Life in Colour

To find out more about this year’s photo challenge here on Travel Words, please read this post.

This month we will be looking for White or Silver. White is technically not a colour, white light comprises all hues on the visible light spectrum. White is the lightest colour and is achromatic (having no hue). White is seen to be pure and clean. A wedding dress, the pure snow, a swan’s feather, fluffy clouds, milk and the Milky Way.

Silver is a precious metal, indicating wealth. “Born with a silver spoon in your mouth”. A cool colour. Sparkling silver water. The light of the moon. It represents feminine energy, pure, emotional and sensitive.

“Life is a train of moods
like a string of beads
and as we pass through them
they prove to be many-coloured lenses
which paint the world
their own hue,
and each shows only
what lies in its focus.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look for the beauty of white or silver around you this month.

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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.

148 thoughts on “Life in Colour”

  1. White or Silver is a surprise this month!
    Such a fun challenge, Jude!
    Your images are stunning and the quote is so thought provoking too – and very true.

  2. Lovely whites and silver from your world. I wonder what life would be if there is no white..or silver? amazing how color affects our world indeed.

    Great challenge once again Jude. I hope I´m not yet late on this but I would definitely come up with something.

  3. I especially like that first shot, Jude. I’ve been wondering what the color was and completely forgot the new choice would be coming out today. 🙂 Been busy, I guess.


    1. Good to have been away though I imagine. We enjoyed our week’s break even though we didn’t go anywhere as far as you did! I’m interested to see what you find Janet.

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