This time of year, the equivalent of the end of January in the Northern Hemisphere, is drab and dreary in the Nova Friburgo area. The weather has been cold and wet, and now that the sun is shining it has been very dry. Our tropical forest is in between blooming cycles, no flowering trees and the pines that surround the house are loosing their dry, brown needles. Downtown the stores still have winter drab in their windows; browns, grays, and dark greens. Yuck! No new summer dresses in bright cheerful colors, no shoes to match.
My adjustment period, after returning from summer time in Houston and Adrian, is being hampered by all this drabness. In Houston the storefronts were blinding in their colors. Shoes and shirts, dresses and household things, all in bright oranges and blues, greens and red, and displayed in groups of contrasting and complimentary colors. All intended to catch your eyes, and help open your wallet…..
Oh how I am missing the shopping, the colors but mostly missing the family.
And finally, from Nova Friburgo I spotted some complementary colors.