Grey is the only way to describe the summer we’ve been having in this corner of the planet. It has never ranked as one of my favourite colours, so I expected that finding photographs to represent it might prove a bit of a challenge, but I was wrong. Here are some greys (and grays seeing as all of these shots are US based) that I found. First, one of the mightiest hewn-stone constructions of the western world, the New Croton Dam north of New York City.
A grey river of volcanic debris at Mount St Helens in southern Washington.
A pushy grey squirrel in New York’s Battery Park took up camp right next to me on a bench.
A Boston street performer in silvery grey.
A feisty raccoon acting all cutesy in Central Park.
The grey sidewalks and metal gratings of Times Square are a perfect contrast to the neon overhead, and they hide a secret sound installation for those who know where to find it.
Well, I have a whole new appreciation for the colour now that I’ve actually started looking more closely at it. If you would like to get your grey matter working and join in this week’s theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Grey
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- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries grey and poverty unbearable. – Albert Camus
We grow grey in our spirit long before we grow grey in our hair. – Charles Lamb
Grey summer?? That’s the euphemism of the year!! If this wasn’t an all ages blog I’m sure we could come up with a few suitable expletives to add flavour to the grey!!!!!!!!!! 😉
However… wherever you go… take your own sunshine!! It may help!! 😛
Haha, I thought I’d packed enough of my own sunshine to last for ages, AJ, but this summer has taken the biscuit. 🙂
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Grey apparition in the mist— http://windagainstcurrent.com/2015/08/07/grey/
Love it, Vlad, even in the mist the Big Apple manages to impress – looks like the set of a Batman movie. 🙂
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Ow Ailsa, I adore that squirrel and the raccoon! The street performer is also very charming. Grey is actually quite nice.
Here’s my take on this week’s challenge: https://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/travel-theme-gray/
Have a colorful weekend, dear x
Great selection of grey, some of which isn’t dull! Love the cheeky raccoon…
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Been pretty grey over here in the Shires too 😦 Becoming very tired of it…
I’ll have to have a look and see if I have anything grey (other than my hair).
Wishing you (and me) some sunny days 🙂
It was a pretty grey day when I took this video. I rather think the conditions actually improved it; made it more moody. https://travelrat.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/li-river-video/
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if it is not weather, I like grey. ohhhh, the squirrel and raccoon – how cute they are. nice and various selection.
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At the moment, I’m longing for some grey weather myself …
Here are some lovely greys for everyone, including Oregon, Iceland, and Germany. 🙂
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Great shot of that squirrel
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Great theme! Thank you Ailsa. My contribution are some grey roofs in Shanxi Province, China: http://wp.me/p4YOtr-20N
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Hi Ailsa, I didn’t realise how many I had to choose from. Had to put 3 posts up. Regards Peet
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Great shots of the little critters 🙂 Here is my selection of grey:
There’s no surprise that you found a quote about grey from Camus. If ever there was a dude who personified grey, it was the guy who wrote The Stranger.
I’ve never seen that dam, it’s amazing. The bridge and the cascading water, just astounding. Also, I love me a raccoon. Squirrel, not so much, the destructive lil’ buggers, but racoons, besides their carrying disease, are kind of cute.
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I look forward to your quotes as much as your photos each week.
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You make grey look so attractive, Ailsa. 🙂
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I thought grey would be difficult, but looking around it is subtly everywhere. I’ve gone back into pioneer history for my fix of grey. https://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/travel-theme-grey/
Here’s mine – but I love your raccoon and squirrel! https://aquamarineeyes.wordpress.com/2015/08/08/grey-or-gray/
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Great idea for a travel theme, and we definitely have something to share: a mistake that taught us a good lesson! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2015/08/08/travel-theme-gray/
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Gray really isn’t so dull after all! https://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/2015/08/08/shades-of-gray/
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Hi Ailsa! Stunning shots, the first one is a winner. Here’s my take
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