Planet Colour

While we wait for poor UK Primo Daisy Cameron to chew over a decision on exactly how much daylight the British are allowed in winter, we shiver in the dark, necking Vitamin D and trying to remember the Basic Rules of Tactical Voting. While Daisy dithers, you may need some colour and light in your life! Here are some random images which I took on my travels, focusing on colour and texture.

Coloured Glass bottles
I love the way these glass bottles overlap, inventing new shapes and colours between them in the Castro, San Francisco.

Flowers, Olympic Beach, Greece
A beautiful Greek summer, with hot reds and pinks on the balcony.

Kiosk, Olympic Beach, Greece
There’s something about crude fiberglass mouldings that says you’re at the seaside.


Water sea closeup Aegean
The random patterns of the Aegean in closeup.

Beach umbrellas
Blissful calm at the foot of Mount Olympus.

Santorini Beach Bar
I love the hot orange paint, and the rough plaster dappled with midday sun, Santorini Bay.

Clouds sky greece
The heavens above mythic Mount Olympus.

coke soda glass bubbles
The sun shafting through my drink on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, revealing the true colour of Coke and a million tiny bubbles.

Quayside, Santorini
The rusting yellow metal against the deep greeny-blue water is my kind of contrast.

Palm tree
Bright and shiny palm fronds in the garden at Olympic Beach.

Ornamental Glass Candlesticks
These candlesticks looked stark and cool reflected in the glass table top.

Palm tree skyscraper
A beautiful golden palm frond catching the sun and contrasting with the skyscraper behind it, San Francisco.

Gaudi mosaic
Gaudi’s wonderful mosaic architecture speaks for itself, Barcelona.

The Farmers’ Market, San Francisco: a riot of colour.

For Mediterranean Islands, The Beatles and Zombies, check out my Photography page here…

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21 thoughts on “Planet Colour

  1. gordon m sutton

    Erm, is it my overdeveloped OCD or is that drink of Coke leaning to port?

  2. Love your photos! Great burst of color and perfect for the season and things start to get cold and dreary.

  3. sweetopiagirl

    Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss and commented:
    These colors are amazing, and I do know that this does not pertain to weightloss, but I would like to continue to visit your blog.

    • Well my spare tire isn’t going to get any smaller, no matter how many times I click that shutter. You’re welcome to drop in any time!

  4. The pictures were absolutely stunning. I’m green with envy that you were able to see all of those beautiful sights up close! Bravo and thanks for sharing with us. 🙂

    • Thanks! Bright colours really give me a boost. And I worship the sun, it makes everything look better.

  5. Gorgeous. I could dive right into these. (Said the color-holic.)

  6. Ditto from another Kathryn

  7. purpleowltree1234

    Happiness in colour. ❤ Makes me want to go take my camera out and go aon a colour and texture hunt! 🙂 I'll be coming back here regularly to refuel. 😉 Thank you! Love from Rach

  8. Beautiful colelction of pictures and exactly what I needed on such a grey Monday morning.

    Greetings from Germany 🙂

  9. Every single image is lovely, though my favorite is the first, which pulled me into the post!

  10. Thanks, I’m particularly proud of that picture. It was one of those hippy gift shops in the Castro, and I really should have bought something to show my appreciation….

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