Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Colourful

I'm up at the new place for a few days before getting down to the business of packing up and moving out for good. This means that blog visits are sporadic once again or still. Thanks for bearing with me.

As promised, I have more images from last month's South Side Shuffle. This time I've focused on some of the more colourful aspects of my surroundings - aside from the people, of course.

bridge over credit riverThe blues festival takes place on the shores of the Credit River in Mississauga, Ontario. Depending on where you've parked, you might have to cross a bridge to get there. This lovely painting of a trout in perpetual jump caught my eye, when we did cross the bridge. The reflection of the water on the concrete added to the effect of fluid motion in the drawing.




totes
The many vendors around the venue had colourful items for sale. These totes dazzled my eyes.




blanket
There were blankets in case you needed a place to sit and listen to music.




straws
Of course if you were thirsty, you only need buy a drink and grab a straw.




whimsy2
Cute, whimsical figures made of metal were on display.




dresses
I was tempted to get one of these comfy looking dresses but the day was hot and long, and I wasn't keen on carrying around anything more than my camera.






bracelets2
The beautiful colours of these beaded bracelets put me in a nostalgic mood as they reminded me of the kind of beadwork crafts my sister and I would engage in as children during our summers up north.

More photos coming up soon.

42 comments:

Linda said...

Colorful is right! These colorful photos are a feast for the eyes.

Linda said...

What great colors!
I hope you like packing more than I do.

Tabor said...

Great montage of color.

Anvilcloud said...

I have been beginning to try to pay more attention to "little things" in my photography, but you are a master, if that isn't too masculine a word. I hesitate to call you a mistress, however. :)

DJan said...

Wonderful, almost shocking colors! I love the macros and your pictures make me determined to keep trying to capture my photos with more detail. :-)

Brian Miller said...

nice...so much color...i love those rag bags too...i got one for T last year....

Stephen Hayes said...

Such beautiful colors and textures. A feast for the eyes.

TexWisGirl said...

really wonderful spots and shots from you. :) i hope you are ready for the move. bless you - i know it is exciting and sad at the same time. :)

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The dresses and bracelets! I would have sooo bought one of each. Looks like a perfect, sunshine filled day for you. xox

Out on the prairie said...

Good excuse to have had a pack

ellen abbott said...

wow. you were wearing sunglasses? such bright colors.

Linda Wildenstein said...

gorgeous colors. love the textures you found. what fun. Oma Linda

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

Chiming in with the others to remark on the wonderful display of colors. What fun!

messymimi said...

A bright day made brighter by the pretty things you saw!

Jackie said...

So many things to love here...
And, I love the "u" in your word "colourful".... I have a lot of friends from across the pond who spell it that way...and I smile.
Beautiful colors....(colours)...just beautiful!! You are an artist with that camera.
J.

Daryl said...

love all this happy color/colour

Suldog said...

As usual, you delight my eyes by discovering the beauty in things that are there for all to see but that are not 100% seen by most of us until someone such as yourself focuses in on them.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Love the colorful images! They sure brightened my day! Thanks
Hugs
SueAnn

Maggie May said...

Love the bags, the dresses and bangles. Well its the colours, isn't it? I love those photos.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Daniel LaFrance said...

Colours abound and they are wonderful!

Kat said...

So colorful! I love it! Great shots!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful colours! Good luck with the packing.

Ercotravels said...

Colorful photography, Hilary!! like it.

Cutella said...

I like the bags, dresses, and bracelet..Quite native..

photowannabe said...

Oh, the colors are delightful.
I especially like the photo of the straws.
Happy packing and happy moving to your Forever Home.

Bob Bushell said...

Colourful images you have overthere. Blues as well, cheers Hilary.

Vagabonde said...

Your colorful pictures are really wonderful – you have an eye for taking an interesting photograph. We were gone more than a month and I took many pictures, but don’t think they are that attractive. I am back on the computer this evening since last September - I missed it.

Sharon Wagner said...

The bangles are indeed colorful. Good luck with all those boxes.

Mage said...

I love clothes and jewlery in those energetic colors. Packing. Can you get friends to help? I hope so. Take it all gently.

sage said...

Beautiful and colorful photos! I have been absent a lot of late, too.

Indrani said...

Lovely captures!
But for colors our lives would have been just black and white!

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Wow, I love these. You brightened my day with them.

Haddock said...

Those colourful straws are so pleasing to the eyes.

Shammickite said...

mmmmm... love those colours. Aren't we lucky to be surrounded with colour? What a drab world it would be if we only saw in black, white and various shades of grey!!!!!

Barbara said...

Love all of the colors! That fish jumping at the top - so cool!

Hena Tayeb said...

great colorful pictures.. looking forward to more.

Dianne said...

wonderful colors!! you make everything, nature or man made, look exquisite

ladyfi said...

What wonderful colours.

Russell said...

Like the coloured straws a lot! You have many great images.

I have been away for a bit but looking forward to scrolling through your posts - always a lot of fun and most enjoyable.

Take care.

Betty Manousos said...

great colourful shots!
what a delightful post, hilary!

big hugs~

Sandy Carlson said...

I am glad you carried your camera around! What color! Thanks for these spectacular shots.

Anita said...

The colors and patterns in the tote bags and blanket reminded me of Native Americans; of the vibrancy of their festival dress.

What a great theme to focus on!