Saturday, 14 August 2010

PhotoHunt Theme #226 - ORANGE

I took these pics of ripening mountain ash (rowan-) berries just a few days
ago. They look very orange here before they turn a darker shade of red.



This week's Photo Hunt Theme # 226 is ORANGE. I have recently done two posts with lots of pretty orange flowers, beads and jewellery. (Take a look here and here, if you have the time, but they are not PH-posts.) So I thought I would show Nature's ORANGE in these orange-coloured rowanberries...

Here you can see more of what the leaves on this Mountain ash (rowan) tree look like:

as well as the more practical side of the colour ORANGE: as a colour that is often used for people who are employed to work outside in public or near traffic.


Here is a gardener putting down new rolls of turf at an outdoor public skateboard ramp. His ORANGE work clothes are easy to see.


Best wishes,
Anna

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First Commenter:
Ann of Ann's Snap, Edit & Scrap













20 Comments:

Ann said...

Around here if you see someone outside working dressed in orange they usually have a great big DOC on their back which stand for Department of corrections.

Anna said...

Yes, I am aware of the use of the orange clothes for prisoners. Here in Sweden, orange is used as a signal-colour so that these people working outside (who are not inmates, but ordinary, honest citizens) near trafic, are not be hit by a car or truck. Road-workers live dangerously. They have to repave roads with traffic still flowing on one side of the road. I think accidents happen even with all the orange clothing.

I have never seen a gang of road workers from the equivilant of 'Department of Corrections' here in Sweden. But I have seen them when I have been in the US (Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland) visiting. The armed guards gives them away.

Sweden is a country with a lot of woodland where people hunt moose, deer and other game. To prevent hunting accidents, hunters wear orange clothing. So in Sweden, orange clothing does not have the connotations that they may have in the US.

Thanks for stopping by. Tnchick has not posted her PhotoHunt post yet. She will do that in about five hours.It is about three a.m. here. So I am going to get some sleep!

Take care, Ann!
Hugs,
Anna

Eds said...

Lovely shots and great entry you got here!

http://www.abc1on1.com/2010/08/photo-hunt-orange.html

mudpuddle said...

Thanks for your comments on my photos!

We used to have a Rowan tree in our front yard and my mother often used them to make jelly. Yum!

http://mudpuddle.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/photohunt-orange/

magiceye said...

lovely takes on orange!

Life Ramblings said...

those berries look juicy and yummy.

And Miles To Go... said...

wow, great choices for orange. I really like the first photo a lot. Full of texture!

janezlifeandtimes said...

the fruit is very interesting

and the uniform is bright, must be for safety.

shiera (bisdakbabbles) said...

It's my first time seeing rowanberries. At first I wondered how come these tomatoes are like this! :D

Shiera said...

What that guy is doing seems fun. I could watch him for hours...

Michelle-aneous Musings said...

What a beautiful macro shot! Thank you so much for sharing it and also for stopping by and commenting on my own pics!! Have a great week!!

Race said...

lovely shots of the berries, looks so yummy too! here in our country orange is the uniform of those in prison.

ian said...

hmm those fruits are pretty unique. i don't think i've ever seen them. looks good- do they taste even better?

Luna Miranda said...

the rowanberries are beautiful! is it edible? i post an unknown orange fruit.:p

have a great weekend.

Gattina said...

Now I understand that you couldn't see any orange in my pictures because I see all orange in your pictures as red ! it must be the screen of my little travel notebook !
Very nice selection of orange

e-Mom said...

This is a very interesting contrast... the beauty of nature, with the toil of hard work... and you found orange for both.

Nice to meet you Anna!

Blessings, e-Mom @ Susannah's {Kitchen}

TeacherJulie said...

Love the berries photo :)

here in our country, workers wear neon yellow :)

thanks for dropping by my orange flame entry.

Jama said...

Orange is also used here in outdoor constructions/ traffic works here. Love that fruits shot, are they edible?

Maya said...

Here in Australia bright orange work clothes is called floro and we see lots of it around. Thanks for stopping in at mayarn.

CherryPie said...

Lovely photos for the orange theme.

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