Splash of colour
OK, I have to admit that despite my self delusion and concerted denial, winter is coming. I’ve blogged before about my lack of love for winter and back in February I tried to cheer up the last few weeks of the cold dark season by posting about the joys of Spring, quite some weeks before it had arrived.
This winter I have a plan. Joining in with Poppytalk’s autumn colour week recently was an absolute joy. I’ve realised rather late in life that colour can be seriously cheery and therapeutic. It might even help me to get through the winter. There are just over four months of potential steely skies and coldness ahead of us before March knocks on the door, bulbs spring up like fireworks and we’re in the home straight.
So, to ease in each wintry month I thought I’d cast about for colour, photograph it, blog it, then look at it, and keep looking at it to distract myself from the naked trees and lack of sunshine. I think it’s a fairly good plan, although in bleak January I might struggle to find colourful subjects.
The first week of the month, or thereabouts, I’ll be blogging colour - maybe not every day but at least once. I’ll be beginning around the first of November. It would be wonderful if you joined in. Pictures of creativity, flowers, interiors, nature, food, childrens’ drawings, anything that will give us a blast of colour as an antidote to cold grey weather would be fabulous. You can even grab this little button if you wish:
Blogging colour at the beginning of the month like this means that it’s only four colourful blogposts until Spring. A sinch!
I’ve set up a flickr group for this too, called Splash of colour, Winter 10/11. I’m fairly new to flickr and it’s possible that no one will join in. No matter. I’m going to post photos on there and if the fenland gloom gets to me, I’ll be hopping over to flickr and cheering myself up.
So, winter, how d’you like them crabapples? I expect winter will remain impassive but the rest of us might feel a little better.
Finally, I just wanted to thank you so much for visiting over here and to apologise for not visitng blogs very much at the moment - I have lots of commissions, which is wonderful, but it squeezes my spare time a bit. I hope to be able to blog again properly soon.