Capturing colors can bring wonderful surprises. So I decided to take part in the TravelSupermarket.com “Capture the Colour” contest to share some of my little surprises. Even if we spell color differently, capturing it is a gift!
I once painted a picture in elementary school with red grass and trees with blue trunks and violet leaves. My teacher asked what the heck I thought I was doing. I said I was imitating Gauguin, you know the guy with the pink sand, yellow ocean and blue/green/lavender horses? She told me to never pull a stunt like that again. Whew. Talk about blowing your enthusiasm for colors.
After I met and married my husband, who is a painter, my love of colors came back to me through him. Everywhere I turn now, I see colors. Here are my five:
Feelin’ Kinda BLUE
Hotel Paříž, Prague
That was my first thought. The masses are outside, cramming the streets of Prague, which are filled with awful tourist-trap shops full of junk. Hidden in a spot that’s quiet, away from the tourists, our lady hangs her head and mourns her beautiful city.
I got carried away! Sometimes it IS easy bein’ GREEN!
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
One of the dozens of parades every week through the Jardin in San Miguel de Allende. This particular parade was very special to me as it was the last time my mother was able to get out of the house and walk to her beloved Jardin before she died. More on this trip on my post, I left my heart in San Miguel.
I wanted to see the Christmas tree and all I could see was RED.
Old Town Square, Prague
Turned the corner into the square and stopped dead in my tracks. It was a freezing night, but the red threw warmth into our souls.
Did someone say WHITE? Well, here ya go!
At a park in the Czech Republic
He just couldn’t stop performing.
“Silence is not always golden; sometimes it is YELLOW.” – Anonymous.
Montone, Italy (my home)
On a cold March morning in Montone, the street lamps had been left to burn until almost ten. There had been a ferocious storm the night before, no one was out. I found myself alone, silent, with my little friends in this sculpture, who were bathing in their pale yellow light. More walks in Montone.
Bloggers I nominate (sorry, only 3 as so many have already been nominated!):
Janine – Destination Umbria
Anneliesa – Anneliesa Rabl Blog
Tiffany – The Pines of Rome