Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Need that burst of color

Surrounded by 96 crayons, my daughter begins her masterpiece every morning. Focused on her rainbow design, she lines up her crayons very methodically before she begins. This sometime dictator acts democratically as she gives each color its turn to add something to her picture. Like me, she is a fan of anything colorful.

Rainy and dark, this morning doesn't offer much color for me to enjoy. I can't wait for the bold, vibrant spring to start designing its own rainbow of colors for all of us to appreciate. Isn't it great how nature gives us this much needed mood boost? Our streets will be bustling with activity again. I like how the nicer weather gives me the chance to catch up with my neighbors after living behind closed doors for so long. Those hermit days are almost over :) Life will be richer in so many ways.

I have to start planning my first garden. My little artist can help me pick out a colorful palette of flowers. She has an eye for color :)

10 comments:

Joanne said...

We plant a zinnia patch right outside the kitchen window. We use the 36 inch high plants, so by midsummer, right into fall, beautiful colorful flowers are right outside the window when I'm cooking, doing dishes. Monarch butterflies, hummingbirds and the yellow finch all visit, and I believe we've got just about all 96 crayola colors in that rainbow of a flower garden!

CDB said...

This was so visual.. so .. colorful! It was dark and dreary here this morning as well. You must be East Coast!

T Rex Mom said...

Thanks, as always, for the most excellent description. I feel like I'm almost there with you. I can so relate to not seeing the neighbors during the winter months. Last week we received an e-mail from our next door neighbor with the subject: Everything okay over there? This was because it's been so cold we just don't go outside except to leave our house and then we drive out of the garage. Thankfully spring is around the corner!

Kelly said...

you write everyday happenings so eloquently! what a lovely post to help remind us that spring IS comeing and hopefully SOON! lots of rain here today too! i'm just glad it's not snow!

Jenners said...

I know what you mean ... we had some nice weather the other day and the whole neighborhood was out and about! We saw neighbors we haven't seen all winter and the kids just picked up and started playing like someone had pressed a pause button or something!

And have fun with the garden. I did a perennial garden a few years back and it has just been a joy to see it change all season long.

And I just want to tell you that I think you are a great writer ... I always enjoy coming over and seeing what wise things you have to say.

Sabrina said...

I have always loved color....rainbows are my favorite...

The Write Girl said...

Hey Septembermom,

Have no fear. Sunny, spring days will soon arrive. Then, you and your daughter can go out and play. P.S., is that a photo of your flowers in your blog banner? Beautiful. I have a Coleus plant growing in my office. The mama plant has produced five baby ones. It's a jungle in the office. Well take care.

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

I have missed you lately - been sick. Glad I stopped by to enjoy your beautiful writing.

I love how our children can remind us to look with new eyes.

Teri said...

Our week of spectacular weather is making me really want to dig into that garden already. Aaaah, spring!

Beth Kephart said...

Oh, your first garden.

You'll never ever be able to stop.