Fresh from a shoe full of slimy mud deep in the Ape Cave, I can’t stop thinking about the colour brown. It’s not always the most attractive of colours; culturally it’s often associated with poverty and plainness, but it’s also the colour of our earth and brings to mind the organic and natural. Here are a few of the more attractive browns I’ve found on my travels. First up, water dyed brown by surrounding bogs in Wicklow, Ireland.
The brown of a decadent gingerbread castle at last year’s Gingerbread Village in Seattle.
The brown of one of the sweetest dogs I’ve had the honour of travelling with, dear darling Sprocket, star of many of my adventures.
This cool field spotted from the train window of the Empire Builder as I whizzed across the US – it looks more like modern art than modern farming. 🙂
And last, but certainly not least, the very faded, rubbed off and well-loved brown of the original, the one and only Winnie-the-Pooh. Yes, the honest-to-goodness Winnie-the-Pooh, who I met not too long ago in New York.
You’ve got to admit, those are some pretty great browns, right? And I didn’t even include coffee or chocolate! So break out your mahogany, cinnamon, cocoa and hazel; dazzle me with toast, ecru and sepia. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
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“I cannot pretend to be partial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.” – Winston Churchill