Saturday, January 28, 2012

finding some color in Winter

a red and polka-dotted  little visitor on my yellow primrose

rainbow cake made by Amanda

some  rainbow M and M's on my brownies

pink flowers on my counter

and some pink sprinkles there too!

getting ready for the colors of February!
{thank you Doreen @ Fancy That!}

I love these quotes about color written by Georgia O'Keeffe.
{American artist}
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for."
"So I said to myself, I'll paint what I see-what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to look at it-I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers."
In the heart of winter, it's lovely to bring home some colors of the rainbow!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


This is a post that is very dear to me for I need some COLOR IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW! Oh, I am happy and well, but overwhelmed with grading! HOW ARE YOU DEAR ONE? Oh, the rainbow of love that abounds!!! BE WELL! Anita

Diana said...

Yes it is a great idea Maria. Just the night before last I went through all of my garden photos (there's a lot) and it was so calming and beautiful. On the other hand it made me a bit anxious for spring, but winter is a good time to plan for all of the new colors and beauty soon to come! Love Di ♥

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Good Saturday morning, dearest Maria. I like your cheery rainbow post a lot. Amanda's cake is awesome! Wish I was that handy too :) Do you know the song by Vicky Brown, look for me in Rainbows? It's a beautiful one.
Fresh green is popping up in my garden and we are forecast with a whole week of frost. Must take good care of the young ones coming out too early :)
Have a wonderful weekend, Maria!
Your sugar pearls are darling! The colors of February.. I like that <3

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear friend,

I LOVE YOUR PHILOSOPHY of a first impression. It is so true. I am sitting here, seeing great progress in some, and very little effort in others. I have told them that they will get back in a grade in conjunction with what they give me. WOOOO are my eyes tired! THANK YOU for coming with YOUR sunshine to visit me. I am worried because someone had told me that they cannot enter my site because of a virus warning that pops up! I see you had no trouble, or did you???

LOVE and GRACE to you my precious friend AND colleague! Anita

francis said...

Maria ....I send you a picture of Eva with the bib you made in an email . I do not know if it worked for the picture was/is on my phone ...
Hope it reaches yoy !
Love your rainbowcolours !

Cathy said...

Such beautiful colors on a dreary rainy Saturday. Makes me want to go find some beautiful colors in my world and take some pictures.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling friend, I am so grateful that you told me about this virus attack as well! So far, you and two other dear friends came to tell me that they are able to get into my blog....AND YOU ALREADY HAVE ROBINS IN YOUR YARD? Wow, this is an extremely early SEASON of wonder????

Oh I am almost done with my grading but then on Monday, I have to average out 52 childrens' spelling scores...about 20 scores EACH CHILD! Ahhhhh, what was I NOT THINKING last week!?

MY SINCEREST WISHES to you dear friend for a fine day of listening to our feathered friends. Anita

It's me said...

I love colors too......have a nice weekend from

Barb said...

Your post is so colorful, Maria - love your little ladybug visitor. In the white of winter it nice to think vivid thoughts. Hope school is going well for you.

Martina said...

Happy weekend Maria! Yes, color is a life-energy and i need it - especcially now!

Linda said...

I do love colors Maria, and pink is my very favorite.
Always so lovely to stop here for a visit. Have a blessed weekend.

Becky said...

Hi Maria!Thanks for the visit.Your post is lovely, colorful and tempting too,lol.

Have a lovely sunday ahead!Blessings!

Wanda said...

Lovely colors and shades of pink, Maria.

After Christmas, I enjoyed the splashes of red so much, I kept some in the kitchen. Red flowers in a white vase, red candles, towels, and now some hearts for Feb.

I even put red and white in the Bathroom...I'm on a roll...haha.

koralee said...

your world is lovely my sweet friend...I have always wanted to make a rainbow cake!!! One day...I was even thinking a rainbow ice cream cake??? Hmmmmm..we will see!
Thank you for your sweet visits and lovely comments..what would I do without you?
your well wishes worked! I am feeling so much to you for a restful Sunday. xoxoxo

Unknown said...

I love colour in winter, especially a rainbow of colours!

Nancy said...

How wonderful to open your post and find all the color....just what I need.....Isn't it wonderful that we have valentines during the always brightens up the winter month...

My daughter in love makes rainbow cakes and they always make me smile.....

Thanks for dropping by for a visit and your sweet comment...

Regina said...

Hi Maria. These are wonderful!

Happy SWF. Enjoy your weekend.


Cathie said...

beautiful colours Maria, especially love those sprinkles.
happy day to you ♥

Sue said...

The rainbow cake looks like such a treat! How fun is that??