Santa Fe can be kind of bleak in winter, no not bleak, um, dismal, nah, um, monochromatic, yeah that's it. There are the evergreens which are well ever green, big skies, usually blue, deep crazy intense blues. Clouds that pick up crazy color from the sunset and the sunrise. But there is outside of these instances very little in hue differentiation. Bare trees, adobe adobe adobe, I believe that it is law here that one's home can only be of three shades of an earthy color.
Last winter I freaked, I thought that I would lose my mind, much of my palette is derived through natural color. But over the summer this place comes alive, and on our property here we have some amazingly beautiful blooms. I am still working from that inspiration.
I dream of spring.