This week the theme for the Photohunt, which is hosted by TNChick, is “Colorful.”
This theme is a piece of cake for me this week, because if there is one thing I love it is color! LOTS of color. Color in stunning combinations.
For example, my most favorite outfit when I was in my early teens was the combination of an orange jumper with a magenta sweater. I absolutely loved the vibrancy of it all, and persisted in wearing the ensemble on a regular basis in spite of the negative comments from both my mother and my peers. “Those colors don’t go together,” was the usual wording chosen by of critics of my choice.
“Hmph!” was usually my well thought out, rational response to them all. “I like it.” If only I had known about the beautiful echinacea flower, with its combination of pale magenta petals and orange cone. Then I could have informed them that God and Mother Nature thought they were a splendid combination, and if those authorities were pleased to put magenta and orange together, why couldn’t I?
Of course, examples of “colorful” abound in my yard. The themed, mono-color garden is not for me. I have tried to establish some of these, which are always beautiful when I see them at arboretums and at other people’s homes, but I simply don’t have the discipline to stick to one part of the color wheel.
You can even have a very colorful garden that is all foliage and no flowers:
Oh, look! A colorful garden with colorful cats. These sisters were young ladies borne on the place, presented to us by Tosca: Black Eyed Susan and Cio Cio San. Wonderful cats, long gone, sorely missed.
I’m not just partial to lots of color in my gardens. I also like it inside the house. This is probably one of the favorite paintings we have hanging on our walls: “Flower Blossom Lady” by Peter Max.
I could go on and on, but I’m afraid I’m starting to become a bore. . . So go off and visit the other Photohunters and discover what colorful ideas they have presented for your delectation.
And thanks for stopping by The Havens.