Saturday, 16 August 2008

PhotoHunter: colourful

books on windowsill

I couldn't bring myself to ignore the books sitting on my window sill, waiting to be put away. Apart from their colourful covers, they colour my life in so many ways, sometimes with colourful language, sometimes painting images, sometimes colouring and affecting my thoughts and ideas.


sculpture in gardenA return to Sir Harold Hillier's Gardens to show another sculpture called "Totem", a splash of colour in the greenery.


red crocosmia bloomMost colourful of all perhaps, the bright red of this crocosmia. I grew up with yellow and orange versions, equally colourful, but this is a very intense red.

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27 comments:

  1. I like the beautiful crocosmia. It has a funny name!

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  2. You are so right, books are colourful even if the words are in black and white. I invite you to come see my colourful flags. - Margy

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  3. I did garden photos, too. I just can't get enough of them. I love the second shot- I want my yard to look like that someday!

    I also did Photo Hunt. Come share your link! :) http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-colorful/

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  4. hey! thanks for dropping by!

    Crocosmia is a delicious mouthful and a visual delight! Nice shot!

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  5. Those are all beautiful and colorful. I think the books are my favorite as I never would have though of books but they make such a great picture.

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  6. Interesting garden. It must be a lovely place.

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  7. Hurray - these a wonderful contribitions to this weeks theme.
    I also ended up with 3 photos. Was not able to choose one.

    have a great weekend

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  8. Amazing shot of the crocosmia. And I love the books!

    Happy Weekend.

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  9. Yeah, that crocosmia shot is stunning!

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  10. Great shots for this weeks theme! I love Crocosmia. I grew it for several years, but last year when i was ill my husband "tidied" the garden in the fall and i think he pulled out my Crocosmia! It didn't come up this year!

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  11. Your photos are great, love the crocosmia! Couldnt resist having a better look at your books and spotted Steven Pinkers How the Mind Works. I've just finished Robert Winston's The Human Mind (very good - really recommend it btw)so will see if I can get hold of Pinkers - thanks for the tip :-)

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  12. Love the crocosmia, saw one in the garden centre today :)

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  13. I love the books and the fact that they're colourful in more ways than one.
    Also, the crocosmia - I wonder whether that's what we can montbresias (the yellow/orange version)? They are absolutely beautiful!

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  14. nice take with the books, a. books always fascinate me especially when they are piled in a corner, reminding you that you were once inside them. :-D

    i love that red flower.

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  15. Great shots. I love the Crocosmia. Happy weekend

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  16. I love your first picture because I really love books! Since I am a little girl when I didn't want to go to school prefering staying at home with my books! Colorful books, art and flowers! Great shots, A.!

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  17. The books are a unique way to present the theme.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. *hugs*

    Thank God, Jaymes' medical tests didn't show any signs of cancer nor tumour. The problem now is, there's still no found cause for his acute abdominal pains. :(

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  18. The flower is great but i do love more what you sid about the books. You put it beautifully!

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  19. Great photos and the way you describe them are very appropriate. I do love red!

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  20. Very beautiful colorful choices!!

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  21. I would love to know what all the books are - I could not really make out the titles.

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  22. Thanks all, for your comments.

    Tina, yes, I think I used to call them montbretia but they seem to have changed their names.

    Elaine, can you not see them if you click on the photo? They probably aren't the most exciting anyway, but I could list them for you if you are interested:
    2 books of poetry, Palgrave's Golden Treasury and the Oxford Book of English Verse.
    2 about Paris
    2 about Venice
    Writer's France
    How the Mind Works
    and 4 novels: Enduring Love by Ian McEwen, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers, and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
    Something of a higgledy-piggledy mixture. They were ones I had wanted to look at over the previous few days.

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  23. Great choices for the Photo Hunt, A. Love those books but also the sudden splash of colour as a result of the "Totem" sculpture in the second photo.

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  24. love all the colos you put together~
    Soyun.

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  25. Crocosmia. I have some in a pot in my garden and I didn't know their name, so thanks. The story of why they are in a pot is that I bought a couple of plants at the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show a couple of years back, and then caught the shuttle bus on my way home. A man sat down next to me and asked why I'd bought them. "I'm trying to get rid of mine," he said. "They spread everywhere." But I bought them because, like your pic, they are so beautiful. They don't seem to mind being in a pot.

    And the Harold H Garden has been on my list to visit for ages, but I still haven't made it yet. You have rekindled my enthusiasm.

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