Posts Tagged ‘Life in Colour Photo Challenge 2021’

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

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

FOTD

Heading home from my parents’ house and no, I wasn’t driving.

for Life in Colour: orange

How about some orange roofs for Life in Colour…if you can tear your eyes away from the beach, ocean, and far view. This was part of a delightful time of driving around looking at expensive houses with fabulous views during my recent visit to Southern California.

Where I live, “spiky” and “flower” are often found side by side. In this case, we’ll just add “orange” for the trifecta. Happy Friday!

for Life in Colour: orange , Past Square: kinda (“kinda” poisonous!) and circle, and Six Word Saturday

Like the poltergeist in the eponymous movie “Poltergeist”, I’m baaaaack. 🙂 Actually got back the end of last week but have been dealing with helping-aging-parents things so today’s the first day back on the blog. But first news first: God willing, we’ll be grandparents to a baby boy end of March-ish next year. 🙂 First one for both sides of the family so exciting times. ❤

On the blogging side of things, Jude’s moved to one of fall’s bright colors/colours: “orange”, so here’s my first offering: an apricot tartlet from the newly-opened “Sweet Wheat” in Redondo Beach, California, an artisan boulangerie run by French brothers and it is, as my sister-in-law in France said when I sent her some photos, “a proper bakery.” Don’t hate me if you look at the photos and read descriptions of what they have to offer. The first day I had a wonderful pain au chocolat (“proper name”, no “chocolate croissant” here); the morning I left, this not-too-sweet tartlet. Délicieux!

I also noticed Becky is allowing us crazy retro freedom this month with “Past Squares” as the theme. Several she shared are “bright” and “circles and squares.” This hits “bright” and “circles” so, Becky, you get a tartlet as well!

I think nature’s gold is the very best and I offer you two examples of why I think so. This will be my last post for September as I’m on the way to southern California for another visit with our older daughter, husband, and grandchild-in-the-making. I’ll even be attending my first gender-reveal party but no, there will be no fireworks to start forest fires or anything happening that might kill someone or destroy property! Just family and friends and a cake that when cut, will have frosting colored to reveal boy or girl. Whatever happened to the element of surprise that we looked for? 🙂

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for Life in Colour: gold