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
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Show me your brilliant brights.
Brilliant choices for “Bright”! That is the brightest quilt I’ve ever seen! Here are my choices this week: http://wp.me/pT3BE-B0
Beautiful, Learning2Hear, that is a cracking great shot of those fireworks! 🙂
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Some brightness around New York City – some before and some after Hurricane Sandy…..
Oooh Shaanthz, wonderful series of brights. That statue of the yellow woman falling backwards is great – where is it located? And that angry bird made me laugh out loud!
Thanks Ailsa. The yellow woman’s statue was on Park Avenue as part of a NYC Parks exhibit, featuring the late sculptor, Niki de Saint Phalle. The angry bird is from this past Halloween!
Love the brights!!
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Your bright photos are wonderful. Here is mine. Light up the night. http://wp.me/p23TG1-1Bb
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Yess! I love fireworks, lovely shots, Francine! xxx
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Great photos – I love pansies, and that hummingbird is spectacular. I’ve been thinking about where I was this time last year… so here’s mine!
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A brief thought…
Beautiful bright photos and a stimulating challenge.\Here’s my response.
I love that bird picture. Someday, I’d like to get a lens so I could take pictures like yours.
For now, here is my bright pictures: http://bebs1.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/travel-theme-bright-always-make-me-smile/
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Hi Ailsa – great theme! I love the quilt too, it’s so cheery, I feel like its the best way to lift someone’s spirits when they’re down. I also love the building in New York – it almost looks like a collection of eye shadow shades 😉
Here’s mine: http://seamlessstyle.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/weekly-travel-theme-brights/
Beautiful photos again, particularly the quilt!
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Hi Ailsa and everyone!
I hope you enjoy the dazzling sunbeams inside the beautiful Mezquita of Cordoba, Spain.
Thanks for yet another wonderful theme, Ailsa 🙂
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Beautiful photos – particularly the stained glass. here is my entry for this week: http://empressnasigoreng.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/orange-in-the-desert/
I’m finally back to blogging and I miss your posts and captivating pictures. 🙂
Oh, I really love the hummingbirds and the purple and yellow pansies. They’re beautiful!
I love the PANSIES !!! first time to see something like those :-))
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Thanks for a great challenge this week! Lovely photos. Here is my entry:
Wow, these are all gorgeous! But my absolute favourite is the pansies! How absolutely stunning. In Afrikaans their name translates to “little faces”, very appropriately I think! Lovely theme this week!
You inspired me to come up with my own version: Please check it out
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Excellent choices for this week. Here’s mine:
Here’s the brightest thing I could think of:
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Lovely theme this week Ailsa! http://ayearinmyshoes.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/travel-theme-bright/
Your work has certainly brightenend my day… Thanks!
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Simply wonderful, Ailsa! Just what we needed – some brightness!
My contribution: http://tahira007.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/travel-theme-bright/
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LOVE IT!!!!! http://wp.me/p2vcg2-ip
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Thanks Ailsa, this one cheered me up http://sasieology.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/travel-theme-bright/
I’m fond of birds, so it’s obvious which one of your pictures here is my favorite…
Great shot from that tiny hummingbird!
Here ‘s the brightest photo I could possibly take down in these dark days…
Early in the morning the sun was still standing low, I recorded this extremely passionate plant.
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There is no way I can compete with this beautiful photos, but I’ll enter anyway. http://cjvl.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/travel-theme-bright/
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Lovely theme! Your humming bird is wonderful, and so are your other pics as well! Here´s my entry:
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love all the bright, shiny photos..my entry is looking for the sunny side of life: http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/a-bright-side-of-life/
This one was fun! I do love things that “brighten” our eyes 🙂
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