I don’t know what it’s like right now where you live, but here in Minnesota we’re in the throes of a deep freeze. Just how cold, you ask? Let’s put it this way: the Moderna® folks would be smart to consider leasing my front stoop as a backup vaccine storage facility. And that’s before the wind chill factor that will make this weekend’s overnight lows feel like -50° F, the perfect conditions for a snow day if it weren’t occurring on a weekend.
So maybe frigid is a better word.
It’s also very white outside, as it should be during a Midwestern winter. And though I’m not yet sick of my hibernal milieu (that will come later—check back with me in a month or so), my mind has started to turn ever so slightly toward spring. Last year, one method I used to cope with the winter doldrums was to write a post about gardening. This year, though, as travel withdrawal has me wistfully perusing my travel photo archives, I’ve realized that while I don’t travel to see flowers, per se, lots of them have made their way onto my camera during our journeys. So as my need for colors other than winter’s holy trinity—wintry white, steely gray, and cerulean blue—grows stronger, I thought I’d share the rainbow of living color I’ve stumbled upon on my travels. Consider it therapy for the winter blahs.
Ahhh . . . I feel better already. Don’t you?