Reub's journey

18 March 2010

Friday Shoot-Out: favorite color

The idea of the Friday My Town Shoot-Out is to post photos of your local community every Friday. This week's assignment was chosen
by Doreen from Michigan.

Photos taken in Corvallis, Oregon


A few years ago John and I took a trip to Ireland, a place with a climate not unlike western Oregon: dark and rainy for much of the year. One thing that struck me about the interior of many Irish homes was the use of bright warm colors. It had the effect of brightening everything, so when we came home I decided to paint my kitchen yellow-orange:

I love this color! This is a painting of mine hung on the now-vivid kitchen wall.

Dried mango slices at the grocery store

Even cauliflower at the farmer's market can be found in this color now.

Our favorite hardware store

Oregon cheese

A rose at Avery Park


Lillies for sale in the summer

A fire in the stove in the winter

A watercolor by an 8th grade student: my affection for this color could be contagious; I see it showing up a lot in their work!

This weekend I am busy with our oldest son's wedding, which they have bravely planned to take place outdoors...and the weather is maybe, fingers crossed, going to cooperate! I hope you all have a great weekend; I'll stop by to see your favorite colors when the action settles down here.


  1. An excellent series of yellow. It certainly brightened my day!

  2. Congrats on your son getting married! I loved the variety of things you found for this color--very creative!

  3. Great color - very warm. I LOVE the mango photo.

  4. beautiful shots of oranges and yellows. you have made them look so inviting. great shoot out!!

  5. Bright colors in a home does make it more lively! I love mangoes, fresh or dried.

  6. Kerry, my kitchen in Friburgo is the exact shade of yellow - I accented with royale blue - I LOVE IT. Your painting is very nice... the yellow and red tomatoes (I think) is my fav. congrat to your son and his bride.

  7. Good luck for the wedding weather. Some get photos. I like yellow a lot too. I'm putting my yellow through my favorite houses in town.

  8. Oh what a beautiful shoot out honh... I do so love that orangy yellow..just stunning! I loved every one! Good luck with the wedding planning!!
    Hugs, Sarah

  9. Hubby loves those mangos, now if we could partner- I suspect the color would burst beyond belief!

  10. What rich yellows and oranges! Why aren't mangoes called oranges? I guess it would confuse grocery shoppers.

  11. What a delight to find a celebration of colours other than green (my choice) or blue!

    Excellent photos!

    Like Tabor said, you've really brightened my day!

  12. Lovely warm orange! Just what we need to get out of winter.

  13. You brightened my day too. I've never been too partial to orange but I find myself liking it more and more especially in your series of photos. Great shoot out. I loved them all.


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