TravelSupermarket’s fun new contest focuses on the essence of color in travel photos. In the Capture the Colour competition, bloggers share their photographic interpretations of these colors: white, blue, green, red, and yellow. Winners in each category will receive an iPad3 and one overall winner will receive £2000 for travel. I was honored to be nominated by Vi of Short Travel Tips, Joya of Be a Travel Bee, and Leigh of Hike Bike Travel to participate. Thanks, ladies!
A Story in White
If only this picturesque old town hall in Hadlyme, Connecticut could tell us tales from days gone by! The whimsical scarecrow bridal couple in front of it is hinting at a happy story about this day’s big event. The real bride (my beautiful stepdaughter) and her groom are yet to arrive, but the mood is set and love is in the air!
It’s “Bleu” to Me
Some of my earliest impressions of Paris were formed by the Evening in Paris perfume my mother kept on her dresser. The cobalt blue bottle with its silver label attracted me at a young age and has remained engraved on my memory. Whenever I had a chance, I would carefully remove the top and then sneak a sniff of the perfume. As I watched the light show on the Eiffel Tower during my first Paris visit, I was thrilled when the lights turned to the same wonderful shade of blue that I remembered. I could almost smell the fragrance.
Discovering Green in Houston
So you don’t think that the big oil city of Houston, Texas could possibly be green? I was pleasantly surprised during my March visit to find that there was much more green space than I expected. I hiked along the paths of Buffalo Bayou Park, enjoyed one of the city’s farmer’s markets at City Hall, and strolled around Kinder Lake at Discovery Green as well as other gardens and parks. How about these giant green cowboy boots? Houston may be greener than you think!
There was bronc riding, chuck wagon races, mutton bustin’, BBQ ribs, fried Oreos & a performance by country music star Blake Shelton at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. There was also a colorful display of fireworks that lit up the Reliant Center from center stage all the way into the nosebleed seats where I was sitting among the local cowboys.
What’s up with this guy in yellow? I came across this curious exhibit while on a tour of the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship while it was at port in San Francisco. Perhaps, like me, he’s always ready to fly somewhere.