Punchy Pops of Orange

orange seems to be a very popular choice for a photographic challenge and here it comes again. Not wanting to repeat my previous choices I thought I’d stick with a floral scheme this time around.

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”

~ Vincent Van Gogh

a terracotta pot contrasts beautifully with the blue-green hues of succulents.
Succulents (2)From the palest of peaches and apricots through to copper, rust, salmon-pink and terracotta, the range of orange shades in the natural world is phenomenal.

and some plants can display many different shades of orange simultaneously as in the largish, double-formed flowers of apricot-orange with shades of rose-pink borne in medium-sized clusters on the fragrant Ann Aberconway rose.

Ann Aberconway

“Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.”

~ Wassily Kandinsky

If you like flowers as much as I do then head over to The Earth Laughs with Flowers where you will find these and many more…

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

68 thoughts on “Punchy Pops of Orange”

        1. That is a fantastic competition and a great prize but unfortunately I will have to decline your nomination Jude. We leave home in 7 days and I have quite a lot still to do and also once we are on the cruise I will not be blogging as the cost of satellite connections is HUGE ie US75cents/minute…. So I will be having internet withdrawals for approx. 3 weeks… 😦
          Good luck with your entries…

  1. I love all your choices, Jude. There really are some amazing shades of orange in the natural world, aren’t there?
    (Ever since this challenge appeared, I’ve had the song “Nothing rhymes with orange” stuck in my head. :-/ )

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