After last week’s darkly spooky nod to Hallowe’en, I think we need to brighten things up a little, so here are a few photos I found to get things rolling.
First up, some cheeky hummingbirds at a vivid red and yellow bird feeder in Utah. The feeder, however, cannot compete with the hummingbird’s shiny little eye and iridescent green feathers.
A burst of purple and yellow pansies at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens is guaranteed to brighten your day.
My favourite neon in New York is to be found on South Street, at the corner of Old Slip along the East River.
Quite possibly the brightest city in the world – you’ve guessed it – Las Vegas. It’s brash and tawdry and oh so bright.
Finally, one of the most beautiful quilts I’ve ever seen, in a little market in Santiago on the shores of Lake Atitlan. The yellow almost glows. Oh, how I wish I had bought it. I may have to return to try and find it.
So what bright delights have caught your eye? If you’d like to join in this week’s travel theme, here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel Theme: Bright
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
- Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes
Show me your brilliant brights.
Now those where a real good pick-me-up set of photos…. lovely…
Hurray, glad you enjoyed them, bulldogsturf. I had a lot of fun picking them out – it’s astonishing how looking at some cheery photos can really brighten your mood.
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nice thought after halloween!
Excellent, thanks for the reblog, wildernesswalking123 🙂 xxx Ailsa
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Lovely shots!! In my hometown, we had pansies like those in your photo. The were called “Johnny Jump Ups” and were used to make a delicious (and beautiful) jelly. Thanks for the memories:-)
Ooh, you know, Jeanette, if you ever track down a recipe for that jelly, you have got to send it my way, it sounds delicious! x
Will do. In fact, I’ll do a little digging for it:)
Actually, our friends at Brooklyn Supper are a step ahead of us! Here’s the recipe: http://www.brooklynsupper.net/2011/06/johnny-jump-up-jam/
Squeak! Well done, Jeanette! I’m giving this one a go for sure!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do:)
MMmm, it looks delicious..!
Trust me. It is:)
Here’s my entry for this week’s travel theme: bright: http://goomfh.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/travel-theme-bright-2/
Lovely brights, Doris; the vintage jewellery and your grandmother’s chandelier are fantastic – but that bright smile beats them all 🙂
Ailsa, thanks a lot! I’m very happy that you like my entries and grateful for you holding this challenge every week. I’m already looking forward to next week’s theme!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
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What a positively charged theme you have picked this week, Ailsa! My absolute favourites are flowers and the bird :).
And here is a bit of the brightness I have seen around: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/travel-theme-bright/
Lovely, Esenga, those gingerbread hearts look yummy!
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BEAUTIFUL! And also, I love the word “tawdry.” Nicely done.
It is a great word! It conjures up a definite ‘state’ or ‘condition’ 🙂
Haha, yes, it is a terribly evocative word and particularly evocative of Vegas 😉
The hummingbird is my favourite photo, but the pansies are lovely too.
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Great theme and wonderful shots Ailsa… 😉
Love the theme and your shots! Will be working on mine this week!
The hummingbird photo reminds me of our Mimosa Tree when I was growing up. The birds loved to visited that tree.
Great, bright colors! The pansies are lovely!
Simply great- what kind of camera do you use please?
Wow – your photo of the hummingbird is stunning!
love the colors
i love this^^the colors are so refreshing ^^
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As the sun rises in the sky, its bright light begins to filter through the forest…: http://windagainstcurrent.com/2012/11/02/travel-theme-bright/
So beautiful, Vlad, where was this taken?
Nickerson State Park, near East Brewster, MA (on Cape Cod).
Hi Ailsa: I’m really enjoying your themes! Looking forward to bright…
What gorgeous bright images, Ailsa. I’ll see what I can find. 🙂 Have a great weekend.
here is my entry for this week’s challenge: Bright
Thanks and great theme.
Lovely bright post, that wall art is my favourite! 🙂
I enjoyed participating on your travel theme.
All of this brightness brought a smile to my face. Happy Friday!
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Beautiful pictures, Ailsa, especially the bird and the flowers. I’ve really enjoyed digging out the photos for this weeks’ theme: http://juliedawnfox.com/2012/11/02/travel-theme-bright-shiny-portugal/
Fabulous series of photos, Julie, that staircase is wonderful, but my absolute favourite is the grass and olive trees. xxx
Thanks, Ailsa. When I saw what was happening from my kitchen window, I rushed outside with my camera and managed to grab a few quick shots before the clouds gobbled up the sun again.
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Brightness from summer and something from a Luddite technophobe! http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/travel-theme-bright/
Haha, lovely sunflower, Anna – and tell Dave hello and welcome to the weekly travel theme. That’s a great photo of the Burg!
Thanks for brightening us up, Ailsa. I’m feeling dull as ditchwater! Love the neon on South St.
Cool, I love the humming bird , I guess that’s why the old Peruvians put it into the Nazca lines
I like the nightly South Street architecture, at the corner of Old Slip along the East River…
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There are things I wished I’d bought on my travels and in future I intend to only buy one really special item instead of lots of bits and pieces! I love your New York neon shot too.
Ooh Gilly, the Hagia Sofia looks spectacular – and so bright I almost had to put on sunglasses to view your photo. 🙂
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I especially love the pansies. So happy!
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Here is my entry of bright flowers. http://imissmetoo.me/2012/11/02/2145/
Beautiful, bright flowers, Pat. xx
Thanks, Ailsa. Hope they brightened your day.
They most certainly did, Pat! 🙂
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Love this topic… BRIGHT!!!
Lot’s to choose from: http://patriciaddrury.com/2012/11/02/travel-theme-bright/
These are gorgeous, Patricia, that little duck stole my heart, but wow, those vases, and the pow wow dancer. I love the photo of the girl with shimmering body paint in your header too!
thanks so much!
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Great photos of the hummingbird and flowers! For my entry, I used the setting sun to brighten the scenery under the Granville Bridge: http://www.cameralucid.com/life-from-the-bridge/
Lovely shot, Sanda, the silhouette of the couple is gorgeous!
This was a fun challenge! 🙂 http://beyondpaisley.net/2012/11/02/travel-theme-bright/
Haha, excellent, beyondpaisley, I believe everyone should have a theme tune – and a band that follows them around playing it! 🙂
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Beautiful and bright 🙂
My contribution is here
Wow, those are some impressive brights, Jenn. The roller coaster is spectacular, and I love the violas, but that quirky little cassowary won my heart. 🙂
thankyou 🙂 theyre interesting birds 🙂 as for the roller-coaster, awesome to look at only lol
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We all are in very much need of some brightness in our lives…. Hoping November will bring it!
Yaay, thanks for the reblog, 3rdCultureChildren. Here’s to a bright and happy November!
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