October’s colour challenge, set by Jude at Travel Words, is Orange: a colour which is often thought to symbolise joy, warmth and creativity. As a teacher who has spent much of my working life in primary schools, I associate it closely with Autumn – harvest, halloween, and happy pumpkin-esque decorations!
Happy Orange Blooms
… Bringing fiery warmth and bright joy to the early autumn borders.
Oranges and other edibles!
Orange gerbera, like sunflowers, are such happy flowers; perfect for an autumn tea tray!
Orange & windfall chutney, and Apple & dried apricot jam both have wonderful deep orange colours.
Homegrown carrots seem more orange than shop bought ones – just as they’re more tasty!
Homemade Chocolate dipped candied orange makes special christmas treats & pick’n mix chillies include fiery oranges…
Orange wings, feathers, fungi & milk bar
One of our local walks passes through a fascinating farmer’s yard. He has a collection of ex-forces helicopters which he & his friends are restoring painstakingly… bright yellow and orange rescue models amongst them.
The funky orange coffee van is a popular draw at Horsham’s twice weekly market: it also seems to provide a rescue service to coffee addicts!
Living with a sailor, whenever a knatty knot is needed, we have the perfect piece of rope, string or chord… Oscars fav is an old orange rope. I reckon its vintage status means it is packed with smells as well as knotty texture… and its a great ‘vintage’ orange colour!
For more ‘oranges’ of every type, head over to Jude’s challenge on ‘Travel Words’.