When Karma challenged us to find photos of a color we are drawn to I was stumped. I love all color. Sure a lot of my clothes are blue and green. And gray and brown. And black. But I don’t think I have a favorite color; I’ve always struggled with that question.
To compound the problem I like to go out and find new photos for Karma’s photo hunts. And my world here in Michigan is pretty much brown. Which is better than white. But still.
Yep, the world here is brown. And beige.
And so I thought I’d do the piece about green. I like green well enough. There are so many shades of green, and it’s a color that brings such hope for those of us in the north after long winters. I wasn’t quite satisfied with that decision, but was starting to look around for some new green photos when I saw this:
I saw it out of the corner of my eye as I was on my way to a bright green soccer field I had seen Friday night. And suddenly I knew. The color that attracts me most as we inch our way out of a long, cold, and endless winter… is red. Bright red. The color of spunk, of confidence, of joy.
So I switched gears and began to notice the red all around. It’s everywhere, little bits of warmth, of the promise of summer. Some of it is tucked away…
…some of it is in your face bold.
Some red I found at our local nursery….
…and some I found last weekend on a trip over to Lake Michigan.
Joyful red is everywhere. I just had to spend a little bit of time to notice.