Neutral by Nature
November 11, 2011
As the landscape shows, November is a very good moth for PS Neutral Black/White/Gray. Storm Mountain is appropriately named, as the clouds gather around its craggy surface where snow snuggles in for the winter.
Clouds of varying shades of gray tone down the landscape, as the pure white snow does its best to heightens the contrast of dark and light. As Kim responded in an email exchange about the neutrals of her landscape, this lack of contrast gets old quite quickly.
It takes every ounce of zen I can muster to get myself through the darkest days of winter, especially if the sky stays gray for long periods of time. But, let's not thing about that for now. Let's hope there are blue skies ahead, even if the landscape is mostly white.
Right now, those neutrals look soothing and peaceful; beautiful in a quiet way. But I totally get how "old" those neutrals become. Really fast, actually. Keep those bright, colorful yarns at hand, Margene, to add a POP to the dreary days to come.
Posted by: Kym | November 11, 2011 at 05:27 AM
That pumpkin yarn complements your current scenery, yet is so very colorful. It's hard to keep the sunshine in your heart when everything around is grey. We're having the in-betweens. It's 29 right now, but the sun is shining. I'll take it. Have a wonderful weekend, dearheart!!
Posted by: CindyCindy | November 11, 2011 at 06:03 AM
I had no sooner commented about how dreary it was here with all the leaves down, than we make a trip to Green Bay where all the bright yellow maples still had their leaves. How bright and pretty that was. But I get tired of the grey, brown, white decor pretty fast, too. Hang in there!
Posted by: Ann in the UP | November 11, 2011 at 07:22 AM
Wonderful neutrals! I think I miss the light and warmth of the sun more than the color in the landscape. Knitting with bright yarn is a good idea, as well as spending time with out most colorful, fun friends.
Posted by: Birdsong | November 11, 2011 at 07:31 AM
I agree with Birdsong -- it's the light and warmth I miss in nature most of all during winter, but mostly the light. I love the seasons and that there's always something to look forward to. I can color my own world! Happy weekend, friends!!
Posted by: Vicki | November 11, 2011 at 08:31 AM
Wow -is that top photo the one you took out the car window? It came out fabulous - I love it! It really captured what it looked like.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | November 11, 2011 at 09:12 AM
Your photos look lovely to me and not depressing at all. Just concentrate on positive things and bright yarns and the winter will be gone before you know it,,,
Posted by: Rachel | November 11, 2011 at 09:24 AM
It's grey and dark but your photos are beautiful.
Posted by: Carole | November 11, 2011 at 09:31 AM
I love that copper kanji in the last picture!
Posted by: Chris | November 11, 2011 at 09:43 AM
Outside my classroom window is a small maple in full color. I am savoring it! Your shots are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.
Posted by: jill | November 11, 2011 at 12:46 PM
Such beautiful photos. Thank you, my friend.
Without the pale gray winter days, we would never realize just how amazing the bright colorful spring and summer days are.
Posted by: Cookie | November 11, 2011 at 03:54 PM
I embrace even the summer hots and humids. I look past the weather, and remember that I am here and kicking.
Posted by: Laurie | November 13, 2011 at 07:35 PM
That first picture in the post really is remarkable. Very atmospheric.
Posted by: Hillary | November 14, 2011 at 02:09 PM
These pictures bring quiet and calm to me. Thank you, Margene. xo
Posted by: Sarah | November 16, 2011 at 03:26 AM