Friday, October 11, 2013
Scenes from (a Colorful) Life
This week's color is blue, of course, which is probably my all-time favorite color. I never met a shade of blue I didn't like.
Oh, if you're wondering what that thing is in the first photo, it's an old police phone box. You still see them around DC sometimes. They haven't actually been used as emergency call boxes in a long time. In 2000, the city started a program to refurbish the abandoned boxes, and some neighborhoods commissioned artists to paint the insides (you can read about the program here if you're interested). And if you want to know what they used to look like when in service, here's an old photo.
What are you guys up to this weekend? We've had a rainy week, and it shows no sign of letting up for the weekend, so I'm guessing we'll probably be spending a lot of time indoors. We still have projects to finish around the house, and I really need to finish items for the shop too, so maybe that's not such a bad thing.
But on the other hand, I might want to get out of the house, projects be damned, if for no other reason than to get warm for a bit. We are trying not to turn the heat on until November, but as I type this I'm wearing two sweaters, two pairs of socks, sweat pants, a knit hat, and a permi-blanket, which is basically just a blanket I refuse to take off. The lure of warm coffee shops and book stores is hard to ignore on cold, rainy days. I know someone out there knows what I'm talking about. :)