In Full Bloom

In my neck of the woods spring was a long time coming. A long time. But all of a sudden this week the trees decided to wake up and put on a show. Flowering trees are my favorite in the springtime, and the showier the better. My all-time favorite, though, is the dogwood tree. There are five of them planted in front of one of the schools I drive by every day and they are spectacular. And it’s about time.

It brought to mind this lovely poem by Tony Hoagland entitled “Color of the Sky”. And since the words really do say it all, the last few lines are what I will leave you with today.

 

A little dogwood tree is losing its mind;

overflowing with blossomfoam,

like a sudsy mug of beer;

like a bride ripping off her clothes,

dropping snow white petals to the ground in clouds,

so Nature’s wastefulness seems quietly obscene.

It’s been doing that all week:

making beauty,

and throwing it away,

and making more.

(Tony Hoagland, “A Color of the Sky” from What Narcissism Means to Me. Copyright © 2003 by Tony Hoagland.  Full text available here).

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Hair flower: PD Hair Lily – White

Top 2: jane.femme.lace cami.bl turquoise

Top 1: AA-Button Up Shirt Teal Print

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Deep Turquoise (ML)

Hair: TRUTH< Karen – night

Skin: LAQ ~ Susan 03 [Peach] Glow skin

Pants: Lestat Reuven-Lauren Casual  Pants

Poses: Everglow, Lauria

52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Periwinkle

Periwinkle is one of those soft young colors that abounds in springtime. Since spring is the season of renewal, it seemed a good time to try some new offerings from the fashion world. I am wearing the new Alicia skin from Apple Spice. It is a very pale skin so I am wearing it with a tan layer tattoo, but it is gorgeous in its full anti-UV-ray version as well! I love how this skin manages to be smooth and youthful but still have some subtle definition. My top is from Ivey Deschanel at Sn@tch. As always, when I have color challenge issues, Ivey usually has just what I need. To set off the periwinkle I am wearing a new necklace from Lisanna Lauria.

One thing I notice is that designers lately are spreading their love all around—for example, Apple Spice has not only skins but also poses and clothing. Same goes for many others—Lisanna seems to always have something new in the works. I think I am liking this trend!  And happily, spring still has a way to go before it’s over so I look forward to a lot more newness!

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Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Blue (ML)

Top: :::Sn@tch Tapestry Tank (Blue):::

Necklace: [Lauria] Double Boheme necklace

Skin: Apple Spice – Alicia1 – LnSt

Hair: Maitreya Green – Pecan

Pants: =DeLa*= Jeans “Stacy” Capri Navy

Background flowers from Free Your Nature

4 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Periwinkle

  1. Mayala Loon

    love the whole ambience in your pics … sweet 😉

  2. Laila Laperriere

    Eliza..this is a total different look for you. I love to see a change in skins for our blogs.
    Beautiful pix!

  3. Anichka Savira

    Very pretty, I love the top and the location of your shot is great. Lovely pic.

  4. Laura18 Streeter

    Aw what a cool place! You did a great job with the photo and outfit!
    ♥Laura♥