10 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

    • Haha, thank you, Tina! You’re right… there is lots of orange in our kayaking world. Only wish we could spend more time in it! Thanks for your visit. Happy Spring! J&A

    • Hey! Did you get to explore that wave-formed ice cave we saw on TV? Thanks for your blog visits—we are delighted to cyber-meet you!! Tell us about your Epic… surf ski? J&A

  1. Haha, this was definitely a good match for you! 🙂 What a great and fun gallery, enjoyed all the rich tones of orange on and above your waters. So many lovely shots, it’s hard to pick a favourite, but I adore your selfie .. 😉 The photographer says “thanks!” to orange and red. Wonderful post, dear friends. Hope the new week started well. Take care.
    Big hug from us,
    Dina, Klausbernd, Siri & Selma xo

    • Hi, Dina, Klausbernd, Siri & Selma 🙂 You’re right—orange is definitely “our” color! We are very curious about what Klausbernd may tell us about orange. (Please redirect us if a post already exists.) And we are laughing so much about that selfie!! You know, we never really looked at it all that closely until you mentioned it here… we see that it reveals a number of things—personalities (Alex in sun-safe turtleneck/hat/sunglasses vs Jean “woo-hoo!” naked!) as well as Alex’s crazy frayed hat. Did you know, that hat-maker provides a lifetime warranty…?! Alex has since returned the one in the photo for a shiny new gratis replacement… fewer holes and less character, but lots better looking, LOL! Big hugs to y’all! J&A

  2. PHEW- I feel like I’ve just been out for and exhilarating paddle! Lovely collection of shots- liked seeing the horseshoe crab. We don’t have those on the Oregon Coast. I recall be thrilled to find those as a kid on the New Jersey beaches. Poor old Stamford Lighthouse looks like it’s in need of some TLC.

    • Hi, Jane! Thank you so much. We didn’t realize there were no horseshoe crabs on your coast. Now we are very geeky-curious to find out why! Ah, and the Jersey Shore… where did you go when you were a kid? jean & Alex

  3. Hi, oh dear, sorry I am late. Well the colour orange was quite central in Goethe’s theory of colours. He called it the “Wärmepol” (the warmest point) in the colour circle following the logic of prismatic colours by lying opposite to blue, the coldest point. So it’s understandable that orange is the colour of compassion in buddhist countries (robes of the monks). On the other hand orange attracts attention, it warns you of something like in traffic lights. It’s a warm, extraverted colour which is not so much liked in Europe – with the exception of the Netherlands where it is the most liked colour, a kind of national colour because the House of Orange. I would say orange has combined the outgoing power of yellow with the “love-quality” of red.
    Thanks for this great post, I thoughly enjoyed, and of course I love these nautical pictures
    Lots of love from Cley

    • Thank you very much, Klausbernd! We so appreciate your insightful comments here 🙂 We always learn something(s) new! Can you tell us more about Goethe’s theory of colors, or point us to something that we laypeople might comprehend…? Was his interest/inspiration anything like that of Messiaen? Thanks again. Jean & Alex & Kuno

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