Well of course I LOVE the sunshine (sans humidity). That's a given. Waking up to a sunshiney morning with birdsong and the prospect of the entire day ahead of me fills me with joy.
But ya know sometimes a gal likes some broodiness. Perhaps a little coolness and dull atmosphere to face. So rather than making you get up and go, darker days make you consider, reconsider or take time out, go slow (you know the days you just want to cosy up in bed), go for long romantic walks on abandoned beaches, be serene, be contemplative.
And the colour that most speaks to me and gives me that sense of quiet, romance and contemplation is GREY. Pale greys, muddy greys, French greys, gloomy greys, deep, dark black greys. Yummy.
I should also mention I love it as a gorgeous colour/neutral for interiors. Here are some of my favourites........
An abandoned train station on the estate of Corrour Shooting Lodge in the highlands of Scotland.
The view over Loch Ossian (Corrour Estate)
The grey background frames this already gorgeous bouquet beautifully.
An antique vase adorned with the loveliest green fruit spilling out and over. Arranged by the fabulous Christian Tortu.
Old champion winner cups showing their age.
Persephone book covers.
Though I believe they no longer publish their books in this pale soft grey and cream (sigh...)
BTW...I loved this story.
Oooh, this is what I love about fall and winter.
I think this is beautifully styled. Suzy Hoodless designed the interior to the Corrour Shooting Lodge.
I would love to have this fire/oven in my kitchen. Wouldn't you ?
Love the shades of grey in both of the above photos. Cool and contemporary.
Elegant contemporary interior...another Suzy Hoodless.
And one of my favourite photographs by Cecil Beaton. Model in a Balmain dress with Gladiolas nearby.