Thursday, March 26, 2009
An evening or two ago, I glanced out the window as I was preparing dinner and realized that my favorite dusk light had returned. Oh, how I missed it all winter long! During this golden glow is when I love to grab my camera. Every photo looks incredible at this special moment, and it's fleeting so you have to be quick. Chopping onions could wait! I grabbed my new gorgeous eggs from a friend (Kate) and ran outside. As I arranged them in the bowl on my old white picnic table I had an epiphany. Well, before the epiphany, I called for everyone to come outside (it wasn't that warm, mind you) and admire these stunning eggs all aglow. They humored me for a moment and then ran back in to the warmth of the wood stove. I stayed shivering and beaming at the colors that have inspired my life for so long. My revelation wasn't that new to me, just a deepening. I choose these very colors over and over again because they bring me peace and a sense of calm... they are nature's palette: browns, creams, pale greens: all neutrals. I choose them because they nourish me. Color has such a powerful impact on how we feel. I think the last two weeks of reading Elsita's new blog, The Hidden Seed, has brought a heightened awareness to the color choices I make. Definitely go check it out if you haven't already.
We are all so unique... I'd love to hear what colors or palettes inspire and nurture you.
*Ameraucana hens lay the most amazing pale blue-green eggs!