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…

Travel Theme: Orange

Orange is the colour of saffron, pumpkins and apricots. It is between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters. Its name is derived from the orange fruit.

In traditional colour theory, orange is a range of colours between red and yellow

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Kleurenovergang van rood naar geel” by Original uploader was Wilinckx at nl.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Van Gogh
Van Gogh

I hope this has brightened up your day 🙂