Winter here in Nebraska can be cold and dreary. Through the end of December, I have the holidays to keep me distracted, but after January 1... let's just say it's never been my favorite time of year. I've often said I'd be happy if I could just fast forward through January and February. And most of March.
Given the new respect I have for life, I don't want to fast forward through any time I could possibly spend with friends and family. So no more of that whiny talk! Now that I have my attitude adjusted, I just have to figure out how to make peace with the next few weeks of winter. I don't like the cold, but I don't think it's the temperature that gets me the most. I think it's the overall lack of color! See that photo up there? That's my yard yesterday. Shades of gray.
Well, okay then. If that's what I have to work with:
Hmmm... it needs something, doesn't it. So I'm going to pretend one of the elusive neighborhood cardinals has decided to visit my yard and add a bit of red to the mix:
Now that's better! I'm calling it my Cardinal in the Snow palette. The whites and grays make a really pretty neutral palette to make the red pop.
While I was trying to photograph this bracelet, my grandson decided my lap looked inviting.
If there's anything that will take my mind off of dreary weather, it's this little guy. And my beads! So bring it on, Winter. I'm ready for you!