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PICTURE TO PONDER
"When I saw the picture
I immediately thought of the word antique and there
it was on your blog! It reminded me of a rose in
our garden which fades to this colour as the Autumn
It is as though the red/blues are leached out of
it, leaving that red/brown tone. It is faded and
yet a colour in its own right, a bit like the aging
process itself. Age takes some of our "colour"
or the aspects of who we think we are, but leaves
us a new shades, new characteristics, the same rose,
I loved this photograph and what it spoke to me.
The leaves are so rich and glossy contrasting yet
complimenting the dulled down richness of the rose.
Very interesting and a little challenging. Your
photographs are always so thought provoking. "
TODAY'S PHOTO -Comments
This small rose is one of a grouping of over two
dozen gifted to us by our dinner guests the other
evening. The color is an unusal one. The texture
and range of shades within many of the flowers has
me think of "antique" flowers.
Because I had the need to pass on the "true"
feeling in the coloration of these roses, I went
to the Google to match the color with a name. One
chart describes a color equivalent as a "dark,
dull red". Click on the little spots on the
chart to find "dark, dull red" or "dark
faded red". You'll see the range of colors
that are within these roses.
Sam thought "maroon" is the color and
when I checked that out, I found a site by George
Hernandez who states that it's his favorite color.
He continues, "Maroon is a darkened red, a
de-saturated red, or a mix of brown and purple paints.
Variations or maroon-like colors include burgundy,
carmine, chestnut, falu red, and dark crimson."
This fits what I'm observing when I look at them.
for a color match and for some other interesting
other facts about "maroon."
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