Monday, January 23, 2012


Color startled me, all day, after a week of monotone white. Heaps of snow here and there remain all over the city. And the sun shone. I felt like a mole, blinking, above ground after a long winter's hibernation.

I restocked the pantry.
I got the car serviced.
I ordered new (chartreuse!) placemats to brighten things up a bit around here.
I went to the hardware store and bought a snow shovel, and supplies for making a longhouse - ahem - for Abbott to use in making a longhouse.
I vacuumed and did a load of laundry.

It feels like things are just about back to normal around here, and that makes me just a little bit sad.


Tracy said...

The floor. Reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

KPiep said...

There is always a point in the late spring where my color palette switches to cheerful spring colors....I always think it happens just when I need it most.

Laura said...

I know what you mean about monotonous white! Our winters are so white with grey trees and blue and grey skies that you'd think the monochromatic would be pretty (it is!), but by March it's just ick. Colour and sun make all the difference!

Conny said...

The only reason I know what a longhouse is because "we" just finished our Native American project wigwam last week. What tickles me is that our boys working on similar projects in different states: yours in Washington, and mine in California.

First-time commenter here, but felt I had to pipe in. Cheers ~ Conny

Karin said...

Lovely shot. Makes me want to sit down with a friend, have a tea and chat for hours :)

noreen said...

it sounds like you got some good things done. do you get much snow up there? in cincinnati, we're still waiting! i agree about shocks of color in the winter - they are surprising! happy tuesday!

Francesca said...

We haven't got any snow so far this year - and I must confess, I don't miss it (though I did miss our winter trip to the Alps).