So, this month’s colour project is drawing to a close. It’s been fabulously uplifting and an excellent antidote to grey skies. Ironically we haven’t had too many - it’s been rather sunny and bright here in the East of the UK, but this project is about storing up a pot of colour to draw on later, in darkest winter.
Miss P’s bonfire night glow stick
I’ve been thinking about the effectiveness of looking at colourful images as an alternative to the prolonged periods of sunshine that will be lacking in the winter. I had a quick look on the interwebs and most pages mention it as an alternative therapy, involving decorating your home in specific calming and uplifting colours. Google Scholar did not show any academic references for the use of colourful images to lift mood. So, there doesn’t seem to be any concerted research to prove its effectiveness (if you do know of any could you let me know?). This project can be our research though - do let me know if seeking out colour or looking at it on the flickr pool has made you feel less wintry.
This is my final image for November’s Splash of Colour:
It’s not terribly bright or striking is it? It’s the subject that’s key. It’s a picture of winter wheat that was sowed a month or two ago. It will grow very very slowly and at times remain practically dormant over the next three months or so. In March it will start to grow away ready for next year’s wheat harvest. The thought of it growing in this field only a few hundred yards from my house is lovely. There it is - summer in waiting. It’s a heartening thought.
Huge thanks again for joining in and commenting. I’ll be posting colour again at the beginning of December.