I’m cranky today. Snow on either side of our driveway is piled about crotch-high, the remains of numerous snowfalls since the beginning of the year. This winter in the Twin Cities has already been one of the snowiest of all time. Yet the weather service predicts two FEET more snow during the next three days.

I’ve lived in Minnesota all my life so this is not terribly surprising. But by this time in February I CRAVE COLOR! So to avoid sharing my crabbiness, and in the hope that you could use some color too–even those of you in warmer climates–I will fill this post with bright hues instead of more words. Not nature photos because they make me even more cranky right now, but random acts of gaudy art.