Colours for two photo challenges.

“Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No. Just as one can never learn how to paint.”  ~ Pablo Picasso

The WordPress challenge this week is ‘Color’ and Marianne’s CBBH Photo Challenge for this month is ‘Multi-Coloured’, so however you want to spell the word, you can’t get away from brightly colo(u)red photos on bloggers’ posts. I decided to combine the two challenges, just to save time and effort.

The world would be a much less interesting place to live in if everything was black and white, so here are a few bright colours to cheer your day. This one taken at Machu Picchu, whilst the stallholder was having a little nap, is probably the most multi-coloured photo I have.


This cute Rainbow Lorikeet seen at the Kurumba Bird Park in Australia, surely qualifies for the theme.


Here where I live in South Africa, this beach vendor cuts a very colourful figure as, on her way to work, she wears all her wares at the same time.


In Mauritius, the room at our resort was beautifully and colourfully welcoming when we arrived.


In Bangkok, it was really difficult to choose between all the brightly coloured sandals for sale, at the floating market, so in the end, I chose black. 🙂


Their long-tail boats were just as colourful.


In Singapore, this temple was a wonderful blaze of colour,


as was the Medina in Morocco.


Of course one doesn’t really have to hop on a plane in order to see bright colours. Just go down to your local supermarket,


or  flower shop.


If all else fails, buy some balloons and have a party.


To see more interpretations of both challenges, just click on the links above.

The CBBH Challenge requires me to give you links to two blogs which I enjoy. First up is my Swedish friend Viveka, at “My guilty pleasures” blog. You’ll always find something interesting and entertaining when you visit her.

Secondly, I’d like to introduce you to Gilly, the “Lucid Gypsy.” She writes poetry, stories, and shares wonderful pics from a really lovely part of England.