This past week I did something that I do every year, but paid closer attention to the details. I took a stroll through my hometown, Saratoga Springs, when the spring flowers and buds were in full bloom. My goal was to focus on the blossoms and nothing else. Well, maybe traffic signals too. To my surprise, and delight, I was not only treated to the beauty May brings, I also received a dose of color therapy. Come take a walk with me and I'll show you what I mean.
|I started on upper Broadway and walked into town.|
Green, nature's color, is believed to relieve stress and help heal.
|A bouquet of blossoms just for you.|
White, a symbol of purity and cleanliness.
|Sunshine in a daffodil.|
Yellow is associated with joy, happiness, intellect and energy.
|Pansies preparing to spread their glory. The orange peepers|
will certainly add fun and flamboyancy to the group.
|This red pansy will add passion and a thirst for action|
to the flower patch.
|This pink magnolia blossom added some romance to my walk.|
|Theses purple blossoms ignited my creative energy|
|Brown, the color of earth, provided me with a sense|
of stability and wholesomeness.
|I caught a bee hard at work. Can't wait to taste the honey.|
|And, of course, dependable and trustworthy, blue|
accompanied me for the entire walk. Yes, we can
always count on the sky to be there.
So, during a simple walk through town, the colors I saw had the power to leave me feeling calm, cleansed, energetic, happy, passionate, creative, romantic, wholesome and trustful. Try to package that in a pill. Nature really does have it all. I'm glad I took the time to notice.
What's your favorite color? How does it make you feel?
KICK BACK SONG OF THE WEEK:
Summer Breeze from The Element Series. This video is ten minutes long, but the flowers, music and color will calm you within a minute. Beautiful!
KICK BACK BOOK OF THE WEEK:
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.The descriptions in this book about a girl who is abandoned on a ship traveling from England to Australia, engage the reader from the beginning. The girl is rescued by the dockmaster and is raised as part of his family. When she discovers this secret at the age of 21, she begins a search to discover her true heredity. I was mesmerized by this story when I read it a few years ago. Morton also spices this novel with original fairy tales that you'll find yourself reading again and again. Kate Morton tells you more about The Forgotten Garden: