As January creeps to an end, many of us are growing weary of early morning car-scraping and donning seven layers just to get the mail. The winter grays (i.e. wanting to bury yourself in a pile of blankets until spring) are settling in. And yet, somewhere in the twitter world, somebody recently wrote that our dear state is shaped like a mitten just to remind us how much fun Michigan is during this oh-so-chilly season. Perfect timing for this fabulous notion!
This week, I would like to give you a challenge. Pull on those mittens, Michiganders! Emerge from your blanket cocoon and brush away the grays. In fact, I want you to take a moment to notice how very not-gray West Michigan winters are. When you go outside to take part in your favorite snow-bound activity, whether it be cross-country skiing, downhill racing, tobogganing, snowshoeing or simply building a snowman (snow sport ideas), stop and ask yourself what colors you're actually seeing. Typically, clouds aren't really white and gray; they're purple, yellow, and blue. Is winter water gray or does it have reflecting golds and orange?
Below are three images I took over the weekend paired with colors pulled from the photograph. Look at the rainbow we have!