Color in the landscape
As I post this message, we have a wind chill of -40C, and I look outside through my front window. The landscape is devoid of color with the wonderful exception of Colorado blue & green spruce contrasting with the white snow.
To me, the contrast has a similar effect upon the psyche...although not as dramatic...as, say a fire in a glass window woodstove while sitting in a room in complete darkness...or walking under a fresh chartreuse canopy of trembling aspen in the spring...or driving past a canola field in bloom in early summer when everything else is green.
What makes a landscape appeal to you? How do you incorporate contrast in your gardening if you do think it has value? Do you have any photos to share?
As a contrast to the conditions outside, I've included a photo that illustrates a landscape without too much color...but to my eye is very effective.