The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Orange

Orange always reminds me of warm Summer months but, here in the UK, it often appears in our skies during the Winter months as well.  This Winter we have had some spectacular sunrises and sunsets.  I also find it a very positivecalm, and happy colour, so surround myself with it where possible. The humble orange also happens to be one of my favourite fruits.

Here are my entries for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo challenge, which is the colour Orange.

Which, if any, is your favourite photo, and do you have a favourite fruit?

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  1. Cheesology takes the prize for me! Love that cute little three wheeler, and I couldn’t live without cheese in my life – my first love it is. Your sunset is so gorgeous I’m almost torn away from my cheese addiction. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Jo.

      I see that little vehicle being driven around every day here in Brighton and Hove. A few weeks ago I saw it at the side of the road with smoke coming out of the front and thought that would be the last I saw of it on the roads. Happy to say it is still doing the rounds and delivering lots of lovely cheese. 🙂

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    1. I’ve found a very good way to peel oranges without them getting your hands all messy, Eloise. I’ll have to show you how it’s done when we meet up. 🙂

      There’s been some lovely sunrises and sunsets this Winter. I’ll miss them when it’s finally too early to get up in the morning to see them.

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  2. Hugh, I love the last sunset photo! Orange a fav color! I’d love to feature your sunset on my blog’s Welcome Page. I’m in-between computers right now, but will place it soon. If not okay with you, I’ll take it off. Your name on it of course! Thank you. Christine

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      1. Great Hugh! It will be beautiful on the page. You’ be surprised who is featured there already! I’ll try to get it from your post and place it. May need to wait for new computer to be set up (a few days). Christine

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      2. Thank you so much, Christine. I took a look earlier and absolutely love all your sunset/rises photos. There are some spectacular colours in there and some fabulous photos as well.

        Once again, I am really honoured that you asked me if you could use the photo, so thank you very much. 🙂

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    1. No, but I love it! Where on earth did it come from? “Stuff it up your jumper” and “lets camp it up a bit” – oh very me 🙂

      Yes, that was a Christmas tree, long since lost, but had turned an interesting shade of burnt orange in doing so. Only took that photo last week.

      Thank you for the compliment about my photos. I just use an iPhone 6 as a camera, but have been amazed with the results.

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      1. And to think those awful clunky gizmos of our youth, waiting to see if the film processed properly. The song is from the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band that I first encountered on Do not adjust your Set in the 1960s – the original vehicle fir Mike Palin Terry Jones and Eric Idke with Denise Coffeey as well. Children’s surreal TV. Did you catch that?

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      2. No, I don’t remember that programme at all. My first memory of TV is “Watch With Mother” and “Andy Pandy”. Now there’s camp for you! I’m sure he was wearing flannelette pyjamas as well!

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      3. Yes I remember you telling me about that, and how very jealous I got that you had seen Scott Tracey’s rocket, in the flesh!

        I can’t believe a real hamster was used for that programme. Don’t they say never work with children or animals? Can a hamster really be trained for TV series?

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  3. My high school colors were orange and black. I have to admit I used to hate the color orange, but as time as trickled down through the hourglass of life, I’ve found myself and more and more drawn to the color orange. You’re right about it reminding of summer…I also see spring in its vibrancy and autumn in its warmth. 🙂 Loved looking at your photos!

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    1. Thank you, Rachael.

      I guess if you are forced to wear a colour because of school or a job, you soon get fed up of it and get to dislike it. To me ‘Orange’ also signifies freshness and a zest for life (excuse the pun). However, for some strange reason I rarely wear it.

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  4. Love that cheese truck Hugh. I am particularly drawn to it as cheese is now off my menu due to a high cholesterol level. sigh
    All your photos are lovely orangey goodness.

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    1. Oh dear. I hope you get to lower that cholesterol, Claudette. I do like cheese, but don’t eat a lot of it. Cheese on toast is a favourite of mine but not when I have tried making it in the toaster 🙂 The cheese blocks up all the toaster real bad 🙂

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  5. I vote for the past it’s prime fir. Good to read it was not struggling in the ground, but had a happy ending lighting up your holidays. And that you could appreciate the beauty in a bit of ‘waste’ speaks much about you. Nature is always an interesting subject in all of it’s stages of life.
    Orange is my favorite color/favourite colour, ha, ha couldn’t resist a Yank to Brit restating when it conveniently falls two words in a row like that 🙂 .

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    1. Well, it wasn’t actually my Christmas tree, but it will almost certainly have been lighting up somebody else’s Christmas. I loved the burnt orange look the tree had turned having been dumped, where I found it, probably two months ago. Nature, is indeed, very beautiful sometimes, especially with objects that are no longer alive.

      I’m always on the look out for photos with a difference, especially because I take all my photos with my iPhone. You just never know what you are going to find and that, I think, makes photography very exciting.

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  6. What a great selection of orange! I love all the coloured skies and the dying conifer tree but I think for my favourite I would choose the sky with the tree reflected in the car – a well-observed shot, Hugh – lovely 🙂

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      1. I agree, Peggy. Since starting my blog I certainly now look at photography and taking those photos in a completely different way. Thank goodness I stumbled upon WordPress, just over a year ago, and pressed that ‘publish’ button for the first time.’

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  7. I really love the sunset photo with the reflection. I thought it looked like it was reflected in snow at first. Lovely sunset photos both of them.

    And no prizes for guessing my favourite fruit – mangoes of course! Have you ever heard of custard apples? They are a green lumpy looking fruit with white flesh and are deliciously sweet. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Maria.

      I had real fun taking these photos when I heard what the challenge was. I wanted to try and get some unusual ones in there, and I think I may have just about done it.

      I’ve never heard of custard apples, but they sound absolutely gorgeous. Isn’t it strange how sometime the most odd of looking foods can taste the best.

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  8. What a lovely selection of orange photos! 🙂 The sunset was beautiful. (Or was it a sunrise?) I have always loved the color (and smell and taste) of oranges. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Kat, glad you like them. I really enjoyed this particular challenge.

      It was actually a sunrise and we’ve had some pretty spectacular ones this Winter. What I like about them as well is that they happen when I am awake and out of bed, unlike in the Summer months when they start at four in the morning!

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  9. Oh lovely pics..I love orange too though apples are my favorite fruit..the husbands a big fan of oranges though..I loved the ‘Cheeseology’ truck pic and the sillhouettes of the trees pic Hugh..

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  10. Beautiful collage of orange photos for the challenge Hugh. I missed this challenge unfortunately, hope to get back on track this week… *she says optimistically* 🙂

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    1. This one was really great fun to do, Sherri, and I’ve even been out and purchased on orange and blue shirt since then, which I am wearing today with orange socks! See, even WordPress photo challenges can inspire me to wear a colour I’ve never dreamt of wearing before.

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