Around this time of year, as the light grows dim and the nights close in up in the northern hemisphere, I start feeling the need for an injection of colour to counteract the low light. So I have been leafing through my brightest, most colour-drenched photographs to liven things up. My first stop was a garden in Guatemala where these fabulous parrots stood guard (or should that be ‘perched guard’) over the entryway.
Out in the Hamptons one sunny summer afternoon, these pretty pastel bikes made for a delicious sight.
The first time I laid eyes on a red cardinal, it was just after a snow storm in Manhattan. Wandering through Central Park, I rounded a corner and happened upon a whole flock of the reddest birds I had ever seen, and they weren’t in the least bit phased by my presence. Here’s one of the perkiest of them, posing for the camera.
This lovely lady was a living statue at the Folk Life Festival in Seattle. The burst of colour makes me smile and I adore that parasol. I do believe the world would be a better place if we brought back widespread use of parasols. All that delicate lace is just too wonderful for words.
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling cheerier already. I’ll leave you with one of the most unforgettable of flowers, a stunning jade flower I happened across in Central America.
Are you ready to celebrate colour? If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Colourful
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- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Your life is a canvas. Make sure you paint yourself a whole lot of colourful days. – Anon
Perusing colourful storylines on the backs of book jackets, I realized that none of them could possibly be as dramatic as my life to date. – Sarah Kay
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Fantastic collection! Sometimes we don’t have to leave the house to find our palette: Please have a look at
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Lovely photos Ailsa….great capture of the Cardinal, a truly wonderful shot.
beautiful gallery of great colors! here’s mine: http://lolawi.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/travel-theme-colorful/
Wow, such dazzling array of colors…
I’m adding an autumn scene to group: https://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/fall-church/
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Oh Ailsa what a joyful pictures you posted last Friday. brighter than this I can’t offer any picture…
But I tried anyway. Here’s my contribution for the theme
Have a nice day
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The flower is so exotic! This theme came at a perfect time as I just ran across my DVD from Cancun. http://wp.me/p58fTH-fX
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i never tire of seeing this area of the andes. thanks for a great theme challenge!
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Hey there, loved the Seattle picture! Here is my post with colourful pictures from France, Argentina, Barbados, Colombia, Nueva York, Mexico and Canada : http://deregrino.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/colores/ Enjoy!
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A great theme! Thanks! Here’s one from Beijing: https://beijingcityphoto.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/weekly-travel-theme-colorful/
And another from all over: http://smkelly8.com/2014/11/24/travel-theme-colorful/
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Hello Ailsa, thank you for this interesting theme. Here is my first try with lots of colourful Chinese souvenirs: http://wp.me/p4YOtr-cJ
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See colorful yellow Chinese autumn leaves and students celebrating Thanksgiving at a Chinese Starbucks coffee shop here: http://lonnalisawilliams.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/autumn-in-china/
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Such beautiful, colourful shots, Ailsa. I can’t pick a favourite this week! A late entry from me, but hopefully a little bit of colourful, sunshiny feel-good fun for your Friday. ;o)
Haven’t tried this yet but I’m sure this would be very nice.
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My entry is the town of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. http://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2014/12/03/travel-theme-colorul/
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simply magnifique… bravo & congrats! cheers, Mélanie
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