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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

All of my life, I have loved the colors of the earth: blue, brown, green, yellow – natural hues. Plus black, definitely black. In the recent years English red jumped into the competition and quickly climbed the charts. My house is slowly turning red (in combination with creamy white): first two walls of my bedroom, then the corridor. And soon the living room will follow.

You might think I would choose a red photo, but no. Because I want to show you this one:


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It’s part of a wall, a simple old wall. But this combination of blue and gold stole my heart. Not for my own house, but for all people who pass there and wish to see. The hue of me is golden blue.

What is the Hue of You

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Travel theme: Brown

This week’s Travel Theme is brown. And that color leads me straight to my photos of Portugal, where brown has such a rich hue.

Near the cabin where we stay, there’s a large market being held each Sunday morning. Everything is sold there: animals – chickens (both the alive and edible versions), dogs (I want to buy, if necessary free them all) – clothes, vegetables, bread, beds, tables, plants, shoes. You name it and it’s there. Like this marvelous pottery.


A brown restaurant, where we had a one-bowl dish of all kinds of stuff that shouldn’t be in there together – but tasted remarkably well.


Brown horses waiting patiently for tourists who are not able to use their own feet.


In Lisbon, we visited an exhibition at the police station. These rifles were on display, and a woman could not control herself: she just had to touch them. The moment she made contact, her cell phone rang. The lady jumped back, frightened to death and screaming. I was screaming too, because I almost peed in my pants. Laughing.


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Brown can indeed be beautiful, Ailsa, thanks for another great challenge!

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