Sunday, March 6, 2011

Light and Color on a Cozy Indoor Day

It's cloudy and threatening snow outside, and I'm staying indoors, pretending we have a warm stove radiating heat, drinking coffee mixed with cocoa. This one corner of our little house usually looks fairly uncluttered, and sometimes the plants even get a bit of light. Not today. The upper shelves are stacked with various books, mostly geology or travel related, though not entirely. Titles I can read from here include A Garden of Bristlecones, Blue HighwaysAlaska: Saga of a Bold LandTopo! for Nevada, and Nevada Off the Beaten Path. I recommend all these books, though I can't comment about the Topo! program, as I haven't used it.

I'd say that it's probably cabin fever that's keeping me indoors, but that's not right: surely cabin fever would send me outside despite the dreary weather. It must be something else.
Over near the front door, a door used only to retrieve mail, the plants look bright and cheery, even as if the sun were shining through the clouds, but their color has as much to do with the camera setting as anything else.
Um, maybe it's time for more coffee.

6 comments:

Callan Bentley said...

It's an indoor day here too -- pouring rain outside. I think the area is supposed to get something like 2 inches before the day is done. Great day for hanging out inside and interacting with the magic box (the Internet).

Silver Fox said...

It still hasn't snowed, it's just dull dull dull. I'm supposed to be doing the taxes. Urg.

Dana Hunter said...

Oh, gawds. Taxes. Urgh. I'm so sorry!

Hasn't made up its mind here. Patchy sun through very dark, threatening clouds. It's been doing interesting things with the colors on my print of Yoshitaka Amano's Sandman. Combined with the head cold and sleep deprivation, it's kinda fascinating.

And now, back to trying to string together sentences that make sense rather than just posting a lot of pictures with the word "Pretty!" underneath...

Silver Fox said...

Maybe "pretty" would work. Pretty rock, nice waves, super falls, lovely clouds...

reynardo said...

Definitely coffee. And chocolate. And a good book, then grab the knitting while you throw on that DVD you've been meaning to get around to.

Nothing wrong with making good use of the opportunity :-)

Silver Fox said...

reynardo, I haven't done the knitting thing recently, but certainly that would be appropriate -- and now, for a snowed-in day! :)