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“I know that if odor were visible, as color is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.” Robert Bridges

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... more flora awash in color

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... brightly hued floral and foliage

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... brightly colored floras

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... colors reign

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... blooming lilies

For this wonderful exercise in seeking colorful things, I took a trip to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, and had a blast capturing the wide range of exotic, colorful blooms there.  At different points during my visit, I had to pause and take in the magnificence of nature’s hand in painting flowers, fish and landscapes in rich, textured colors. It was exhilarating, and I would encourage everyone to spend some time at their local botanical garden; a wonderful way to enjoy nature’s gifts to us – sheer, unadulterated beauty.

“With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces color.” Theodore Gericault

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... more floral colors

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... brightly colored fish

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... Exotic bloom in colors

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... another brightly colored fish

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... a water lily in bloom

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... blooming lilies

I hope you enjoy your walk through the beautiful gardens with me. There was such an explosion of color and a very brightly shining sun that it was intoxicating at times. Sometimes, it is best to showcase the photos and let them do the talking… There are more below

“Every form is a base for color, every color is the attribute of a form.” Victor Vasarely

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... colorful toys

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful...

More colorful blooms for your delight…I probably should have organized them by type but it doesn’t matter… Nature doesn’t discriminate when showering us with her gifts… 🙂

“I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objects, textiles. I don’t have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of color, a love of visual beauty.” Jacqueline Bisset

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... The Conservatory...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... friends and flowers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... water fountain in the conservatory

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... blooming lilies

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful... colors galore

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful...

It all started in The Conservatory, and then I wandered outside and captured flowers in the perennial gardens… Lots of fun and people taking pictures or posing for them; like the lovely lady woman did for me above.
What are your thoughts? What Colorful things did you find? Did you have an easy or hard time with this exercise? Do share? Thank you! 🙂

This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge – Colorful

Positive Motivation Tip: A world without color would be like a party without guests… enjoy the blooms.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

31 Comments leave one →
  1. 28/07/2011 12:04 am

    Awesome shots. Well done!

    • 31/07/2011 8:51 pm

      Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to hearing/seeing more on your photo challenge. Do keep us posted. Blessings! 🙂

  2. 28/07/2011 12:17 am

    Wonderful photos!
    When I was a child, my father once asked me if I’d ever seen one single plant where all its colours – of the leaves, the flowers, the stem, the bark – were not in harmony. Since then I’m looking, but I’ve yet to find one.

    • 31/07/2011 8:54 pm

      What a profound observation… I can’t think of any and even if something were to seem incongruent, we wouldn’t know it… nature is fascinating.;-)

  3. 28/07/2011 12:27 am

    Your photographs are beautiful Elizabeth. You know I am drawn to them, especially the flowers.

    • 31/07/2011 8:56 pm

      Thank you Walter! I can see how this will appeal to you and other outdoorsy folk. Where are traveling this summer…? what country meadow, hiking trail or mountain have you climbed? 🙂

  4. 28/07/2011 12:34 am

    Such beautiful vibrant colors!!

  5. 28/07/2011 12:40 am

    Beautiful pictures Eliz!

  6. 28/07/2011 12:42 am

    I love Koi’s. They are a perfect addition to any garden. The colors are bright and beautiful. If I have a garden like that I could stare at it for hours. Thanks for the colorful inspiration.

  7. 28/07/2011 2:10 am

    Looking through your wonderful collection of photos lifted my heart Elizabeth, they are so beautiful in all their glorious colours.

  8. 28/07/2011 3:23 am

    Thank you for the pingback! The fish are my favorite, but those flowers are pretty amazing. Thank you for the inspiration!

  9. 28/07/2011 4:02 am

    Some beautiful examples of colour and stunning photos. Top job. 

  10. 28/07/2011 4:28 am

    Gorgeous photos!

  11. 28/07/2011 6:43 am

    Beautiful photos, Elizabeth!
    I was just at the Botanical Gardens. Thanks for the look back.

  12. 28/07/2011 6:48 am

    After 7 months in drought stricken Texas, what a beautiful oasis you’ve given me this morning. Thanks!

  13. 28/07/2011 7:09 am

    What a beautiful and lovely collection.
    I didn’t know most of them.That’s interesting.:)

  14. 28/07/2011 7:59 am

    Absolutely gorgeous and very welcome respite from our freezing winter!

  15. 28/07/2011 8:54 am

    Thank you so much for the beautiful eye candy first thing this morning. What a way to start the day!

  16. 28/07/2011 9:36 am

    Lovely. Lovely. Lovely.

    Thanks, E!

  17. 28/07/2011 10:09 am

    Those are so beautiful. Nature does it right, doesn’t s/he?

  18. chi chi permalink
    28/07/2011 2:12 pm

    Beautiful photos
    thanks for allowing us to stroll through the gardens with you,brought back memories of many Sunday afternoons spent in Kew Gardens with my parents!

  19. 28/07/2011 5:01 pm

    That Water Lilly is crazy looking! I never knew they were so spiny!!

  20. 28/07/2011 8:12 pm

    I have to say that the beauty you bring to the world is amazing and uplifting. Thank you for posting such wonderful clear flowers for our enjoyment. The close up of the fish is a one of a kind. I really enjoyed my few minutes of views…here on Thursday. Have a great day.

  21. 28/07/2011 9:27 pm

    Very beautiful, bright- colors -of flowers. Isn’t the spring and summer months full of nature’s beauty and wonder. Thanks for sharing Eliz !

  22. 28/07/2011 10:24 pm

    Particularly love the first photo of the colorful leaves, very abstract, artful. A real feast for the eyes viewing all the color. Would like to visit the gardens one day–it’s on the lsit.

  23. Goz permalink
    29/07/2011 4:11 am

    Stunning photography…what a feast for the eyes!

  24. 31/07/2011 12:20 am

    Such beautiful, colorful pictures! Put a smile on my face! 😀


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