Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rose-Colored Glasses

At the grocery store yesterday, I bought myself a new pair of sunglasses-- tinted with red and yellow rather than the standard gray-green. To my surprise, when I put them on, I found that I was moving through a highly defined, color saturated, Maxfield Parrish sort of fall scenery.

Although I was already a little impaired, due to the cold and the cold medicine, these wonderful glasses were like stepping out of Kansas into The Emerald City of Oz.

Above is what I would see with the naked eye; below is the view through my magical glasses.

Looking at the world through rose-colored glasses works like an amazing, affordable, non-chemical anti-depressant. So, the color peak of fall foliage isn't quite here yet -- with these glasses it is! And the sky -- washed out blue goes to cobalt in an instant.

I spent a lot of time yesterday, pulling my glasses off and putting them back on to witness the magical transformation.

Talk about your cheap thrills.
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Tammy said...

Hmmm.. I think you are having way too much fun with that cold medicine and your new rose colored glasses! :-) I must say though it is amazing how 'techincolor' they make everything. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Carol Murdock said...

Aren't those things wonderful?I bought mine by accident because they fit over my glasses. I put them on and went WOW!Guess what I've Got?

Susan M. Bell said...

Yep, gonna head out and look for a pair to go over my glasses as well. Nice way to lift your mood...all those colors. And obviously they make an inexpensive color filter for your camera as well. :-)

Vicki Lane said...

True confessions time -- I didn't use the glasses as a filter with the camera -- instead, on my PICASA program (which is a free download for used to organize pictures) I went to the special effects section and played with the color saturation button to get the same effect.

Susan M. Bell said...

Ah....smart alec eh? Still, something interesting to try. HMMM.