Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Colour Buzz

I love color. I feel it inside me. It gives me a buzz. ~ Damien Hirst

November can be a dreary month. How about a little splash of colour from previous weeks, to help get us through it?

purple aster
Purple asters make an appearance in late summer and live through until the first hard frost of the autumn. I noticed a small patch of them still growing near my place just the other day but this photo was taken back in September.




tiny orange flowers
While we're admiring nature's art, let's enjoy these bright orange blossoms. They're called Orange Hawkweed - I only know that because I just Googled it.




riley colourful sun
I'm sure you'll remember this cutie. Riley is one of the many cute kidlet neighbours on the street. He's wearing a pretty colourful top but I think his smile outshines it, hands down.




coloruful soccer ball and bag2
Doesn't this look like more fun to kick around than the traditional black and white soccer ball?




kayaks2
On one of our house-hunting trips, we saw these colourful kayaks outside of a shop. They'd make a fine looking fleet if out on the water together.


 

Theresa birthday cake 60th
Frank's sister Theresa celebrated a milestone birthday in October. The colourful cake was reminiscent of flower power of the 1960s.




cupcakes
Frank's niece did a wonderful job with these cupcakes. I never tasted one but I'll bet they were at least as yummy as they look.




geisha
Not everyone dressed up for the party, but Geisha did. She belongs to Frank's cousin, Trish, and she's modeling her little geisha girl outfit. She's a very patient little canine.

Thanks for sharing my colour buzz. Please be sure that you're straight enough to drive before moving on to the next blog.

47 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That was fun and Geisha makes me laugh!

Rita said...

A joy! I love Riley's shirt and the soccer ball in their rainbow of colors. You always do take the best pics. Have a great Sunday! :)

Brian Miller said...

nice...love the little hawkweed...brilliant colors...and the soccer ball is really cool as well...happy sunday hilary

joeh said...

All good, but please...do not dress up dogs! jk... well not really but..

TexWisGirl said...

love that cake. :)

the orange hawkweed is what i grew up calling 'indian paintbrush' in wisconsin. yet, after moving to texas, that is a totally different wildflower. i've seen it called devil's paintbrush, too.

lime said...

very welcome splash of color on a dreary day. i haven't seen orange hackweed around here bit we do have a yellow version that looks just like those.

Terra said...

These are great color splashes; especially like the rainbow of kayaks.

Tabor said...

You have now made me colorblind.

Bob Bushell said...

Colourful everything, and I do love Theresa's birthday cake, it stands for, far out.

yaya said...

November in Ohio can be very dreary also, but I've found that if you really look color is there...you've found a fun way to detect it everywhere! Your neighbor kiddo reminds me of one of my Grandkiddos...very sweet!

Andy said...

Thanks for brighting my day up.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I totally want a cake just like that when I turn 60!!!

messymimi said...

In November here, the few trees that turn pretty colors and drop leaves are just getting into the swing of it.

Beautiful smiles are the best.

Linda Wildenstein said...

loved the infusion of color into a dull November palette. Soon the holiday colors will take over everywhere as well. Oma Linda

Kerri said...

Oh the aster just makes me giddy! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Cloudia said...

Geisha made me smile - and your photos always reward viewers - but I come here to see snow and bare branches! LOL


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Steve Gravano said...

Just what I needed on a dreary cold November day.

Red said...

When you say color buzz you really mean it. Surprising how many colorful things are nearby. I really like the kid's short!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That peace cake is groovy, man. All your shots are so fun and full of life.

Birdie said...

I needed some colour! Thank you!

Leave It To Davis said...

Love the 60's cake! And the Geisha outfit made me laugh outloud. My husband told me to quieten down. Then he came and looked to see what was so funny! Great collection of color!

Barbara said...

Oh, I loved them all! That first one nearly knocked me out of my chair. Gorgeous!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

What a wonderful splash of color on a dreary evening! Thank you, Hilary.♥
I've been remiss is coming by on a regular basis. I hope to remedy that soon!

ellen abbott said...

thanks for that shot of color. Fun photos!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Beautiful...thanks..I needed that
Hugs
SueAnn

DJan said...

Oh, Hilary, you know me well: I am a bit tipsy after that color buzz, but I'll recover. What a feast to the eyes! :-)

Linda said...

You have a knack for selecting photos to go together in a post. These are perfect. Love the soccer ball!

Leah J. Utas said...

Lovely eye-pleasing colours.

Mental P Mama said...

So wonderful...and Geisha is so appropriately dressed!

Sharon Wagner said...

That is a great idea to make November more colorful. Even turkey is a blah color!

Daryl said...

oh fun cake ..gorgeous flowers and an amazingly cooperative pup

ladyfi said...

Beautiful shots and just what I needed!

Reb said...

Wonderful colours and the geisha outfit is darling.

cheshire wife said...

That was much appreciated. We are having the greyist of weather at the moment.

Anvilcloud said...

A coloura epidenic.

Anvilcloud said...

Never could type. Epidemic. Coloura is correct though.

Maggie May said...

I love colour too. You've captured it with every photo but I love the square cake! So inviting!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Indrani Ghose said...

Wow! That is a great theme.

Michael Manning said...

Hi Hilary: The photos took a couple of minuttes to load on this end, but they are amazing. And t be greeted by the first burst of color! So cool!!

Scott said...

Lots of wonderful color. I especially like the first shot.

sage said...

Thanks for bringing color to a gray month (although today was lovely with lots of sun here, unusual for this time of the year)

Dave said...

Yes Hilary, I think your bright and colourful photos should cheer up all of those who are now heading into winter. I like the boy with the cheeky smile - Dave

Skunkfeathers said...

That is a patient pooch indeed ;-)

Laura said...

today is just such a November day... thanks for the color splash... and googling those wildflowers... they grow in my back yard... I LOVE them:-)

SandyCarlson said...

These colors are vibrant and beautiful in all forms. These are some amazing pictures.

photowannabe said...

Love these shots of color, especially since I just came from your other post and complained about my gray dull day.
All our beautiful, brilliant color is on the ground now because of the wind and rain we had the last few days.

Jo said...

Color isn't the only thing giving Damien Hirst a buzz lol (Sorry, couldn't resist)

The color in the first shot makes me happy...and those kayaks are so pretty.