Red & Yellow & Pink & Green …

Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue … now I can sing a rainbow too!  Ahh, I long for color in my world again!

Do you ever just want to get in a vehicle and go someplace else? Someplace with lots of night sky, amazing vistas, colorful landscape and beauty? I am in that mood right now. As spring teases, with warm days and tiny green shoots of life popping out of brown landscape, I am ready for more. So ready!Tulip painted on garage in Lafayette, CO

To get more, I have to travel to it for the time being. Shall I go south to the colorful adobe houses and find relief in the art of Santa Fe, New Mexico or do I head to the west and breathe in the red dust from the ancient rocks in Arches National Park, Utah? Or do I bide my time and wait a month and hop on a plane for a destination a bit further away?

If I wait, I can focus on the earth and work to help bring my garden and flowers back to life. Removing the leaves from last year’s trees, collecting piles of pine cones, cutting back old growth and sitting patiently to watch…

Spring is a restless sort of time for me. I think because in Colorado spring is never when we want it. The state gets most of it’s snow in March and April. And often, we get really big storms in May too. No matter how ready I may be for spring if Mother Nature wants to add that last blanket of white on my world, I have to step back and let her have her way.

When I was a kid, I longed for Christmas. The anticipation was part of the charm. I’ve lost that longing for Christmas, but boy oh boy I sure am counting down the days to spring!

I wish you could join me here and we could welcome it together!


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