April 26, 2015

d.c. coat


Yesterday, while walking the dog through the nearby woods, all tiny leaves and tender green, I've noticed someone had decorated several trees with bright yellow flowers. Some were stuck into little knotholes, others tied to branches. Actually, it wasn't a big deal. Not a loud or screaming for attention thing, but something delicate and incredibly charming. And it reminded me, once again, it is the little things that make a difference. When you are having a rough time, when days seem not to move forward or feel especially exhausting, do something little that makes you smile. And if you'll do it more often, it might just add up and it will make you smile. Therefor, I'll put on my yellow coat (or rather, I'll imagine a yellow coat) and will dance the Blues.


Coat is the theme of this week's drawing challenge, which is hosted by the incredible Patrice A.. Feel very welcome, to visit her Blog and find the links to the other participants over there too.




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24 comments:

  1. what a nice gesture those yellow flowers
    and yes, you are right, it's the little things that make the difference
    so today, when it was a bit 'rough' i did put on my new trench coat
    and walked for almost an hour
    along the water and the vegetable gardens
    inhaling the scent of flowering trees and plants
    i do feel better now
    also because of your yellow coat with wings!

    thanks for joining!
    xxx

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    1. this makes me even more curious to see you in your new trench coat. and yes, I had the same experience on saturday. things were tricky and that walk just gave me a good dose of fresh energy and a smile on my face. btw., since saturday I am looking out for a yellow coat. I definitely need one :) xx

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  2. goodness, yes; it is the little things, absolutely. and that yellow is begging for big attention. wouldn't it be awesome to walk in a bright yellow coat? i think people'd turn heads! n♥

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    1. for many years, I have blieved that yellow does no good for me. until, I did buy a bright yellow blouse. it is the favourite piece of my wardrobe now and yes, people talk to me about it constantly. nd as much as myself, they seem to love it as well! xx a.

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  3. People would turn heads, liebe Annton, and it brighten up the mind! It works! Thank you for this walk in the woods with sunny surprise.
    xo Ariane.

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    1. you're most welcome! I just had to share this walk somehow, because it made me smile so much. have a good week, dear ariane. xo a.

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  4. So true, Annton. Little surprises bring us oodles of joy.
    Yellow sunshine smack dab in a tree trunk. I want a coat like yours with wings!
    xo Carole

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    1. one of our neighbors, an american artist, he is wearing yellow. always. entirely. never another color. at first I've thought, this is crazy. but after watching him pass by my window daily, I actually believe, it makes him really, really happy. xx

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  5. very true. and what a nice thing to discover!

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    1. yes, it made me smile big time. by the end of the walk, I saw a girl carrying a big bunch of those yellow flowers. actually, I was close to calling after her and giving her a hug. I didn't, of course ;-)

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  6. so true what you say and those tiny yellow flowers up the tree would definitely lift my mood as well as a nice yellow coat on a grey day like today.
    Thanks for your nice comment
    barbara bee

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    1. dear barbara, you're most welcome. and you did safe my day, with your quote this morning!

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  7. ha yes i see what you mean Annton, but it looks very fine to me and not disturbing at all.
    yellow gave you wings and a coat:)
    little things , yes, and what a lovely surprise on your walk, glad you took a photo.
    and by the way, i noticed another little thing in the photo, down below on the tree trunk, i see a little tiger, it looks like its roaring ;) yes little things, xx

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    1. no, not distrubing at all. simply lovely! I did find the tiger as well ;-) thank you for the hint. xx

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  8. That is so sweet! On a nearby walk, someone decorates a small Christmas tree every winter. It's lovely to walk by and see happy little red baubles. Lifts everyone's spirit. Harmless fun. :D

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    1. I love gestures like this. so, so much!

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  9. Wonderful gesture!
    There's a blog, made to list some of the many little things we should appreciate: http://justlittlethings.net/

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    1. oh, thank you for pointing out to that little, lovely blog on the little things. it just made my day!

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  10. Thank you for this. It reminds me to the Story of the yellow ribbons on the old oak tree. Yes, the Little things make the difference.
    All the best to you. Lucia

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    1. dear lucia, what story about the oak tree is this? I would love to hear it! greetings from sunny, but cold berlin.

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    2. i believe this is the song/story that Lucia was mentioning:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWn1Oj2V7Xw

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    3. sadly it doesn't play in Germany :(

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  11. yes, the little things can make us smile and change a mood swiftly.
    it is good to remember this.
    your art is entirely charming. Sorry it took me so long to come see your DC on coat. Lovely weekend to you.

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    1. thank you, dear tammie. have a wonderful week!

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