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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