I don’t think we miss colour in winter quite as much as people used to because they were more limited without artificial dyes and the like, e.g. I wear a bright yellow anorak in winter (I want to be seen on the road!). There are plastic toys and boxes etc. in our house. We can buy flowers and fruits all year round. There is tv and outside there are large billboards, often in glaring colours. Winter is not as grey as it used to be.
But then the first trees start blooming in soft pinks and whites, the first crocusses appear, and dandelions, specks of yellow and blue and then all of a sudden the riot of tulips start and looking at them one realises: I have been missing colour in my life.
On sunny days, there are almost more people than flowers in this botanical garden.
Friday Fun: Colours