticed a common thread running through lots of these wintery projects and that is the idea of color - specifically the colors of winter, which for most of you are white, silver, and blue - icy colors. Snowy colors. So, as I went out for a walk the other day, I began to think about how my winter is so very different from yours. I asked myself, what are the colors of my winter? I had never really thought about it before.
My winter landscape is a soft and subdued one. Soft silvery gray tree bark and lichen covered stone. Silvery greens. Soft browns and pale golden grasses. I captured a few of the colors in the photo above. A color palette of my winter.