Ok, I'm usually not much of a complainer, but I admit I am truly sick of all this dank, cold, dreary weather.
(Actually, I enjoy a gloomy,
rainy, stormy day ONCE in a while.
Read about THAT HERE )
I DO live in the South.
We are NOT supposed to have
days and weeks of endless wintry gloom.
It's kind of getting to me!
I am in dire need of some
bright, lilting SUNSHINE.
I need to bake a little,
and I don't mean cookies and cakes.
I need warm, caressing bright YELLOW SUNSHINE.
Oh to be swinging against a beautiful cloudless sky in a warm SUNSHINE bath!
Well, spring and the real deal SUNSHINE are hopefully on the way......
Until then, I can add a big dose of SUNSHINE to the landscape with bright, cheerful, optimistic YELLOW.
I have really always had a thing for YELLOW. My very first bedroom was YELLOW
when I was a child.
My bedroom now is a
custom blended YELLOW.
When I was in high school,
my mother painted our house what some would call a garish YELLOW.
( I won't mention the double letter abbreviation that many
compared the exact YELLOW to.
I think you can guess.).
At the same time, My first car, a 1976 Camaro, was screaming YELLOW!
And yes, I was often screaming
down the road, I admit.
I realized this morning that I've got to have some YELLOW,
bursting, happy, sunshiny YELLOW.
I got out of my YELLOW bed
and went to my YELLOW bathroom
and bathed in my YELLOW tub
and put on my well-defined lip in YELLOW
and of course my bold eye in YELLOW.
I usually don't have nails and toes that match,
but I needed MORE YELLOW.
I slipped into a nubby YELLOW sweater, perfect for another blustery day.
I bounded, as my mother told me just this morning, down my YELLOW stairs (Yes, that happy YELLOW was already kicking in!)
into my YELLOW accented kitchen
(Or maybe I should go for totally YELLOW!)
for one of my favorite breakfasts,
(Yes, I love the gooey YELLOW centers.)
and YELLOW raspberries.
While I was in the kitchen,
I whipped up a batch of LEMON curd
and some homemade LIMONcello,
|You have inspired me Martha Jane Howell!|
because this afternoon I'm going to enjoy sipping the LIMONcello
and nibbling the LEMON curd tartlettes while I sit in my YELLOW chair
Or on my YELLOW sofa
|Young Girl With a Yellow Sofa|
|Mary Douglas Drysdale uses lots of luscious YELLOW.|
in my YELLOW living room
|I adore Barry Dixon!|
He masterfully uses YELLOW accents here that really burst.
wearing my funky YELLOW heels
These definitely get attention!
I am not sure I could walk in them though,
but I do want them.
and reading that poignant tragedy
"The Great Gatsby" again.
Lots of YELLOW imagery you know?
(Stay tuned for a future post about
my Great Gatsby confession)
I'll probably daydream a bit,
wishing for my own great
one where my love would send me flowers.
Of course if he really knew
what makes my heart sing
they would be roses,
my favorite .......
or maybe something even more significant.
Yes, I need some SUNSHINE.
I thought you might too ......
Happy Valentine's Day!
The SUN is coming soon!
The SUN is coming soon!
|Aren't you ready for SUNSHINE and patio weather?|
I dedicate this post to my baby sister Ellen,
with the always beautiful silky and still naturally YELLOW hair.
My grandmother Nanny always
called Ellen her "SUNSHINE".
Who is YOUR SUNSHINE?
Photo credits: Pinterest, House Beautiful, Veranda, NONE of these are my photos (a first)