Oranges add colour to a dreary winter day

Sheri Peterson

For the Saanich News

It can be hard to feel uplifted with all the dark grey rainy days we have been having.

January can be a long month so I have to look for small snippets of happiness and joy throughout my day when the grey clouds just won’t part. It can be anything from seeing someone walking their dog in the rain because dogs are always happy on a walk. Seeing bright fresh flowers greet me and the front of the grocery store is always a bonus or hearing a happy song on the radio.

Yesterday between rain showers, I was visiting the Root Cellar on McKenzie where I love to see the bright bins of fruits and veggies. Outside was a big bin of oranges from California with the leaves still attached. For a quick moment, I was in a sunny orange grove smelling the sweetness of trees. I instantly forgot about the rain outside and the mundane chore of grocery shopping.

Orange is a colour of optimism and happiness. When it’s seen with green, the colour of nature and growth, one cannot help but feel optimistic. Nature is a perfect balance and soon the greyness of winter will be balanced with the newness of spring.

Sheri Peterson is a Saanich-based interior designer with over 20 years of experience working with residential, commercial and hospitality clients. Find out more at www.sheripinteriordesign.com.

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