Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sun Kissed



Anyone who knows me recognizes that the color orange is just not for me...



There is nothing orange in my closet ...
...nor anywhere in my house.



But every once in a while Orange calls out to me...
...with its vibrant hue and almost raucous attitude...



...I become captivated by the wild side...
...if only for the moment...



...and today Orange inspired its own photo shoot...



A vintage white Sunkist juicer missing its fruit is satisfied with the orange and yellow colors of this lowly weed...



Even a weed... and an orange one at that...
...can have its day in the sun!



I hope your days are sun kissed!
Happy Summer!
:)

25 comments:

. said...

Ah orange hawkweed, one of my favourite wild flowers. Its nice with a splash colour.

Beautiful pictures.

north pal said...

as i think of it, i don't have a single orange color in my home either. but you have to admit that vivid orange is striking. Bestest,Denise

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Ok Laura...are you feeling ok? Am I at 52 flea? just kidding! I'm like you I do it all day....gee I'm loving that plant...but it's not my color! Well I'm loving it today!
It's good to venture out of our comfort zone and have fun with it!
Hope all is well!
xxx

Junk Evolution said...

I was going to ask you what that flower is, but the first comment did it for me. I love that little flower and dug some in the wild when we were vacationing in the UP 7 years ago. It even moved with me to my new home. It doesn't grow wild around N. Indiana so I consider it a beautiful wild flower. Nice to see you like it too!
Char

Yaya Chique said...

Hey girlfriend!

I am right there with you! I have never been "moved" by the color orange...but, sometimes it does have an appealing calling!

And yes, I do cuddle up on that couch you saw. LOL xo...deb

Dar said...

Hawkweed also comes in yellow but my favorite of thes has always been the orange one. And they are SO soft to the touch too.
BlessYourWeek

Lori said...

My grandmother called these devil's paintbrush and they are one of my very favorite wildflowers. I will pull over the car for a picture of some!!

Tammy said...

I love wildflowers...even orange ones. LOL I remember my Grandma picking these on her farm when I was little. She would fill a jelly jar with water and put them on the picnic table when we ate lunch...Thanks for stirring up that memory!
Tammy

Katsui Jewelry said...

I am not an orange person...you have made them look so pretty! It's the first time I have really noticed the shading.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Laura,
I'm with you on no orange in the house, but a flower in any color is perfect. Great shots, the first image is so lovely!
Hope your are having a great week!
Mimi

It's me said...

Beautiful laura.............happy summer days.............love Ria...

Lululiz said...

I am not a huge fan of orange either ( except for carnival glass ) but those sweet weeds provide such a lovely splash of colour, you just got to love them.

Delcie said...

Gorgeous orange flowers. We have a weed here in the Mountains that is bright yellow.

Annemary said...

oh chez moi non plus pas d'orange brrrr mais les Fleurs et les Fruits et Légumes c'est autre chose !!!!!et sur ma fenêtre il pousse des oeillets d'Inde que je n'ai pas plantés !!!!!!!en pleine ville... les oiseaux ont mis ces graines peut être ?joli cadeau !!!!
j'ai aussi bientôt des capucines ....
bien du plaisir pour ton été plein de bisous et de tendresse

Bonjade said...

Allright I forgive you........;)
Indeed a touch of orange brightens up the day.
Fine day

Judy said...

I am loving orange lately...I am on the hunt for some vintage and antique pieces...not so easy to find.

Theresa said...

I just came in from taking pictures of flowers with raindrops still on them! I love your pictures!

Have a blessed day!

T's Daily Treasures said...

In Kuwait, when weeds grown on my balcony, I water them religiously. Over there, I want anything to grow that can. We are in the States now, and the flowers blooming all along the roadways still just astounds me in their color and beauty. My 11 year is mesmerized by the blue of the sky and the puffy, fluffy clouds. They don't make them like that over in Kuwait. HA! Everything is vibrant and beautiful from where we stand. Best wishes to you! :) Tammy P.S. Your collage work is coming along nicely.

Diane said...

Oh, these are so beautiful growing abandonly in fields! Did you know that some of today's wildflowers that we consider "weeds" were actually cultivated in gardens in "The Olde Country". When they brought the seeds here to the New World, many of the seeds were lost and blown to the 4 winds on the way westward...and today they grace our meadows instead of our gardens. I don't think they deserve the lowly moniker of "weed" do you? ;-)
I discovered a tiny lavender colored "flower" in our garden yesterday - have no idea what it is or how it got there. It just volunteered itself. Well, it's staying, weed or not. :-)
Blessings,
Diane

Uncanny Festoon said...

Yes Laura, even orange gets its day in the sun!
I'm with you, not a big fan of orange. However I do love the Chinese lantern plant....have you seen it...I think you would love it too!



Joy...............always

cityfarmer said...

it's everywhere, it's everywhere ...
I've got a post drafted called ... "it ain't easy bein' orange"
holy toledo!

a whole lotta love said...

I don't know if you've already received this, but I just awarded you The Beautiful Blogger Award on my blog. Pass it on :)

Rosemary said...

Hi Laura,
Not even close here. It's been foggy and cloudy lately. Can't wait for some sun.
Love your pretty photos!!
Rosemary

Evi said...

Reaaaaaaally Laura, I'll remind you of that when pumpkin season rolls around, ha ha.
Hugs, Evi

Fishtail Cottage said...

Would love to have peek over at my blog! Today is Cottage Flora Thursday's #4 - would so love for you to link a garden post to share!!! xoxo