The 2021 Life in Colour Challenge, hosted by Travel Words, is encouraging bloggers to look at different colours around them each month. June’s colours are white and silver. So, here are some natural whites from The Oaks, in all their varied hues – silver to follow!
Gilbert K Chesterton“White is not a mere absence of colour… it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red and as definitive as black… God paints in many colours, but he never paints so gorgeously, I almost said gaudily, as when he paints in white.”
Summer Garden whites at The Oaks
Rumi“A white flower grows in the silence. Let your tongue be that flower”
Winter & Spring Whites at The Oaks
Lewis Carroll“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently
and then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt;
and perhaps it says,
‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again’.'”
Bursts of aromatic wild garlic flowers fill our local woodland with their pungent spring aroma. Set under the paper white trunks, lit by shafts of bright white, early season sunlight:
White animals at The Oaks
Clockwise from top left:
Cabbage white butterfly ‘sharing’ in our veg garden, Little Brice: first time standing after his birth moments before (Scottish name meaning ‘speckled’), Grass snake eggs in the leaf mulch heap.
Whites at Local locations
From top left: RHS Wisley, Local farm walk, Wisley glasshouse, Chesworth farm, Jill the windmill, South Downs (Chattri memorial), Hascombe stone circle, Horsham Ameri-car-na, local footpath marker.
Dr Tae Yun Kim:White is associated with purity because the entire spectrum is functioning in unity. White is a healing color.
Celerie Kemble, designer“There is a reason we don’t see the world in black & whites.”