November Black or Grey: Carmel-by-the-Sea

Jude from Travel World hosts Life in Colour and this month the colour is Black or Grey.

Self drove south to Carmel yesterday. She was on the 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, the sun was shining, and the ocean views were spectacular. Below, some silhouette shots of Monterey pines and a few weathered, grey rocks.

November Black or Grey: Ruth Asawa

Self was looking for more Black and Grey for Life in Colour’s November Challenge. Looking through her archive, she came across a set of photos she took when she was at the de Young last summer, to see the Judy Chicago exhibit.

She was with the artist Mary-Ellen Campbell, who makes gorgeous travel watercolors and collages, and discovered the Ruth Asawa pieces in the de Young’s permanent collection.

Life in Colour Challenge: November Black or Gray

Here’s what host Travel Words says about the colours selected for the November Life in Colour challenge:

  • This month we will be looking for Black or Grey. Black is not a colour at all. Theoretically it is the absence of all colour. Yet black is distinctive. Lines are bolder, shadows deeper, colours brighter against a black background.

Below, self’s Black or Grey gallery:

Life in Colour: Fall Blaze

Travel Words hosts Life in Colour, and the colour for October is orange.

This morning, self went on a walk around the neighborhood. Gosh, the colors! The colours!

Look! Look! Look!

Summer used to be self’s favorite season. Not any longer. Her favorite season now is fall.

Stay tuned.

Life in Colour: Late October, Hyde Park

She’s posting here for Travel Words’ Life in Colour Photo Challenge. Every month, Jude at the blog Travel Words announces a new colour for the challenge. This month’s is ORANGE.

Just look at these pictures she took in London’s Hyde Park. She was walking towards the Prince Albert Memorial. Even now, remembering her first sight of the monument, she can feel that visceral thrill. It wasn’t because of the monument itself, which is your standard royal monument. It was all the leaves she had to walk through to get to her destination.

How beautiul London is in the fall.

Life in Colour Challenge: September 2021

It is almost the end of September! What happened?

The Life in Colour Photo Challenge for this month is GOLD. Jude’s blog has so many striking photographs, wow.

A few days ago, the Anderson Collection on the Stanford Campus finally re-opened to the public (limited capacity: must register on-line first). I focused on pieces that had shades of GOLD:

“Approach” : Helen Frankenthaler, American (1928 – 2011)

“Burn and Glitter” : Jules Olitski, American, born Russia (1922-2007)

“Hostile Terrain 94” : a participatory art exhibition created by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP)

Life in Colour Photo Challenge, September 2021: GOLD

Self did not think she would find anything on this. TBH, gold is not a color she gravitates to.

But, this evening, she was looking through her archives, and she landed on a series of pictures she took in Paris, December 2017. There’s definitely gold in those monuments!

So here you go, a post for Travel Words’ Life in Colour Challenge for September 2021:

Life in Colour Challenge: August Red

Oh, self had fun this morning, searching through her garden for any red blooms. There were a few choices, but the ones that photographed best were geraniums. In her archives, there was this sweet little mini-Cooper parked in front of Horn Barbecue in Oakland.

Self is throwing in a Calder from last spring’s Calder/Picasso at the de Young Museum.

Thanks so much to Life in Colour for hosting this challenge.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

Life in Colour August Challenge: RED

Photo Challenges are where it’s at!

Jude’s Travel Words blog has selected RED as the Life in Colour challenge for August.

Here are some reds from around her home, and one from Nikko’s Mexican Grill on El Camino Real (near Whipple Ave.). Love their burritos.

Still June, Still White or Silver (Life in Colour Photo Challenge)

Every month on Travel Words, Jude posts a new colour for her Life in Colour Photo Challenge.

June’s is White (Bonus: Silver)

Jude in her own words: LOOK FOR THE BEAUTY OF WHITE OR SILVER AROUND YOU THIS MONTH.

Interesting choice. What’s even more interesting: Self keeps finding new examples of White and Silver, every day!

She drove to San Luis Obispo yesterday for a wee break. The weather in the San Francisco Bay Area’s killing her. Over here, on the coast, she feels BREEZE! She’s in a sweet little loft, about a mile from downtown.

Stay cool, dear blog readers. Stay cool.

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