It’s that time of year when Mother Nature and the Calendar are at odds with each other in our part of the globe. Yesterday there was the slightest hint of Spring. Sun, birds singing, and slightest of mild breezes. But mild breeze gathered strength and brought with it a System as the meteorologists call it. Not at all descriptive of the inches upon inches of slush that are accumulating today.
The Calendar declares that Easter is imminent. With winter urns frozen solidly into place but the home otherwise long since de-Christmased, what’s a stylish girl to do?
Well, she looks to the seasonal display at the local Big Grocery Store for some inspiration. Sponge Bob Square Pants chocolates and Dora baskets didn’t really do it for me. But this little white ceramic rabbit was calling my name. I set him on the mantel beside the then-empty lantern for a few days to see if he felt at home.
Eventually some lime green accents starting keeping him company. Decorative vine balls, mums, a wreath.
Now we’re getting somewhere. A Transitional mantel. Still the lantern and candles from Winter but a touch of green and my little White Rabbit for Spring optimism. Are you watching, Mother Nature?
An ironic thing happened when I went to the bookcase to find some colour-themed books to add to the display. I love the juxtaposition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit with the volume of Frost poetry. Sorry for the pun on your name Robert. But doesn’t this just say it all?
I leave you with a little bit of Robert Frost verse:
See that Mother Nature? We can make our own optimism and inspiration.