Wednesday, December 8, 2010

(Day 342) Colour stymied

I have to confess that I'm one of those people with a limited colour vocabulary. I'm not sure if that's a gender thing. I just recall the good old high school acronym 'ROY G BIV' to remember the colours of the rainbow. Oh, and I know black and white. I'm just not that knowledgeable when it comes to colours like taupe, teal, or umber - I've likely lead a sheltered life and wasn't exposed to these.

So when I made some photos of this double bloom today, I decided I'd better ask my wife, who is much more knowledgeable in these things, what colour it was. (I had already decided that it was 'orangey'). Well, I was told that it was actually 'coral'. So now I can present our coral-coloured double bloom hibiscus.

(70-200mm  f5.6  1/80 sec  ISO100)

22 comments:

Ruth said...

Whatever the name,the flower is very pretty.
Blessings,Ruth

Lisa RedWillow said...

The hibiscus bloom is stunning.
Orangie is the name of a cat we have. My husband just had to name him that . Now both Barn cats think there name is orangie. Too funny. Lovely post again.

darlin said...

O-rangy (that's how the spell check said to spell it, lol) works, but coral suits the beauty presented in the photo. Awesome shot Rick.

Dawn said...

Coral or O-rangy....still beautiful:)
(Don't "they" say....a Rose is Still a Rose....."
;)
Beautiful!

Dawn said...

Hahhhhahhaa....I JUST read your comment on my post - THAT is one funny paraphrasing;)
Thanks:)

jasmin said...

ja, ein schönes Foto, und die Frauen haben "immer Recht", ich denke "meißtens", viele Grüße Jasmin

ju-north said...

whatever the colour, it's beautiful!

Leovi said...

Delicate and delicious variety of tones, very nice.

marty said...

il y a la couleur orange et au milieu couleur corail ! voilà ! cette fleur est magnifique
et ta photo m'apporte un nuage de couleurs chaudes, alors que le ciel est souvent si gris ici ! bisous multicolores !

S. Etole said...

That's a beauty ...

Farmchick said...

Really a beautiful shade of coral/orange on this flower.

Tricia said...

I don't really know colors, either, I would have said orange, too! heheheee
I never remembered the colors that way, it's backwards to the way I memorized it... =)

imac said...

Tis a beaut Rick.
What colour is umber then?

Carolyn Ford said...

I agree...it's "orangey." And, it's beautiful!

Rick said...

Hi Ruth - thank you; we're fortunate to have a few of these here.

Too funny Lisa - cats named 'Orangie'. Thanks for dropping by.

Thanks Darlene; I didn't even think it was a word ;-)

That's right Dawn ! Orangey, coral ... I like to keep it simple ! Glad I made you smile ;-)

Rick said...

Ha ha Jasmin - I subscribe to "happy wife, happy life". Auch hertzliche Grüße von Rick.

Thanks Julia !

Leovi - thank you; I think the sun provided an assist.

Marty - I'm glad the warm colours had a good effect on you; maybe the sun will too and change your skies to blue ! And many more bisous chaud pour toi !

Rick said...

Thank you Susan; so nice to see them in Dec !

Thanks Farmchick !

We were taught to remember Roy's name (Roy G Biv). Must have worked because it's one of the few things I remember from high school ;- Thanks Tricia !

Imac - thanks; umber is a brown earth that is darker in colour than ochre and sienna - there, does that help ? (I had to look it up and I've no idea what the other 2 are ;-)

Thanks Carolyn - finally, someone agrees with me ;-)

Soraia said...

Beautiful!

teca said...

I missed you, honey. I missed your photos, youdr blog, your words always so full of magic.

I loved the flower! Thank you.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Many BEIJOS with flowers and colors.

lisa said...

Wonderful!

julia said...

Flores que no falten nunca, es muy bonita.
Un saludo.

Rick said...

Thank you Soraia !

Teca - thank you for your visit - always a delight. And the beijos are appreciated ;-) ... and returned !

Thanks Lisa !

Gracias Julia. Tenga un gran fin de semana !