Skywatch Friday: Color, Character

Topsail sunset

My bedroom is orange--the ceiling and all. Stepping into my room is like stepping into a sunset. I love it because it always feels warm and subdued in there, even if the dimming effect the color has on the electric light has caused me to mismatch my socks on many a morning. Leafing through photos of Topsail this week, I found myself leaning again toward the strong oranges in the sky.  I crave that subdued warmth and beauty. (There will be another day for me and the soft blues and golds.) Orange throws its arms around you and holds you close and smiles in your face the way no other color does.

Here's to you and your beautiful life.

Skywatch Friday

Comments

  1. Here's to you as well.
    I was craving some warmth and looked through some of my photos from Cuba....

    ReplyDelete
  2. such a nice way to see a day start.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sigh!

    An orange room must be so comforting in winter.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such glorious skies and colors!!
    I love the idea of an orange room!! Particularly these days! The fog is so thick this morning I can't even see across the street! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Sandy!

    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yep, I am starved for color too. Even the browns and grays of winter would be welcome now. Soon the snow will melt and all will be colorful and lively again.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anonymous12:08 PM

    Oh, I do adore the warmth of orange!

    That sunset is gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Here's to you as well.

    Light and color have such a big effect on everybody. Some are just more aware of that effect than others.

    My wife really likes color in the house and has really done well. Her only regrets are when she is not as bold as she wanted to be.

    The winter is so beige here. The winter sky at sunrise and sunset is doubly striking because of our craving for color.

    I love your photo.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely sky Sandy!
    Happy skywatch weekend.
    cheers and regards.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It sure does look like a warm and friendly sky.

    ReplyDelete
  10. You always amaze me with your photography! So wonderful! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  11. So vibrant, and beautiful! Here's to you too!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Anonymous4:16 PM

    INcredible! =)

    Happy SWF!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful scene and heres and cheers to you also.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I was tempted to forward your post to NASA (the folks who are Not Actually Smart Anymore), because they should be on the lookout for people who want to volunteer for missions to Mars.

    Mars has plenty of orange sunsets and sunrises. One of each every day.

    However, I did not send your name because I am not sure what your doggie-faced daughter would say. Having raised four kids of my own, I know that they ALWAYS have something to say about such plans.

    Meanwhile, Lacy and I remain in Florida, surrounded by orange, too. I should say, oranges.

    -Greg

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love the idea of a warm orange color in a room-so cheerful

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful memories and a neat connection to the colorful walls in your bedroom.

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is so beautiful. Great capture.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great sunset. Like your comments on the color orange. I guess you know that restaurants use orange on walls because it stimulates the appetite. The opposite is true for blue. Have a good weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful warm,orange sunset--breathtaking!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful, very lovely colors.

    ReplyDelete
  21. My wife painted a hallway orange once, it had been dark but was no more after that. I grew to like it. I also like the photo!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Gorgeous!

    My Sky shots, have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow! So well written.

    ReplyDelete
  24. you have the heart of a poet, whether you are taking photos, writing poetry or simply sharing about the feeling of your room. how lovely that is!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I know this feeling. and it's like a miracle, or a painter's play each day when the sun is not covered by clouds

    ReplyDelete
  26. Maybe you are an *Autumn* person. Its good that you feel so enlivened by this colour. Orange is vibrant! Just like the sunset/sunrise. Lovely photo.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

    ReplyDelete
  27. I agree with you on the feel of the orange colour. I love sunsets too, anything that colours the sky in those warm shades...
    Lovely image.;)
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  28. a stunning orange glow...your words are perfect to accompany this beautiful photo.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Awesome sunset photo!! I love oranges too! Bet your room is amazing!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

    ReplyDelete
  30. My office is painted a warm and welcoming orange ~ and I also love it. It is hard to be grumpy when you sit in an orange room ! I once took a personality test based on colors and I am Orange ~ warm, outgoing, social...I love being Orange ! Happy Weekend !

    ReplyDelete
  31. I agree with you: orange is a great colour and in my country it's the national colour for sport teams, but also the name of our royalty. The House of Orange.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love the poetry of your words!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Orange is the color of energy. I love orange too (except to wear!)and your bedroom color sounds so warm and inviting. Great photo Sandy, bliss in a pic!

    Happy Friday, G

    ReplyDelete
  34. These are wonderful thoughts about the color orange. Perhaps that explains why so many of us are drawn to it. I'm certainly drawn to the beautiful oranges of your photo.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Stunning sky Sandy.

    I thought your 3 cups of tea review was interesting. I loved that book but it's possible it was because I liked the subject matter so much. My daughter and other family members also liked it a lot but I've had friends who didn't like it so much although they liked the work he did. Interesting to read your point of view.

    ReplyDelete
  36. This is so peaceful, so serene and flowing. I like the "arms" and the caring of a color!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Fascinating!! You must have a gorgeous view from your bedroom.. :)

    Have a nice weekend, best wishes! :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. Beautiful sky, Sandy!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Anonymous9:31 AM

    Beautiful orange sky.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for being here.