Monday, January 16, 2012

Look for Colorful Images in Winter

One aspect of winter that weighs heavily on  human beings in New England is the absence of color. 

Dark gray skies,  gloomy mornings,  and nighttime beginning around 4 p.m. can heavily influence one's psyche.

Granted, the winter wonderland that surrounds us after a snowstorm has its intense beauty.  This past weekend, while driving  (skidding) along a road in the remotely located town of Windsor, the vistas were incredible.

Thick layers of ice encased all tree branches and bushes along the roadway.  Newly fallen snow frosted the crystal-looking foliage. The sun poured down on everything, making an intensely magnificent sight that looked almost unreal. 

While extremely picturesque, the vistas were still colorless, except for brilliant white.

One anecdote to winter's gray is to wear as much color as possible as well as find colorful images to feast one's eyes upon.

To break the whiteness of the outdoors, I'm sending you some photos I took last year of spring flowers to cheer up your hearts and  lift your spirits!

Hope you enjoy them.

There. Now don't you feel better?



Linda O'Connell said...

I munch and crunch, sad to say. My days in Alaska darkened at 2:30 during winter. I was young and pregnant and slept the winter away.

Karen Lange said...

Very good advice! Lovely photos, thanks for boosting my day with a splash of color! :)


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your photos. We have lots of dreary days in the winter without the beauty of snow. I look at the wonderful birds at my feeder, especially the cardinals and they make me very happy! Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

I love the photos you have put up today, makes me longing for spring. It's always nice to boost yourself by looking at beautiful pictures :) enjoy your day! Eva

Chatty Crone said...

What a difference a season makes - right? Although the snow was pretty the flowers were prettier - gorgeous.

I like looking at beautiful pictures to cheer my winter up.


diane stetson said...

What do I do to avoid winter altogether? I live in Southern California! Flowers all year round.

Bookie said...

Flowers are lovely! I hate to tell you this,but it was so warm here today I went without a coat! However...this is NOT scary to me...we will pay the piper sometime!

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