Most of us see colors constantly whenever we open our eyes. We see them at home in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico and we see them when we travel. Here are some of the colors of our world.
Sometimes the world comes to you. We were at the historic Plaza in Santa Fe, NM when all these colorful old cars started driving in. That’s a benefit of living on (pre-1937) Rte 66. We get a lot of historic car shows and rallies. I loved this candy apple red 1953 Chevy pick-up lovingly restored and polished to a high shine.
Abiquiu, NM was home to artist Georgia O’Keeffe and provided the inspiration for a lot of her work. She saw the The Plaza Blanca (The White Place) from her Abiquiu studio window. She would drive her trusty old Ford to the White Place and spend the day drawing and painting. The stark white provides a contrast to the reds and browns of the high desert ;landscape which in turn, is set off by the striking blue skies New Mexico is famous for. I took this photo on a summer day after we had visited the artists home. I understood the awe she felt at the foot of these stark rocks.
While in Telluride we were awakened by a startling sound. It turned out to be from the gas of a hot air balloon that was landing in a field behind our hotel. I grabbed the camera and went to the balcony and started taking pictures. I loved the sunny yellow. What a great sight (and sound) to wake up to!
Living in the high desert in Santa Fe we don’t see the ocean as often as we like. It’s a plane ride away. While staying at Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, CA we were treated with views of the vast, blue Pacific Ocean. As I shot the photo, I was really conscious of the power of this mighty ocean.
Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle but we were surprised to encounter this lush tropical growth in County Cork. That plant sure was HUGE! Taking a photo was great. Without photographic evidence, people may have thought I exaggerated when I described these.
You’ve seen some of the colors of our world. What are yours?