The Colour of Me (2)

(A few weeks ago I did a post on colour: the colour I enjoy seeing in my life. I mentioned in the comments that I had so many photos to choose from that it was difficult to narrow the choice down. Christy at Poetic Parfait suggested I do another post to show the ones I had set aside. I decided to take her up on her suggestion.)

The colour of flowers always attracts my eye – no matter what colour they are, or where they have been planted.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
Tulips in Spring. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

The flowers may be swaying in the wind from a garden bed, or moving in the wind with the leaves of a tree.

Lilac tree blossoms. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
Lilac tree blossoms. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

Walking along the side walks, I often see planters filled with colour.

Spring Hope. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
Spring Hope. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

At times the planters are on ground – and at other times they are placed above my head.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
A planter during the festive season. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

I enjoy as well the colour found in the African art I see displayed in my country of birth.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
An art mural at the Pretoria zoo. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

The art can be found on wall murals and also on the small curios that tourists buy to take home as a memory of their trip.

Arrangement at a curio shop. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Arrangement at a curio shop. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

When walking the streets in a third world country, you often find sidewalks alive with the colours of hawkers’ wares.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
A sidewalk hawker in Port Louis, Mauritius. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

At times these wares are wrapped up colourfully and given as gifts to friends and family.

Wrapped with love. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
Wrapped with love. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

The tastiest colours are definitely the ones we see on our plates. When a plate is filled with a variety of colour, you can be sure that your meal contains a range of nutrients.

Our lunch. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
One of our lunches. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

Often the colours found in the main meal are reflected in the colours found on our dessert plate:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
A Dessert  Plate. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

Or even in the candy that one may reach for as a treat:

Halloween Candy. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
Halloween Candy. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

The more I look around me, the more I see colour. I am sure to do another post representing the colour of me.

What colours have you seen around you this week?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

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28 thoughts on “The Colour of Me (2)

    1. 😦 Not too colourful out here today either. The leaves have fallen, the trees are bare, and the concrete sidewalks are too grey. Hopefully the sun will shine soon and we can see a little colour in the sky.

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    1. You have the right season 🙂
      I took this photo last year about a month before the Christmas season. I saw them on the roads and I loved them so much I had to take a picture as a keepsake.

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  1. Oh Colline!! I’m so glad you took me up on the suggestion (and thanks for the tag here too). It’s beautiful!! I’m going to share it on Twitter right now – love the photos and the happiness you provide us with this post xx

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      1. Interesting how passion fruit is known in different countries by other names. Granadilla is know as Maracooya (phonetic sound spelling) in South America. The most refreshing juice I ever had was squeezed fresh from this fruit and served over ice. I still yearn for this amazing juice that tastes only that good while enjoying it in it’s native homeland.

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        1. I think when the fruit is eaten or drunk in its land of origin it tastes better because it is left on the tree/plant for longer. Mangoes, for example, taste much better in South Africa than the ones I have eaten here in Toronto.

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