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 orange. One of the most vibrant colours, orange is zingy and fresh. It’s a warm colour, friendly and inviting. Soft at dawn, but louder at sunset. 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.

Pots in the potting shed

I am a huge fan of terracotta (Italian: “baked earth”) pots, although they don’t always survive a harsh winter or a slight tumble. The colour of terracotta can vary from a hue that ranges through reds, oranges, yellows, and even pinks due to how the iron content in terracotta’s clay body reacts with oxygen.

I’d love to have one of these large Italian urns for my garden.


And if you look up at some of the older properties you might spy a terracotta chimney pot or two.

Chimney Pots
Chimney Pots
Can you find any Terracotta?

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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.

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