Monday, January 18, 2010

Winter Blahs

I have to tell ya, I've had my fill of the frigid temps, and the dismal skies and blustery days. Enough. And I know in a few months time, when the humidity is as sticky as maple syrup, I'll be wishing for cool breezes and shorter days and the warmth of a toasty fireplace. But for now, all I want is to witness the onset of spring and don't these rooms just exude that fresh, crisp aesthetic. All blue skies, yellow daffodils, and the verdant green of life awakening after a long winter's sleep.
{images via: 1. Houzz, 3. 4. 5. A Life's Design}
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Living It At Home said...

I can definately "feel" spring when looking at these images. Need it bad here....I too am tired of frigid temps and being locked up inside. Can't wait to throw open a window or leave my sliding glass doors open to hear the birds and enjoy the fresh spring air! xxjamilyn

susie q said...

I love each and every image and have already been furiously downloading them! Mmmm... spring!

Raina Cox said...

Mmmm...loving that last image. Thoughtful color combination.

Denver just had a week of sunny 50 degree temps. Boy, if that doesn't whet the ole whistle for spring.

Jane Flanagan said...

I hear you! I don't mind the temperature so much... but why does winter need to be such a murky shade of brown!?

mb said...

I don't feel the winter blahs at all while looking at your photos.
I love them all.
Thanks for the shot in the arm.

ticklishfromadistance said...

I actually have the dog art in that image. It looks EXACTLY, and I mean spitting image, like our dog. It is now his family portrait....and the only art of a family member that I own!!!!!

vintage simple said...

I hear ya. But I hate humidity more than I hate the cold... ;)

(As always, I love the photos you put together for us.)


erin@designcrisis said...

Love the top photo!

I think it's going to be in the 70s this week in Austin. Exciting, but please oh please don't let "spring" in Texas be over yet!

my favorite and my best said...

yes, yes and yes.
today was nice though..

The Cottage Cheese said...

My chest hurts I love the bones of that home in pic #2 so much! I like the decor as well, but those white wood ceilings and walls, windows, and towering white fireplace have my heart all a-flutter. Love your blog, always inspiring!

Sarah Klassen said...

That yellow chair is beyond fun!
How cheery :)

Splendid Willow said...

I hear you... I live in Seattle so I know a lot about gray and dismal!!! (Although I think gray is part of my Swedish DNA and I quite love it here. Call me crazy!). But any images with lovely art and natural light make my heart race. Splendid, girlie! Happy week, Mon!

PS~Erin said...

We're getting a break today... Supposed to be in the 70s?!

I just love that dog silhouette on the bright background. So cool.

Rachel said...

I'm so with you on this!
Luckily, here it's around 70 for the high all week. Woo-hoo!!! It's so nice.
But, I have to remind myself that it's NOT "spring" yet, and that we very well could (and will) get another cold snap down here before it starts to really warm up in March/April.
So, this week is kind of like a tease. Boo.