Graytful

11 05 2016

Okay, what kind of practical joker would replace May with three weeks of November???

Complaining about the weather won’t change it, so I decided to stomp – er stroll – around my gardens in search of an antidote to the dull pewter mist that’s parked over my neighborhood and my attitude. As low and thick as the clouds are, surely there must be a silver lining somewhere.

Although I am still not sold on its pallor, one thing’s for sure about a sunless, shadowless, “flatmosphere” – my Nikon loves it. These are my silver linings from this afternoon,  a few of my garden lovelies whose moodier more soulful versions might just be even more beautiful than their more familiar sun-amplified standard ones.

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geranium ‘Stephanie’

 

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geranium phaeum ‘Samobar’

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tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’

Even when the sun comes out – and please, let that be soon – I will see these plants, who are often outshone in the riotous party of a sunny day, with a new appreciation. When the sky is crystal blue and the sun is warm, it is easy to get lost in the whole of the day’s beauty. When it’s not so obviously lovely, when we have to look a little harder for it, we may discover beauty we’ve been missing. Be grateful for the gray; there are always silver linings.  Always.

 

 

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4 responses

11 05 2016
MARIA ETTEL

THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE PRODUCT OF YOUR LOVE AND THE MIST!! AHHH!
IN OREGON, ON THE COAST, DAYS LIKE THESE ON TOWARD HURRICANES, ARE CALLED, “LIQUID SUNSHINE”.
YOUR DAYS ARE ON THE WAY,.

LOVE FROM MY HEART–MARIA XO XO XO XO.

11 05 2016
scorchedeyebrowstudio

So good to hear your lovely words of encouragement, Dear Maria.

12 05 2016
lin

Absolutely! xx

13 05 2016
Lois Quigley

Always a silver-lining somewhere! I agree.

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