Saturday, September 27, 2014

Intoxicated With Colour

Right now, autumn has come out in full force colour-wise. We're enjoying a week of very mild August-like weather but the trees think it's October. I'll have some autumn images for you before too long (they're still in my camera), but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy some of the many photos I still have from summer. It may be winter by the time I get around to red leaves.

We were always intoxicated with color, with words that speak of color, and with the sun that makes colors live. 
~ Andre Derain

back lit fuschia2There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.
~ Edouard Manet
Our hanging basket of fuchsia, brilliantly backlit by the sun. It was recently killed off by an overnight frost.

Handsome jay
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
~ John Ruskin
A handsome jay dressed in the finest of blues.

table bouquetThe objects in front of you are flowers, but the subject is color.
~ Michele Cooper
The beautiful centerpiece on our table at Frank's niece's wedding, in August.

neighbouring docks
Colours are brighter when the mind is open.
~ Adriana Alarcon
You can tell it's summer when every neighbour has at least two different boats tied to their docks.

chipper and watermelon
Colours are nature gone wild.
~ Raheel Farooq
One of our sweet little chipmunk friends enjoying some watermelon.

Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: 
Color and I are one.
~ Paul Klee
An unexpected sunflower which grew in a pot outside our kitchen door. We didn't plant it there. It must have been the wind or a thoughtful squirrel.

seadoo kidlets
And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.
~ Shel Silverstein
Kidlets from a cottage rental up the road enjoying their time on the water.

pretty bug
Colours are life.
~ Chuma Nwokolo
This little moth was wandering the wall in our stairway, one evening. All I knew about him was that he was pretty colourful. After taking a few macro images of him, I scooped him up and transferred him outside where he belonged. Through the powers of Google, I have since discovered that he is a Painted Lichen Moth.

seating for six
Colour stops me in the street, invites me to breathe it in and take it with me.
~ Suzanne Partridge
A grouping of painted chairs and their shimmering reflection in the water. You'll find these right next door at my neighbour's lawn.

orange moon3
Colour is the soul of Nature and of the entire cosmos.
~ Rudolf Steiner
The blood orange perigee/supermoon in a twilight blue sky.

Thanks for allowing me to blend colours with you. More photos coming up soon.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Splish - Splash - Splatter! and Posts of the Week

It's been a long time since we've had a post about Benny, hasn't it? Well that changes today.

What is happening to our Benny here?

Could our super-swimmer Benny be floundering in just a foot of water while my cold, callous son looks on at his suffering?

Certainly something is making this poor, little creature struggle and convulse in the lake like that. Jeffrey seems unconcerned.

Let's see the fuller picture. Jeffrey is kindly bailing out our pedal boat while Benny chases every single splash of water with great enthusiasm - as Benny is known to do.

That dog creates an impressive wake. And check the water coming off of that tail wag.

Crazy dog.

Awaiting the next splash.

You missed!

Sheer joy and bliss - Benny-style.

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And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if your blog post is named as a POTW.



Don't Blink - A Cautionary Ramble
by DS
at Third-Storey Window

The Empty Chair
by Phyllis
at Prompt Prose

Silence of the Chairs
by Christopher
at Christopher's Views

Hope, and the Dispersal Thereof
by Pearl
at Pearl, Why You Little...

Big Spirit
by Chicken
at The Chicken's Consigliere



MTM: Historic Ice Cream Parlor
by Karen
at Spokalulu



by Adrien
at Adrien's Images

Crocodiles: The King of Rivers
by Indrani
at i Share

by Gail
at Louisiana Belle

Here a Frog, There a Frog, Everywhere a Frog
by Ruth
at Ruth's Photo Blog



Not Being Christie
by Kerry
at Ed and Reub

The Wood Witch Loses Her Cool
by Tabor
at Room Without Walls

Baby Bunting in Hand
by TexWisGirl
at The Run*A*Round Ranch Report



Magic Food Machine
by MessyMimi
at MessyMimi's Meanderings


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