Jude who blogs at Travel World has a new photo challenge for this year (2021) entitledLife in Colour with a different colour chosen for each month. This month (August) the chosen colour has been RED…….lots of it to be seen HERE
I don’t normally have red in the house, and apart from the time I was involved with the Red Hat Society I’m not a wearer of red – a bit bright for me. Some can carry it off but it’s always seemed like a ‘look at me’ colour and you know me…the less visible I am the better 🙂
However there is a time of the year when RED is usually seen around our house…yes at Christmas time. Even during the hot summer days of December the hot colour red gets its traditional airing. The little tree in the hallway is just right for the small red decorations collected over the years – when there were young grandchildren plus various cats/kittens running round the house the big tree always had lots of red unbreakable ones on the lower branches and Grandma’s basket of soft funny red Santas could always be found tucked in a corner somewhere.
And then there was the day we saw all those red hats bobbing round Grandma’s garden
Can you imagine our surprise coming across these – a red hatted snowman plus a very jolly red suited Santa and his very horsy looking reindeer, when we were in hot steamy Singapore one December 🙂
Talking of red hats on snowmen there was the year the grandchildren (Grandma included) made snowmen……..that was when using the inner cardboard roll from the toilet roll wasn’t frowned on. They told her snowmen don’t always have black hats so ours had a big RED one and he had to be displayed on the kitchen window sill along with others she had tucked away in all those boxes out the garage
Some years the colour RED seems to appear in small doses like on this funny little Santa who is actually a (never used) wine bottle stopper who makes the occasional appearance on the window sill.
And last Christmas (2020) when life was still traumatic, our sole contribution to the festive season was the Roly Poly Santa from Ketchikan Alaska and the Long legged Santa from Calgary Canada
Wikipedia has what I think is a very interesting entry defining the colour RED in all it’s glory plus loads of info about its role in various cultures (as an aside did you know bulls don’t know the cape waved in front of them is coloured RED, they are ‘agitated’ by the movement). If you’re curious you can find it HERE
Another from the 2019 Leunig exhibition– I’m not sure what he had in mind here – but he does have a liking for the colour pink though.
Plenty of pink thongs on the remaining Thong Tree on the newly renovated riverfront in Echuca ( April 2021)
I have to admit that the pink coloured walls inside the Anglican Cathedral Napier NZ were confronting to begin with. After a while they were less obvious – just blended with the other (cream) walls and the blue painted ceiling (Dec 2011)
There were several of these very fanciful lounge benches in Calgary Alberta at a place called Olympic Plaza. Where all the medal presentations took place for the 1988 Winter Olympics but now its a fabulous water park – a little haven in the middle of a busy city. (Sept 2010) The benches were basic but also very ‘modern’ looking…and very pink 😊
Then there was the delicious pink fronted many windowed house we stumbled upon during a walk on Fogo Island Newfoundland (Sept 2013). You can see more of it here
And in the distance on Waikiki Beach dwarfed by surrounding high rise buildings is the fabulously luxurious Royal Hawaiian Hotel The beautiful Pink Palace We spent a few nights there on our first visit to Hawaii 1988 haven’t been able to afford it since, so now it’s basic apartments for us 😊
Linking an extra (pink) edition to Life in Colour April hosted by Jude at Travel Words. Next month’s colour will be revealed on Sunday – Maybe you’d like to join in some time
Jude has decided that for her ‘Life in Colour’ challenge Pink is the colour for April. Pink is the color most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity and romance. source
Thinking I was going on a wasted journey looking for Pink in my archives I ended up being surprised with what I found there
Firstly I knew there were some of those little memes and sayings I love to gather. My favourite- obviously 😊
Always something to look forward to
I discovered it around the house….It was there in the bedroom
In the kitchen and the hallway
Out in the garden – there were Pink Camellias Roses and Succulents
It was on the deck -discarded after a hard day outside working planting and caring
A colour I usually reserve for littlies but it seems I must have at some time used it for biggies as well. Special made to order cross over scarves and winter slippers!
And of course for the little ones of mothers who like traditional colours 😊
When photographed I’m always surprised that colours never seem to be as they are in real life – the camera has a habit of changing things – here peach/apricot and even brown hues appeared Pink is not always Pink
Joining EC and others for this week’s Sunday Selections There’ll be plenty of pink to see at Life in Colour – check out the comments in her posts for the links Sharing your photos…old and new…black and white or colour Why don’t you join us one Sunday!
It’s surprising how many shades of green you can find when you’re not really looking
It was there in Leunig art at an exhibition in Healesville just up the road a bit from home
In beautiful stained glass windows – Rio Vista historic house Mildura. A bit further from home – right on the Vic/NSW state border
And on travels really far away from home Like in Hong Kong at Kowloon Park (2017)
Decorating windows and doors in the Old Town at Kavala – in Greece (2014)
On a little bit of whimsical advertising further away still on Fogo Island just off the northern coast of Newfoundland (2013)
Then there’s the green you can see on the road
Or in the paddock
It shows up well on different sorts of signage. For towns
For important companies
For necessary safety information
Travel up north and you’ll find a giant green tree frog on the giant Golden Gumboot. The big green board has loads of information about the local area
But this is the green I’m really looking forward to seeing again The ‘distance to’ sign at Proserpine telling me that after 4 days on the road there’s only 65km to go until I’ll see the green sign at the front gate of our Winter home 😊
Jude at Travel Worlds has a new photo challenge for this year (2021) entitled Life in Colour with a different colour chosen for each month. This month (February) the colour has been YELLOW…….one of my favourites 😊 It’s a bit like Sunday Selections (found here at Elephants Child) in that photos can be old or new, taken recently or a while ago, the difference being the chosen colour is featured. Also the use of the tag #colour2021 so she and others can find you. Jude (and others) have been posting weekly on Sundays but I’ll probably keep mine to the last Sunday only. Which is today!
I found some yellow wandering down the street – a lonely looking recycling bin. Must have been a Monday!
Just down the road from the school. No children in sight but I did find a Dandelion and Chinese Lantern. aka Taraxacum and Abutilon
Down the road a bit more and round the corner a sprawling mass of yellow Gazania making its way round another corner
And speaking of children – here’s one from many years ago. Two happy little vegemites enjoying the rain in their yellow macs’. Both now in their early 20s
Then there are these well known signs to look out for on the way to Rockhampton.
There’s also the one you don’t want to see
And you didn’t think I’d not include some yellow knitting. Complete with fancy mother of pearl buttons sewn on with matching yellow wool