Sunday, August 08, 2010

Thematic Photographic: Orange

Yesterday I commented on how I tend to feel out of step with the rest of the world while roaming the internet. And today I read on Carmi's blog that this week's theme for Thematic Photographic is orange: "because summer seems to offer up countless examples of this bright colour". As New Zealanders say: Yeah, right.

Today a freezing wind from the Antarctic struck us, with rain, grey skies, and snow in the hills. Summer seems very far away.

Nevertheless, I had one orange photo that I took yesterday - when it was cold, but not raining - a remnant of last summer:

and here is a more summery one from a year or so ago, just to remind me that summer will come again (although by then most of blogland will be enjoying winter sports, or commiserating about the cold weather)


Peg Cherre said...

I LOVE the flower shot!

Carmi said...

Thank you for reminding us that hemispheric differences render one half of the planet decidedly colder than the other!

The pepper shot (it IS a pepper, isn't it?) is beautifully mournful. Makes me think about how we define beauty in the first place, and why we may need to update our definitions a bit.

The flower pic is just out-and-out stunning. There's always hope for an eventual renewal, isn't there?

Joan said...

Dear Catherine sound to me to be suffering from a wintry malaise of the soul! You sound cold.. and a bit miserable. I hate to sound like Pollyanna but where I am in NZ I have had a lovely make me wonder why I have loved it. Maybe you live in the deep south where winters are really cold. Probably the chillest wind I have ever felt was in England at Stone Henge and it was early spring. The wind and cold stung my skin.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

...lovin' the flower....