Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rainbow Summer School: Orange

The color of the week is Orange...a very happy color, in my opinion. I used today's "color" to write a short poem about my very recent "blogcation" where I rested and recreated on the Carolina coast. For this week's assignment I decided to be contrary and use colors that are related to orange, rather than the word orange itself.


Apricot skies and deep green seas, 
gentle kisses from ocean's breeze.


Ochre flesh from sun's scorching rays,
peach sandy beaches, salty spray.


Amber sunsets beyond the sound,
Carolina coast...where I'm found.

Jenny Matlock

34 comments:

Christy said...

gorgeous photos....i feel relaxed just looking at them and reading your words. sounds like you had a great holiday!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

LOVE the last photo!

Cheryl said...

Oh man, how I love the Carolinas! I love your contrariness and photos!

Mine's up with a deranged orange worded story just for you. I'm truly embarrassed by this bit of weirdness.

Anna said...

Oh, that's very good. Your poem flows well! You were wise to use words that mean 'orange' rather than the word 'orange' itself. You got it to rhyme really well and even used some alliteration. It sounds like music.

Sunny photos too. Ah, you are so talented! I hope you can get together a collection of poems and have them published. You are worth that, Polly!

Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's Orange

signed...bkm said...

Beautiful Carolina sunset's --- they are definitely orange...bkm

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Very nicely done. You took those photos on your vacation? WOW...I want to go there.

Lissaloo said...

The pictures are beautiful, and apricot will always be prettier than orange :)

Jingle said...

your images are very excellent.

Debbie said...

Not only are the pictures beautiful the words are very expressive to go along with the beauty.

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Depending on which Carolina, you may not have been too far from me!

I love orange--had a pedi and and mani this past week and all 20 digits (wait--are toes digits??) are vivid pumpkin (to follow the color synonym motif :))

Kat said...

Oh I think this is my favorite this week. Gorgeous photos, and beautiful prose!

Christy said...

Beautiful pictures - and poem. You are amazing!

Carol said...

Beautiful sunset!

Brian Miller said...

glad you had a great time...looks wonderful and welcome back..

edenhills said...

I absolutely love the last picture. Great poem.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nice job. Welcome back.
jj

Weezer said...

Welcome back. I have truly missed you and wondered if you were getting the mind-vacation you wanted. This is (once again) great. I love what you do with words.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The Carolina coasts looks beautiful in your shots. We are heading there in September. I hope we see views like you did.

Susan Deborah said...

Welcome back dear Polly. Orange hues to delight the readers. I am glad your time was well spent :)

Joy always,
Susan

Mumsy said...

The pictures are stunning, and the words are just beautiful..Everything is beautiful!

Julie Schuler said...

peach, amber, and apricot seem so fragrant and juicy, way better than plain old orange.

Tina said...

Oh what gorgeous photos! And a lovely poem to go with them.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the poem...you really captured it and I love the play on the color orange....happy summer!

Sue said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit! And your photos and poem really compliment one another.

=)

Viki said...

I've never been but it looks beautiful and so calming. It seems like it would be a great place to go and relax. Great poem.

Weezer said...

Come by and see me later. I'm leaving something for you.
Weezer

Pelican Joe said...

I am in ah of your shear brilliance! Marry me!

Jo said...

love the photos ... and your poetry ... i need a good sunset!

Pblacksaw said...

we do have beautiful sunsets here in South Carolina.. I love the poetry too... I love to turn a word too .. those are on my other blog.. Have a great day..
Patsy

Pondside said...

I liked that. Orange can be over-stimulating, but this post was peaceful, restful.

Terra said...

simply beautiful. I am jealous

onangelwings said...

Lovely, warm pictures.

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Beautiful photos. Nice orange post!

Jenny said...

Recreated?

Are you pregnant?

Wait.

Oh...that word is procreated.

Sorry.

Anyway.

What a great orange post that totally avoid the name "orange". I am impressed with your personal thesaurus. Now wonder you had brain strain! You are just too smart for your own good!

Thanks for linking Polly.

This was great!

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