Yesterday was a dark and dreary day in New England. Surrounded by gray and cold, the miserable weather made me yearn for color.
A forecast of snow turned out to be a bust (thank goodness). Instead, steady sheets of freezing rain came down from slate gray skies for hours and hours, turning everything into slick ice. An entire layer of ice covered car windows, requiring chipping and scraping.
Walking was, in one word, treacherous. I went to an afternoon church service. Then, getting to our front door from the car was pretty scary but once inside, I didn't budge out for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Couldn't wait to pile on the logs in the fireplace and sit nearby in the warmth and cozy glow.
On this Sunday, I wanted to bring some color to this blog. All the photos you see today were snapped in Arizona last fall. The flower-covered cross stood against a bare altar at Tumacacori Mission in the southern part of the state.
These bright and cheerful stargazer lilies are joyful to look at, aren't they? (Don't tell they were found in a graveyard behind the mission.)
The mission gift shop sold these little dolls in the multi-colored dresses and paper flowers in sizzling colors of the rainbow.
It is my fondest hope that looking at these bright colors has cheered up your heart. When the weather turns dark, whip out the color. Bring out the brightest tablecloth you can find and look for flashy flowers in the supermarket to add to the decor.
If this Sunday is a dark day where you live, may you make your own sunshine.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR AND WHY?