It is "Springtime in the Rockies", and here in Colorado not much is blooming yet. But, check out the color of that sky when the sun was coming up this morning. We awoke with new snow on the ground and glorious sunshine.
The only thing blooming in our yard is our pear tree. It is hard to tell the white puffy blossoms from the snow!
The only green in the yard is from the willow tree. But, I think, Mother Nature is telling us Spring is on the way.
A friend and I went out this morning in the sun and snow to do a little junk hunting, and look what I found. See that name at the bottom of this tin candy box - yes it says, "Salmagundi". I didn't buy it even though I really wanted to. It seemed a little pricey; but after I got home, I couldn't stand it and had to go back to get it.
I did a little research first on the picture thinking that it was from the Art Nouveau period and had the look of the artist, Mucha. And it is from a picture entitled, "Zodiac le Plume" by Alphonse Mucha.
In checking out the Whitman Candy Company, I discovered that in 1924 they introduced a special line of art boxes, including Salmagundi. They state that they considered it an exotic Art Nouveau design from the mysterious east. I'm not sure Mucha ever worked in the east, but the woman depicted is rather mysterious.