Mini Challenge #331: Bold and Bright--Colors of My World

slpollettslpollett Registered Users Posts: 1,194 Major grins
edited January 24, 2022 in The Dgrin Challenges

Again I apologize for missing the end of the previous mini and getting this mini started.

Since we are in the middle of winter (at least in the northern hemisphere), the weather is overcast and gray, the grass is brown, basically everything is dull and dreary. Let's see some color pops! I would prefer to see colorful images that highlight the area where you live. Think of it as if you are putting together a travel brochure. Make me want to visit your city/state/country!!

I live in Texas. We are known for wildflowers in the spring, rodeos, colorful Tex-Mex heritage, longhorns, and a lot of other cool stuff. I don't have my own images of some of these things, but you get the idea. Show me beautiful colors in your world. Here's a few of mine for examples. I realized that I must not take too many pictures of places around here where I live!! I'll need to fix that! I have hundreds of wildflower pics, and not much else! I hope you have a better variety than I do!

  1. The Yellow Rose of Texas -- A co-worker received some yellow roses (her favorite) from her son and wanted some pictures. Her office is all about Texas, so this is what we ended up with. This has been my all-time best selling image. It has even been the cover of a regional real estate magazine here in Texas.

  2. Abandoned farmhouse in Bluebonnets

  3. Cows in Bluebonnets -- they're not longhorns, but it's the best I have, lol.

  4. Assorted Wildflowers

  5. Our local strawberry farm

  6. Visiting my daughter at college

  7. Hope Outdoor Art -- this has since closed down in preparation to move to a new location, but it is a cute little grafitti art park in Austin, TX

  8. Zilker Botanical Gardens, Austin TX

  9. High School Band

  10. Downtown Austin, TX

I'll let this mini run 3 weeks and close it at 5:00 pm CST on February 15, 2022. Make it hard for me folks!

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    grandmaRgrandmaR Registered Users Posts: 1,947 Major grins
    edited January 26, 2022

    It was a challenge to find both colorful things and ones that would showcase the county where I live. We are very rural here. The natives (of which I am not one) are mostly watermen and tobacco farmers. This is the Mother County of Maryland - the first settlers in Maryland landed here and the first capitol of Maryland was here. The old capitol has a reconstructed chapel, a museum, a tall ship (the Dove- a reconstruction of the original ship), and there are also farms like there would have been then,. so they are growing tobacco
    1. Tobacco flowers

    The waterman harvest oysters in the winter - we have the National Oyster Festival the third weekend in October, but in the summer it is hard crabs

    Then 11 November we have the largest Veterans Day Parade in the state with everything from belly dancers and Clydesdales to Mustangs and Marching Bands
    3. Parade "float"

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
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    slpollettslpollett Registered Users Posts: 1,194 Major grins

    Awesome, GrandmaR! Great start to the mini. I love the truck in the parade.

    Sherry P.

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    pegellipegelli Registered Users Posts: 8,777 Major grins

    Great, we can use some colour here. It's been mainly dreary and grey here for weeks :/



    Hi there

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
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    LexingtonAlarmLexingtonAlarm Registered Users Posts: 38 Big grins

    Grandson at the Museum

    Children with sugar cane in Amazonian Village

    Boats at High Tide, St. Ives, UK

    I think in all of these the color stands out to add to the photo.

    Toby Sackton


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    sarasphotossarasphotos Registered Users Posts: 3,830 Major grins
    edited February 6, 2022

    Since the brief was "colorful images that highlight the area where you live". The three I picked were all taken within 10 miles of home.

    1) Augsburg Cathedral, stained glass

    2) Me visiting our beautiful Botanic Gardens

    3) Sunset at a summer evening picnic

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    slpollettslpollett Registered Users Posts: 1,194 Major grins

    Awesome Pieter, Toby, and Sara! You guys are nailing it. I love the variety of colorful scenes.

    It's not too late to enter! There's just over a week left in this mini. Come on folks...make my job harder!

    Sherry P.

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    bfluegiebfluegie Registered Users Posts: 739 Major grins
    1. Reflecting Pool, Lakeside Park, Fort Wayne Indiana

    2. Willow Creek Autumn, Bicentennial Woods near Fort Wayne Indiana

      This may not say "Fort Wayne" to most people but Bicentennial Woods is just a few minutes north of the city... and just a few minutes drive from my house.

    3. Perennial Garden, Foster Park

      In May, tulips rule the garden. With the help of several eastern redbud and other flowering trees.

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    slpollettslpollett Registered Users Posts: 1,194 Major grins

    Love the tulips, Barbara! I like the reflecting pool, too, but the colors of the tulips really pop. :)

    One more day folks! There's still time to enter. I would love to see some more of your colorful images.

    Sherry P.

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    slpollettslpollett Registered Users Posts: 1,194 Major grins

    The mini is now closed. I'll try to post a winner either later this evening or tomorrow.

    Sherry P.

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