Monday, March 08, 2010

This is What Gets Us Through the Gray


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. . .that, and going outside no matter what the light and sky. Yesterday lizziviggi commented on the sunny day photo ". . . I really like this photo-- the line of grey bridge, the line of grey kayak, the line of grey sidewalk. But best of all, it's not on a grey day!" We grab it when it happens! But in the gray months we look for color. This colorful flower stand (The Flower Lady) is tucked onto the sidewalk in the Eastlake neighborhood on my normal route from Capitol Hill to points north and west of Lake Union. Every time I pass I take in an eyeful of floral and rainbow umbrella color. Now the daffodils, hyacinths and primroses are blooming in my garden, so I'm getting a little dose of color right at home, too. Rains returned last night after a weekend of pure blue skies.

11 comments:

Marta said...

the bright colours, the light, the bycicle... It'd also put a smile on my face if I was walking there. Charming :)

notaphotographerbutiplayoneontv said...

This charming, and I love the colors.

Lily Hydrangea said...

What a great scene & oh so true!
getting outside no matter what the weather is a wonderful remedy.

brattcat said...

An excellent image, indeed, and as nourishing for the spirit as chicken soup is for the body.

Los Angeles Suburbia said...

What a lovely capture of colors and contrasts...and so filled with mood.

Bob Crowe said...

Sidewalk flower vendors are a hallmark of a refined city. They are so common in Europe. We found them on almost every other corner in the nice neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. And, of course, in Seattle. But not, um, here.

Paula said...

Love this, such beautiful light and color.

lewi14 said...

What a colourful shot. It's very exciting because we have a lot of snow here in Stuttgart. It's kinda monochrome here...

Bibi said...

Oh, how refreshing. I am sooo tired of gray I could scream. Our flowers, both on the stands and in yards and parks, are not out yet....

Louis la Vache said...

In his visits to Seattle over the years, «Louis» has noted colorful spots like this missing in many other cities he's visited.

Maya said...

Ooooh, pretty pretty!