Pop of color

blogIMG_8591 (2)This week as winter shows itself one more time before giving it up for springtime, it seems appropriate to share my version of Developing Your Eye Day 9’s photography theme – “pop of color.”

The vista outside my window is devoid of color today as snow still covers the earth. Shades of black, brown, and gray punctuate the horizon around my home.

But soon – very soon we hope – color will pop up everywhere we look and the glorious season of rebirth, Spring, will arrive.

But until then, this photo I shot one summer late afternoon when a lovely butterfly deviated from its usual hang-out on our large butterfly bush and landed on the floor of our backyard deck will provide just that pop of color we need.

Color makes us smile especially after a steady diet of the dormancy of winter. Color rejuvenates us and makes us want to crawl out of our cold season of hibernation and burst forth into sunshine and warmer temperatures.

Color is one of God’s lovely creations. And I, for one, am most thankful for it.

“Colors are the smiles of nature.” ~Leigh Hunt

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  1. I was just thinking this morning that it might be time for a trip to the Butterfly Conservatory (we have one in the city where my son and daughter-in-law and granddaughter live) for a pre-spring burst of colour (and wings – lots and lots and lots of wings). Your post confirmed for me that its exactly what I need to get over the winter blahs! I can’t wait for the butterflies to return to my garden but in the meantime I’ll get my ‘fix’ wherever I can! Beautiful shot.

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    • You know, I’ve never been to a Butterfly Conservatory but oh, I think it would be a wonderful experience, especially in the middle of the winter blahs! We do have a conservatory and botanical gardens in our city and one year in the middle of a very snowy, long winter, hubby and I visited when they had an orchid display just to partake of some vivid color. I even blogged about it: https://mamasemptynest.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/color-my-world-please/

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      • We have two Butterfly Conservatories in southern Ontario. I’ve been to both and its an amazing experience. You’re surrounded by the most amazing display of free flying creatures (in a tropical setting!) If you’re really fortunate, one will land on you (that has happened to me – I was mesmerized by the sensation of the butterfly’s tiny little feet crawling across my hand!) Where I used to live we had a botanic garden a couple of miles away and I would always attend the orchid show every March (as well as occasionally hang out in the greenhouse there). I have several orchids in my house – they’re like flowering butterflies!

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