multi-colour morning


Yellow Orchids by Liz West CC BY 2.0

Image from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge 95

She wrapped her hands around her ceramic coffee mug to warm them. Frost crackled lacy ferns across her kitchen window. Sun streamed through creating prismatic patterns across the kitchen counter. Weathered January sunshine lacking warmth on this ice-crispy day. 

She took a sip of strong coffee laced with heavy cream. A contented sigh. She pushed a swatch of black curly hair out of her pale bluebell eyes. She was finally surfacing; her brain beginning to whirr.

She snapped on her computer, typing in the pass-word, and watching the orchids screen saver pop up. The mild yellows took her to tropical paradises, where the heavy, heavenly perfume of exotic flowers enwrapped her. She swayed to breezes straight from the tropics, her kitchen warming with each wave.

She positioned her breakfast plate just so. Within easy reach: 1/2 a banana, and 3 thin slices of bittersweet melon. Another contented sigh. Breakfast on the liana, sweet air whirling with butterflies, strong sun dappling her arms. Her breakfast sat untouched. Watching the butterflies and hummingbirds was too distracting.

banana: banana-mania (01.07); coffee: beaver (01.08); bittersweet (01.09); black (01.10); ceramic: blue (01.11);  bluebell (01.12); breakfast: blue green (01.13); butterflies: blue violet (01.14)

I am working on collecting photographs to represent the colours from banana-mania to blue green. Then I’ll have a slide show or a gallery to display. Until then, I cheat horribly with the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge!

Better next post, I hope, Jennifer!


7 thoughts on “multi-colour morning

  1. CPP January 13, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    thanks for your response to the challenge Phylor :)

    I think you did a great job with the “tell-tale” colour words/names … certainly had me transported to somewhere much more agreeable, weather-wise :)

    and ….

    Frost crackled lacy ferns across her kitchen window.

    absolutely captivating line – so aptly described!

    Cheers ~ pat


    • tale weaver/ing January 14, 2016 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you.
      Your picture struck me right away as something I would have as a screen saver in the “bleak midwinter time.” (I have an owl looking mean in a snow storm from Audubon actually — have for couple of years). Then I was behind in my Crayola challenge, so I incorporated Jennifer’s colours with your orchids.
      I have been reading the responses to your picture, and love the rich imagery and luxurious words it’s generated. Another splendid picture prompt.

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      • CPP January 16, 2016 / 2:07 pm

        thanks Phylor :)

        I too have been so enjoying the range and depth of the diversity of this particular challenge [of course they are all wonderful in their own ways] – it seems the colour has sparked something “different” ;)


  2. summerstommy2 January 13, 2016 / 6:17 am

    You create some stunning and beautiful images and I could well imagine being so distracted by the goings on in nature happening around you….

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    • tale weaver/ing January 13, 2016 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you.
      The orchids make me think of a tropical treat. I can almost smell their exotic perfume.

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