Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Reframing a Grey Day

My friend Dana (who's an amazing artist, by the way) once told me that it's only on a grey day that we notice the full vibrance of the greenery around us.  I think of that idea a lot when I'm driving around on rainy or cloudy days, and it's amazing how I suddenly start seeing the lush leaves, grass, and bushes all around me--color and beauty that would've likely gone unnoticed if it hadn't been for a sweet friend pointing it out to me.  I thought of that idea on this day, when Flannery and I were walking to our little neighborhood park between rain showers.  Isn't our street so lovely on such a grey day?

It's amazing how a little reframing made a rainy & even gloomy day into a fresh and gorgeous one.


What "grey" thought have you reframed that boosted your happiness? 


  1. Winter at the beach....cold, quiet, lonely. I love it.

  2. I have definitely noticed that in pictures - the colors are always amazingly bright. I always like to try to wear bright colors on grey days and tease that I'm trying to bring the sun back out from hiding.