Sunday, July 28, 2013

Her Color Palette

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Enumerating the countless greens, and blues, and greys of the ocean could occupy my hours for almost an eternity.  Yet nature is coquettish.  She flirts, opening her voluminous paint box, and offers orange.

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This week’s prompt at Trifecta is 33 words, using a color.  After a spur of the moment decision-and a seven hour car ride-to visit the beautiful Oregon coast, I’m surrounded by enough color to write 33 word posts about it for eternity.

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36 comments:

  1. A beautiful glimpse, Valerie. It makes me want to run outside.

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    1. Thanks Tina! Now that I'm here, that's exactly what I did:) xx

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    1. Thanks LaTonya! Nature is such an inspiring muse:)

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  3. Delightful! And I hope you intent to carry through with writing these 33 word colour masterpieces for eternity, because I'd be happy to continue reading them for exactly that long.

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    1. Kallan Annie, the feeling is entirely mutual! I can't begin to say how much I love my fellow writers, like you:)

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  4. Beautiful, Valerie! Love the way you used coquettish. Brilliant!

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  5. Suzanne, Thank you so much!! When I saw that feather yesterday, I just swooned over the color:)

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  6. Oh Valerie - this is a wow! The phrasing, the content, the cadence. Love it!

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    1. Thank you Jo-Anne! I always appreciate your comments SO MUCH!!

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  7. So charming. I love the way you've personified nature here. You never disappoint :)

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    1. That is the sweetest comment! And you never disappoint either! Thank you!!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I knew you would appreciate the sentiment behind this one:)

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  9. Oh Valerie another great observation written beautifully. I love the feather photo. B

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    1. Thanks B! :) And isn't that feather incredible?! The colors...

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  10. When you get published, like 'book', I will be your first reader, Valerie, I will line up at the bookstore for your book.

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    1. Dawn-I'd hug you if I could reach that far. Thank you so much, my friend:) xx

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  11. a stark contrast in color, indeed. but that is nature's fickle way.... i love the cool blue of the ocean.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Renada! I sure love the cool blue of the ocean too:)

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  12. I love the way you have portrayed nature in these lines!

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  13. Just when you think it can't be more beautiful.... Very beautiful and I love the element of surprise when you realize there is more.

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  14. Debbie-that's exactly what I was trying to convey! It's so true-just when you think Mother Nature can't possibly top herself, she does:) Thank you so much for your comment!

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  15. Orange is a lovely color. Nothing like it!

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  16. I think so too Draug-it's one of my favorites! Thanks for commenting!

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  17. Hey Valerie,

    I was wondering why I hadn't heard from your blog in so long. Glad I finally found you again. Mahalo for all of your comments on my Island Dream Life too.

    Much Aloha!

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  18. I love this...it makes me anxious for fall when we get to see such colors :)

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  19. Nature flirting and offering orange. This is breathtaking. Absolutely love the entire piece.

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  20. "Yet nature is coquettish. She flirts, opening her voluminous paint box, and offers orange."

    Oh, I love this. Love the idea that--just when you think you've seen all her beauty, nature reveals even more.

    Well done, again!

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  21. I agree with Ivy, the offering of orange was amazing. I loved nature as flirty.

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  22. Wow, I love this! The words are so enchanting, and that feather is beautiful with the bright orange. So pretty!

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  23. OOOh, that last photo is exquisite! I'm improving. You may or may not know about me getting injured? But, I am better enough to reply to comments, now. Your 33 words were eloquently stated, my sweet. Take your time at the beach and return home safely.

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  24. Love the feather and the touch of "orange" in your writing. I envy your visiting the Oregon coast. I imagine there are tons of colors to see there:~)

    As usual, a well done Trifecta!

    Happy day to you.

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