January is often thought of as a gloomy month. Certainly not a colourful one. It’s been so dark that some mornings I open the curtains and it barely makes a difference. The skies have been grey, and combined with drizzle and the fog of London, it can look pretty bleak outside.
On Sunday’s, no matter what the weather is doing I’ll always try to get out for a long walk to see what’s happening in my local neighbourhood of Dulwich and in nature with the changing seasons.
This Sunday was no exception, although I did take my camera along with me, with the goal to seek out some colourful things to photograph. I headed towards Dulwich Village and the first thing I spotted was this padlock. I have no idea why someone decided to paint it orange, but it certainly popped out against the black railings.I then stumbled across this florist in Dulwich Village which had a bright selection of flowers outside, I can’t believe that the daffodils are out already! I took a few outfit photo’s for my Instagram while I was there. If you don’t already follow me on there, please feel free! My new coat is from H&M was was only £25 in the sale incase you are wondering!After a stroll through Dulwich Village we headed into Dulwich Park. This is one of my favourite local parks (I also love Peckham Rye) and I noticed this shrub with it’s amazing bright red and orange branches. I’m thinking of getting one of these for the roof terrace, the colour is incredible. Next we headed into East Dulwich and Franklin’s green grocers to pick up some organic apples from Kent which tasted amazing. They’ve got all their fruit and veg on display outside and it tastes as good as it looks. East Dulwich has got a brilliant variety of street art, and I love the way this house has been painted. It certainly brightens up the place even on a grey January day like this one. Finally we headed to Brick House Cafe to warm up and grab a coffee and a slice of cake. The Neon sign on the shop next door really stood out so I couldn’t resist snapping that too!I really enjoyed this little tour around our local area and by making a conscious effort to seek out some colour I saw so many things I wouldn’t have usually paid much attention to, which really brightened up the day!
I’d definitely recommend giving it a go next time you are out and about – and if you snap anything colourful and inspiring I’d love to see it so please feel free to tag me in your pictures!
This post was sponsored by Panasonic, you can check out their Lumix GH5S camera which is perfect for shooting in low light conditions in the video below!