I'm over my whining spell about the time change and now I'm working on adding color to my grey surroundings.
I started out my colorful journey at the plant nursery where I bought some bright plants and flowers that can handle the winter chill.
I snapped this picture of the ornamental cabbage after bringing it home and setting it on my front porch where the afternoon sun was bringing out its colors.
Below is the same plant on this cloudy day (first large plant on the left).
It's funny how the sunshine affects the color, isn't it?
I think sunshine has the same effect on me...it just brings out my color.
|ornamental cabbage, kale, and pansies|
I surrounded the cabbages and kale with many, many pansies.
Pansies always make me think of children's happy smiling faces.
I still have this brave, lone, little bud on my front yard rosebush.
I found this picture in a store yesterday while out and about in town.
It's very large and took the saleslady and me quite a while to squeeze/wedge it into the backseat of my car after my purchase.
It took even longer to get it out once I got home, even though I had help from my son!
Sweet hubby hung it over the living room couch last night and I think it carries on the Color My World theme quite well.
And last, but not least, I went through some of my many pounds of cotton scraps with ideas of making some colorful throw pillows for the couch.
Below are pictures for happy-scrappy throw pillows I found on Cluckclucksew.com.
(The links below the pictures will take you to the tutorials.)
Well, I should be cleaning house.
I may go out in my backyard and walk around barefoot instead.
The day has started out warm with just a little peek of sunshine here and there but
thunderstorms are expected later today and then cooler weather behind that.