|Snow on the Dogwood|
|Christmas Ornaments from Denmark|
|Snow on the Mountain Ash|
|Snow on Something|
In Mary Queen of Scots' time, it was appropriate to choose a white dress whilst mourning the deaths of family. I think today maybe in Japan too.
But elsewhere in the Western World black was the color of mourning until around the 1950's.
In general terms, in the past mostly , black was bad, evil, associated with witches casting wicked spells using black magic; the Black Death, Black Friday ( when riots take place, or the stock market falls), Blackshirts, Pirates' flags, Goth and Punk clothing, bad cow boys' hats, blackmail, depression, the black sheep in the family, and so on. Mystery is associated with things such as the Black Box.
However there are good connotations too. Black clothes are used to look smart, as when playing classical music in a concert hall, or attending official dinners; or to convey authority, for Hasidic Jews; Judges, Lawyers, Ministers of religion ( however, Bishops wear white for purity?) ; black belts are worn in Judo, Tae Kwon Do ( if you wear a white belt you are a novice as also in nuns' surplices) ; and for English Football Referees' and policemen's uniforms.
In Fashion however, black dresses are said to be "stylish, sexy, elegant, and powerful". So you choose. Today, I chose white, for the photos all have snow on them from early December. Not now. Not here. But in 2008 in Armstrong!