Saturday, May 22, 2010

The colors of my neighborhood


When Britt-Arnhild challenged her readers to do a post on colours, as the British spell it, I began searching. Most of the colors in my 'hood come from plants and many are but subtle hues. I have no shops up here to show you colorful wares and foods. Robin also was inspired and posted the colors of San Francisco.

Honeysuckle whose perfume also colors the air.

Do you love butter? Hold a buttercup under your chin and if you see yellow, the answer is yes!


For Robin
My little red Toyota Matrix, Mom's gift to me.




For Roxanne

22 comments:

Britt-Arnhild said...

Beautiful colours Susan. A link to this post is now published at Britt-Arnhild's House in the Woods.

Robin said...

Suki, how fun that we were both inspired by Britt's post! Thank you for "introducing" me to her...

Love your colours - so vivid, so warm! (A big thank you for "my flower".....GORGOUS!) And, how perfect is that red car for you!
I can see you behind the wheel, with your red beret on, as you drive through the countryside.

You sound like you are feeling much better! Continue to heal...have a wonderful, warm weekend!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

willow said...

Your little red Matrix is adorable! I can see you in your matching red beret zipping around the countryside, Suki!

I had forgotten you also posted about CDVs. Did you pop over and visit Alan? You'll love his blog!

Marion said...

Love your colours, Suki! your car looks fabulous and fun.

Annie said...

Thank you Suki for sharing, lovely photos. Nice car :-).
You must be feeling better...
xoxo

Lynn said...

First of all I have to tell you I can smell the lilacs in your new banner!

The colours are all beautiful...and I never expected to see you driving such a spiffy car. It goes with your red beret!!!
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Oh, Honeysuckle...love the scent. Your garden has beautiful color and your car is the perfect splash of red!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

LOVE that RED car. Yes I too can see you with your red beret on driving it. :) There are all sorts of colors tucked away in a field. Little butter cups and wild flowers that most dont even notice. I like carrying my camera around because it makes me SEE whats around us. Thanks for sharing.

Teri C said...

Gorgeous colors surrounding you! Gee, I haven't heard that saying about buttercups since I was a kid. Thanks for the memories there.

~Babs said...

The colors of that first photo are like a smashing abstract painting!

Your Toyoto reminds me of my bright red Alfa Romeo I drove years ago.I barely could pay my rent after making the car payment,,haha, but I managed for a while. Then I got over it.

Kim said...

Suki, I love these colors so much. You have a wonderful neighborhood to be sure. As always I love your photographs!

Have a fun weekend and I hope you are feeling well now.

kj said...

suki, the blues and greens of that first shot is over the top awesome!

you are an excellent photographer. these colors are wonderful.

look at all these superlatives! you know what i like most when i come to your blog, suki? you are loved. it's obvious from the comments. count me in...

robin made me laugh with the image of your beret and car zipping through here and there. ah yes!

have a good day today. i just got the tomatoes in the garden, happy accomplishment.

see ya!

love
kj

marianne said...

Oh wow Those greens! I love it when everything is so fresh green. Nothing beats spring....
Gorgeous pictures Suki!

Have a nice weekend!

jill Zaheer said...

Love those flowers- always my favorite- some of the most amazing things in nature- both in symmetrical shapes, gorgeous colors and the velvet way their petals feel!

layers said...

the colors around may be subtle and quiet, but they are lovely... the blooms in spring

chewy said...

I love the colors in your neighborhood. I let my chives go to blossom, too. Cute car!

...louciao... said...

Lots of gorgeous colours! Nobody does it better than Mother Nature. Nice of you to go out and gather them and bring them all back "home" to share.

studio lolo said...

It looks like spring has finally made it to NH in a big way!

Beautiful photos indeed ;)

And the buttercup reference brought me back too, like Teri!


Word verif=eurbocup!

Natalya Aikens said...

such lovely colors in your neighborhood.... i'll be seeing those colors next weekend as i'll be close to your neck of the woods...

Katiejane said...

Your colors are beautiful, especially your sporty little red Toyota! I love it.

Karena said...

Susan, love your images and site. What a cute car. I love red (Have a red jeep) Visit soon, having a giveaway.

Karena
Art by Karena

San said...

I love that British spelling "colour." Somehow it seems richer, closer to what "color" means.

Is it true that a red car provokes certain drivers to try to drag with you? An old friend told me that once. She drove a red car.