Saturday, January 5, 2008

the rainbow connection

Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast.
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) poet and abolitionist

yesterday was such a deliciously colorful day

the sky which greeted me as I pulled back the curtains yesterday morning.

a short while later lavender and pink traveled into realms of yellow and orange with the rising sun

late morning the sky was a lovely slate grey. on my walk to the post office I always pass this blue house. when I encounter these boldly painted homes in northern climes I find myself transported to sunkissed lands.

f & I wrapped up the day on a green note by attending the first film in a month-long marathon of muppet music and magic at the cleveland museum of art. during january the museum will be hosting nine days of muppet madness.

someday we'll find it the rainbow connection the lovers, the dreamers, and me....all of us under it's spell....

kermit picture courtesy of google images; jim and muppet image 'borrowed' from the cma promotional materials


mzjohansen said...

WOW ! Do you have snow and ice !! It looks wonderful ! We just have rain & high winds right now in our lowlands. I tried to reply to your nice notes but I get bounces from blogger. I'll try to fix those items you mentioned (thanks for telling me!)this evening .

Reya Mellicker said...

The pictures are exquisite! Winter, just like all the other seasons, is so beautiful. Love the blue house, too.

Color is powerful - healing. In Tibetan medicine the treatment for depression is this: you walk to a very high pass in the mountains, lay down and gaze into the blue sky all day. Those Tibetans really got it, the power of color.

Happy new year!

Colette Amelia said...

How come we are so afraid of colour? White or beige inside our homes and beige, brown, green, brown, beige green outside? I love the colours that you see in the warmer climates and I think there is no reason not to throw them on here in the northern.

Great the icicles

Unknown said...

Kermit always feels like such an old friend.
Nice to see you photos. Very nice.

Unknown said...

Wow! Brilliant pictures - love the colours. I've taken to wearing the colours as linked to the days of the week - I find colour so powerful and so healing too.

LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

My Cleveland coworkers were telling me about it being a gray and brown Christmas there. I should show them your photos. It certainly looks a lot more colorful and cheery than gray, rainy California over the past 48 hours!

Salty Miss Jill said...

Those are the colors that make living in the norther north (almost) worth it. :)Gorgeous!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

marie - the snow and ice is quickly receding with the 'january thaw' in full swing. tomorrow they are saying it will be up in the high 50s (f) and rain so after that I expect all the snow will be gone.

reya love your statement "those tibetans really got it" ;)

ca & ekim - icicles do one captures them like you guys! kermie is the best. very little white and beige inside my house!

av - I want to learn about what color is linked to each day!

jt - we have plenty of gray & brown about - but there's plenty of other color lurking about - sometimes there's plenty of comfort found in those soft hues. all in the mind.

sj- ;)

The Blue Elephant said...

Love the blue house in the snow. Have always been fond of the Stephen Crane short story, THE BLUE HOTEL. I will want to try your buttermilk pie recipe.

WAT said...


I love Kermit and The Muppets in general too! As a matter of fact, I now have a Kermit doll sitting a bit over my head at my cubicle at work.

Hmmm...there's an idea. Posting pics of my cubicle sometime soon.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

be - I missed that crane story, but if you are fond of it, I will have to check it out. I should reacquaint myself with crane - it's been a long time.

wat - I love the idea and look forward to seeing pics of your cubical! I have a deep connection to kermit - glad he's watching over - or is it watching out - for you at work!