Life in Colour: orange

Six Word Saturday 10.23.21

Life in Colour: orange

#PastSquares: flower & bright

While out for a walk in Redondo Beach, we came upon this lovely sight sporting a gate, two doors (one very hidden on the house), and a gorgeous garden. The husband of the couple who owns it was outside working and turned out to be someone our daughter and son-in-law knew. The couple had lived in this house for many years and had obviously put in a lot of work. But what a magical place!

Thursday Doors 10.21.21

What’s not to like about a bee going about its bee buzziness? This is from “my” park in Illinois which must look beautifully fall-like now.

Life in Colour: orange

#PastSquares: flowers

We don’t get lots of falling leaves in autumn colors here but we do have some lovely orange flowers, even when upside down. 🙂 This beauty is formally known as Caesalpinia pulcherrima , a member of the pea family, and more familiarly as Pride of Barbados, Barbados Flowerfence, Peacock Flower, Mexican Bird of Paradise, Dwarf Flamboyan, Caesalpinia, and Dwarf Poinciana.

“Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness. Orange vibration foods are: oranges, tangerines, apricots, mangoes, peaches and carrots.”
~Tae Yun Kim, The First Element: Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy

Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow. ~Wassily Kandinsky

Life in Colour: orange

We didn’t stay in the Hotel de Coronado, but we had a grand time walking around outside and admiring the grounds as well as the stately building itself. Palm trees are iconically California (and Arizona), but they do a lot of shedding and take a great deal of work, work you have to pay someone else to do. I’ll stick with just admiring them on someone else’s property. 🙂

Past Squares: trees

One Word Sunday 10.17.21

PastSquares: Time (of the year)

I found the answer to Patti’s challenge of finding street art during a recent visit to Redondo Beach, California. This isn’t your street art by well-known artists, but rather the sort you find as you walk around the shops and businesses in a neighborhood.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso

That’s the test of street art – to see if anybody stopped. People would cross out ones they didn’t like and would star others. I liked that people would engage with them. Jenny Holzer

Speak softly but carry a big can of paint. ~Banksy

(Sorry about the railing, but I wouldn’t get the entire picture if I was on the other side of the railing.)

Six Word Saturday 10.16.21

Past Squares: Up & Lines

Life in Colour: orange

If Linda Ronstadt is right and “Love is a Rose”, walking along Manhattan Beach provides plenty opportunities to be loved! This rose has just enough orange for this month’s Life in Colour challenge.

Past Squares: flower

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