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vanilla ice cream

When it comes to color, things aren’t always what they seem to be. Take vanilla ice cream. We think of it as white, because that’s what color it is when it comes out of the machine at the hamburger place. But genuine ice cream made with real vanilla beans is a lovely pale beige, with tiny dots of brown vanilla goodness.

How does color effect your food choices?

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A Silent Moment for Japan

Pray for Japan

NASA Satellite Image of Japan Captured March 11, 2011

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you."  A. A. Milne  (Winnie the Pooh)

Not Quite Snow White

Birches in their Winter White

The beautiful and delicate white bark of a birch tree is one of nature’s many visual treats. It’s not only delightful in it’s own natural way, but also one of those rustic images that have stamped themselves on our subconscious.

It’s hard not to look at a view of birch trees in the snow, and not think of things like warm wood fires, sleigh bells, and log cabins.

What kinds of memories and emotions do you see in birch bark?

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White as Snow

Snow White Collection

Is there anything more pure and beautiful than an untouched blanket of fresh snow? There’s something so soothing about looking out over a field or yard that has yet to be marked by the footprints of chilly travelers. And it’s also very exciting to drop down and make the first snow angel!

What do you love most about the whiteness of snow?

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Pure White Beauty

Forgotten Land Prince Art Doll by Elze

Forgotten Land Prince Art Doll
by Elze

When you see something that is a perfect, clean white, do you have the urge to cover it with color?  Do you look at plain apartment walls and imagine brushing on the paint?  Does fresh paper make your fingers itch for markers and pencils?  Or perhaps you view a beautiful white sculpture and feel that it is perfect just the way it is.

According to some personality analyses, people who like the color white tend to prefer it over all other colors.  Perhaps this is because white is really all of them at once, and there’s no need to choose a second favorite.

How do you like your spectrum – all in one beam or in a fan of color?

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