Saturday, April 25, 2009

Natural Colors

It's been a long while since I checked in with Creative Every Day. This month's theme is "Color," and just looking out our window has made me realize how much color is displayed every day in nature and so conveniently. Early last week, we went to our favorite spot at Cannon Beach, Oregon, and Dick took lots of colorful photos.
Color of Sunset
What is it about sunrise and sunset that makes so many lovely colors? If one could only duplicate these colors, which one would you choose? Once I knit a stole in a pretty silk yarn called "Fog". How can anyone create such a color and hope to get it right?
Color of Fog
Have you ever noticed the color of dark? At first your eyes can't take it in, and then, maybe with the help of a camera, you begin to see the colors.
Color of Night
And then there are the colors of God's creatures: flowers in spring, the forest, and all sorts of animals, some that just wander through your yard!Color of Raccoon Fur
Or the sea creatures, some that you can only see at low tide.
Green Sea Anenome
Or even under a rock at low tide.
Orange and Purple Starfish
Then just yesterday, we drove up to LaConner, Washington, to look for tulips in the Skagit Valley. What we found were fields of daffodils and tulips.
Glorious yellow as far as the eye can see! A bit farther down the road, we found some tulip fields. How do you suppose this red one escaped?
The Lone Red Tulip
And then we saw Mount Baker, standing guard in the background, silent and snow-covered.
The Color of Snow
Just as we were about to head back to the city, we spotted one more field of tulips in full bloom.
Aren't these colors wonderful? And they're all out there, waiting for you to just step outside!


Anonymous said...

You sure do live in a beauty-filled place. I LOVE tulips.

SueR said...

The sea creatures are fascinating to see, but the fields of flowers are breathtaking!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Judy! WOW! Thanks for sharing some wonderful colours with us! I'm a real colour freak and have been known to stop dead in the middle of the footpath or just about fall out the car window peering at a vibrant coloured 'something' that has caught my eye! Poor GB is pretty used to being told to pull the car over so I can take 'colour' photos! Tee! Hee! Hee! Have taken some photos of my crazy patch blocks, so will share them soon! Your puzzle piece in your earlier post looks FAB!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Cat said...

The colors are wonderful indeed! The fields of tulips and daffys are fab!

But what really grabs me is seeing haystack rock on the Oregon coast. That rock rocks!
...childhood memories...


Wendy said...

WOW!!!! This is simply breathtaking!!!

Susan said...

Great pics of the ocean creatures, and the beautiful colors of the flowers. You did well!

Merry said...

Those tulips are awesome.