When I stopped at the grocery today I saw that tulips were on sale for $2.99 a bunch, so I chose two gorgeous pink bunches to bring home with me. It reminded me of a book I had when I was little, Big Bird Brings Spring to Sesame Street. In it, Big Bird buys a pretty bouquet for himself, but he ends up giving a flower to everyone along Sesame Street. By the time he gets back to his nest his bouquet is pretty much gone, but he looks back down the street and sees flowers everywhere he looks. I've been a little blah for the past few days what with it being freezing, bloody cold and snowy, so the tulips felt like a little breath of spring. They made me smile while I was braving the gusts out to my car.
(Sorry about the sad picture quality - my camera broke, so I'm relying on the cell phone pictures for now. Hopefully the camera situation will be remedied sooner rather than later)
The dreary winter days really make me crave color. With that in mind, my best friend Amy and I painted my (itty-bitty) new kitchen green last weekend. When I say "green" I don't mean green-that-could-almost-be-neutral. I went for out and out green on this one. It's not subtle. But I love it, and it reminds me of spring every time I walk in my door.
I will post better pictures once I shanghai someone's proper camera instead of trying to use my cell phone's "camera". The ugly light will likely be going away sometime soonish, and the kitchen looks especially crowded in this pic because the stove and fridge are pulled out from the walls so I could paint behind them, but the kitchen is only about 5 feet wide by 7 or so feet, so it really is as cozy as it looks.
The color is Olympic Grassy Meadow, in case you're wishing your kitchen was GREEN, too.