Travel Theme: Contrast

Ailsa got my brain a-working on this one. I had several ideas and everywhere I looked I though about contrasts or almost-contrasts. I’m not real good at black and white thinking – I am always muddling around in shades of grey. But you have to admit that there is contrast in this photo of early morning light.

Dawn - Before Color Awakens

Dawn – Before Color Awakens

On the other hand, we can contrast the trees against the sky outside my Florida window with the scene outside my Michigan window. Can you guess which is which?

Early Buds in Spring

Early Buds in Spring

These two pictures may reflect a contrast in weather. Two weeks ago when it was in the high 60’s I complained (just a little) about how cold it was. Today it was in the low 60’s and I was bubbling excitement about how warm it had gotten (it was in the 20’s two days ago). Maybe that isn’t a contrast in weather, but a contrast in my perspective or maybe my attitude. Or is it a contrast in latitude? That cold weather gave me an attitude adjustment – or maybe just an attitude that adjusted with the warmer weather. Latitude also adjusts my attitude.

Another contrast is in my daffodils. Just a few days ago the daffodils in my front bed looked like this –

daffodils 009

They popped out and then survived gale-force winds, freezing cold, and snow. No wonder people in the northern climes sing their praises.

Sunshine From a Bulb

Sunshine From a Bulb

There are lots of beds of daffodils planted in our parks so I think I’ll see what my lens can capture tomorrow – unless it snows again. Although snow on daffodils is a nice contrast, too.

Ailsa has some nice contrast of tulips, so check her out. You can also join in the fun there.

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    • For me, my point of view can change from day to day as the weather changes. I don’t do well with grey skies – and I have so many people say they don’t either. Thanks for the very nice comment – great start to my day. πŸ™‚

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  1. “Maybe that isn’t a contrast in weather, but a contrast in my perspective or maybe my attitude. Or is it a contrast in latitude? That cold weather gave me an attitude adjustment – or maybe just an attitude that adjusted with the warmer weather. Latitude also adjusts my attitude.”

    I have been in Melbourne for the last 7 weeks getting pretty frustrated with job hunting. I got to Tasmania today and saw that you had liked my post. These words totally capture how I feel! Latitude certainly has adjusted my attitude. Amazing timing! Keep an eye out for a pingback when I manage to blog πŸ˜‰

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    • What a wonderful comment to start my day a few time zones after you. Thank you so much, Jane. And I hope the job hunt gets “brighter” and you get some “hot” leads. Pleasant weather makes the unpleasant parts of life easier to deal with.

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    • I hope you have the voice to sing it. When I sing people tense up. πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting and bringing a smile to my fact this morning.

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