red: a late season hummingbird came out to play in the sunny sunday fuschia.
orange: the one lone zinnia that is finally blooming (watercolor filtered in photoshop)
yellow: one family picnic over from ours, under a glowing yellow tree, last weekend when we celebrated a pancake’s second birthday.
green: green-eyed lady lisa
green eyed boy bart
and cousin bob (presumably also green eyed? didn’t get a close enough look.)
blue: that thing up there which hasn’t been seen for a few days of rain, but emerged to enable my self care photography session on sunday.
gray: zipping up my son into the seal costume, including blubber layer, during my science friday lesson on seals and sea lions.
without rain, you cannot have rainbows!
that analogy fits me right now. i recently felt like i was in a minor funk, one that lasted long enough to move the needle on my concern-o-meter to “time to act”. it’s all good, and the green smoothies and tea i’ve been drinking (in place of the coffee i am reducing my intake of) are hitting the spot. iron and calcium and vitamin d supplements feel like they are helping. also, the return of the rainy season brings the return of the hot bath to my regular self care routine. this has consistently been one of the most potent self-care rituals on my post-it note list of “things that are fun for me” which i was assigned to make by my first therapist, who knew me at my lowest of lows, when i had to struggle hard to remember what it was i liked or what made me feel good. i still have that list, and i still carry a serious wariness of ever going back to that low low place, so i don’t mess around when the feeling of funk surfaces for me. i crank the self care routines into high gear, and already, a few days in, i feel a shift, a softening. it’s not the specifics on the list, i don’t think, it’s the intention.
i hope you are making rainbows out of your rainy season, too.
a splash of color on monday morning
a photo study documenting the colors of the spectrum: the balance points between light reflected and light absorbed