Sunday, February 19, 2006

Burst of color


The world outside my window is cold and dark. The streetlight casts a dim cone of light over a snowy landscape. Back inside, as the electronic thermostat gradually brings the house temperature down to its energy-saving nighttime low, I snuggle inside my giant red-hooded sweatshirt in a vain search for warmth.

I thought a little color might brighten our collective mood. Did it?

28 comments:

Killired said...

YES! it def helped to see this pretty, bright, cheerful color! thanks! it's so blah and cold here... 9 out now with wind chill of 1 degree...

-E said...

It's a great picture of a flower and some brightness is always appreciated. Where I live might not be cold to many, but two days ago it was more than 50 degrees warmer so the drastic change has me freezing. At least it is cold enough that things are icey, so I am not too wimpy am I?

Here via Michele

chelle said...

Works for me!!! Not that I really can complain...Not as cold here as it is there!! brrrr!
chelle

YellowRose said...

BEEEEEautiful!!!! As you know, I love flowers, thanks for cheering up my night! It's a cold, wet night here...maybe ice too....eek!

Stopping by via Michele's!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

It barely brightened mine - but only because my mood was already just about as bright as could be.

Valerie said...

Beautiful picture! I wanted to thank you for always having such nice things to say on my blog. You are a great person. Thanks for the prayers.

Viamarie said...

Very well taken. From where I live, weather is warm ( 31 degrees Celsius). Wish I could share some of it with you.

Hope you enjoy your Sunday.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

That definitely brightens things up. Its sunny but very cold in my part of the world today.

Here on my own this time :)

Shelli said...

Thank you, Carmi! That was absolutely lovely!

Heidi said...

It's nice to see some yellow..How many more days till spring? wind chill -20's today. brrrrrrrrr...

Im Chele In [dot] LA said...

aaaaaah great image..
perfect shot as usuall
great timing..
it even rained here in southern cali yesterday...

Electric Short said...

I feel the cold on my couch.......brr

Yaeli said...

Yellow is such a happy colour!!! That reminds me... I should buy some sun flowers tomorrow... maybe they'll make me feel a bit better.
It's a bit warm here at the moment. Would you like me to send some of our heat to you?

Michele sent me.

Suzanne said...

yes. It's like a big sunshine!!

Pearl said...

Absolutely. Flowers are very welcome. Winter will end here eventually. Others are having summer. :-)

Have a good rest of weekend.

Here from Michele's.

Yaeli said...

I'll pop the heat in some packing boxes and ship it to you. :o)
Michele sent me back again.

Chas Ravndal said...

One word: Beautiful!

mar said...

Wonderful! we had -2ÂșC and snowflakes yesterday at the French Alps (at 1,200m), got home at sea level with 17ÂșC some 9 hours later... Michele sent me this time!

Denny Shane said...

hey carmi! just popped on over to visit and thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog this morning!

All are welcomed!

vicki said...

Absolutely! These yellow spider mums are just the thing. It is so cold that every picture I took yesterday had a bluish cast- including the one of the swans frozen in the lake. Thinking Spring...thanks

Lisa said...

Great picture...reminds me that spring will be here soon enough!

Sandy said...

Bless you, yes it did.

Lisa said...

It sure did!!! Lovely picture.

Malinda777 said...

Love this photo. I can pretend it's the yellow "rose" of Texas:)

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The Torch Singer said...

Hi Carmi,

Michele sent me...
yes, the flower did brighten up my day...

Although I do have to say that I am in Maine this weekend and although it is BITTERLY COLD....The sun is shining brightly and the ocean is a beautiful blue........

Shane said...

nothing like a little golden sunshine in the form of a blossom.

Kat said...

That was the perfect color flower to post a picture of.

Im chele in [dot] LA said...

back again from the other Michele's.
and I am always glad I come...