Friday, December 9, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Colour

The challenge is to write for 5 minutes. Non-stop. Just write. Don't worry about it. Just write.Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

The topic today is: Colour

Ready. . . . Set . . . Go


The sun shimmers as it hits the choppy waves. The water is inviting, refreshing, and just plain beautiful. It's the summer season here, but winter somewhere else. Ours is reflected in the bright blue sky, the lush green grass, the bright pink rose, the vibrant yellow sun and the oozy brown mud. Theirs is reflected in white, the blanket which covers everything in its wake - snow. White is foreign to us. Ever. We never see the blank canvas which is winter white.

Life moves in seasons too. Sunny summers - bright and fresh and hot. Icy winters - cold and hard and lonely. Brilliant Autumns - bold and brazen and beautiful. Subtle springs - hopeful and new and exciting.

Some see winter white every year. Some for many months of the year. But for us it is a picture book fantasy only. It is a delicate beauty which is never brought into our lives here. A dream for many to experience at this time of year but also a stumbling block to noticing the colours surrounding us here. I look out my window and see the emerald green leaves, growing prolifically. The bold yellow, orange and bronze sunset stills me in amazement. The flowers are in every colour of the rainbow. But do I notice or do I wish for that which is far off? Do I notice the beauty around me today? It's beautiful here today - not in black and white but in full colour!


I'm joining the 5 Minute Friday fun today at Gypsy Mama.


  1. Thank you for the reminder to look at the beauty in this day, to take it in while I can.

  2. Beautiful! And challenging - such beauty surrounds us yet gratefulness in the here and the now can so often be challenging. Thank you for the poetic reminder of this :) xxx