Weekly Photo Challenge: ABOVE (4)

Nothing else about the photos pleased me. Not the angle I was able to shoot from, nor the inability to isolate the flowers. There they are, all crammed together in a weedy overgrown bed, scrunched right up against the vinyl siding. And yet — The colors! THE COLORS!!!!!

The reds, purples, fuchsias, so luscious I want to eat them! So I towered above them (well, as much as 5 foot 1 inch can tower) and just shot for the color. I hope you’ll take them in the spirit in which they’re intended. First, the purple:

Purple Tulip

and the orange:

Orange tulips

The pansy faces:

Pansy Faces

and the mad, wild ensemble:

The ensemble

I think I’m in love with color!

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30 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: ABOVE (4)

  1. barb19 says:

    The colours are absolutely brilliant!

  2. A flower feast for the eyes.

  3. naishacamara says:

    Reblogged this on naishacamara and commented:
    beautiful colors

  4. Naomi says:

    What a beautiful garden! Tulips are my favourite, but the deer eat them faster than I can grow them. 🙂

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Same situation here, Naomi. Tulips are comfort food and chocolate candy to the deer. That’s why daffodils overflow in drifts everywhere. Nothing will eat them. I think this handful of tulips survives because we have more bears than deer, and so far as I know, bears are not interested in tulips. They prefer garbage!

      • Naomi says:

        We don’t have bears this far south – just deer and coyotes. How do you deal with bears? Do they bother people much?

      • Touch2Touch says:

        Well, you deal with bears cautiously. You don’t put out bird feeders (although people insist on doing that). You keep your garbage inside till collection time. They’re black bears, which on the whole don’t bother people if people don’t bother them. But I admit they make me a little nervous, especially when a neighbor phones to say one was sighted in someone’s back yard and heading our way. The cubs are really cute, but I’d just as soon they were cute farther away from here! (No naturalist I.)

  5. One of my favorite quotes is by Alice Walker – “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” How wonderful that you notice purple and so much more. How wonderful that you point it out for us when we fail to notice.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      I didn’t know Alice Walker said that! She’s right, 100%.
      What probably influences me is Jenny someone who wrote that wonderful poem, When I grow old I shall wear purple….
      and goes on to list all the outrageous and soul-satisfying things she’s going to do later on.
      It IS later on for me, I’m old, and yeah, Outrageous Things R Us! A lot of drawbacks, sure, but mostly physical — from a freedom standpoint, it’s great! (You probably knew all this already from your wonderful Mom.)

      • Oh Touch…Yes, yes, yes! The “purple poem” was a favorite of me and my mom. Mom was a member of the Red Hat Society (that poem is central to that organization’s mission) and she was bold and brilliant in hue and temperament.

        The truth is there is no later on. There is only now. That poem should be required reading for folks 9 to 90. I just think we should all be trying to uncover our “colors” and find ways to wear them confidently in a world that keeps telling us the little black dress is appropriate for every occasion.

        Also, thank you for the kind words about my Mom.



  6. They could almost put a rainbow to shame. Gorgeous.

  7. Pauline says:

    You make me look at orange and red (two of my least favorite colors, my palette tending toward greens and blues as it does) in a different way. Those flowers warmed me in a way blue can’t so I thank you for putting them in my face. The Bean is a wild fan of anything purple.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Always knew The Bean is a woman of great taste and distinction!
      Check out Brooklyn Tree’s quote here about God being pissed off when —
      and of course there’s the wonderful poem, When I grow old I shall wear purple —
      All that said, it’s my daughter who’s mad for purple. Oddly enough, I love it not so much alone, as combined with red or orange — or both.

  8. What gorgeous colors! I would have towered over them for the shot too. Too pretty not to be captured in camera and shared 🙂

  9. Bright, hot colors! Fabulous!

  10. Stef says:

    I think you did a great job capturing the spirit of these spirited flowers. I love the shot you got of the purple one!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Thanks, Stef. I was especially glad to have caught it at its peak because we just went away for three days, came back last night, and — no more purple tulip! Or oranges, or pansies —-

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