LAPC #195: Colorful Expressions

Color is a power which directly influences the soul.

~Wassily Kandinsky

This week, Anne says: “…show us how color affects your photography. What emotions does it bring to the surface? Which ones are you particularly drawn to?” She asks a very interesting question. A quick look at some of my favorite photos gives me the answer….

I’m drawn to vivid colors–like this purple wisteria on the grounds of Villa Bardini in Florence. This flower and this color telegraph spring, joy and hope.

I love these bright, cheerful lemons in the Giardino delle Rose in Florence. That shade of yellow is so hopeful. It also reminds me of my beautiful mother whose favorite flowers were yellow roses.

This table set for a holiday dinner caught my eye in a shop on Cape Cod. I love the intense and vivid spring colors, signaling a return of longer days with more sunshine and warmth. Maybe someday, I’ll have a dishes and a kitchen highlighting these colors.

And how can I forget red? The color of fire and passion and beauty. Red always catches my eye and holds it for a while.

Here are some other favorite colors from the Glass Museum in Sandwich. I love the deep orange and green shades. They are so rich and vibrant. Their intense colors are so satisfying and rich.

We hope you join us this week for Anne’s Colorful Expressions challenge. Remember to link to her post and use the Lens-Artists tag. This is a fun way to explore our photographic “palette” and reflect on how color influences us.

Many thanks also to Sofia, for her bokeh challenge last week. I really enjoyed exploring bokeh and seeing your wonderful collections. Next week, our special guest host is John RH, of John’s Space, so be sure to visit hisΒ site on Saturday, April 23rd at noon.

Until then, have a safe and inspiring week!

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    • Hi, Cee. I love wisteria, don’t you? I’m hoping to see that same garden this week. Fingers crossed! Thanks so much for stopping by and making me smile. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€


    • Hi, Jude. The wisteria is amazing. White crockery…simple and elegant at the same time. I had glass plates for a while for the same reason. Somehow, blue and white is so attractive, too. Thanks as always for stopping by. πŸ˜€


    • Hi, Anne. I love wisteria, too. Isn’t that such vivid color–in the glass? It’s hard to believe it’s hundreds of years old. I hope you had a wonderful holiday.


    • Hi, Janet. I love wisteria, too. It’s my favorite flower. And yes, the table setting is so beautiful, isn’t it? Thanks for your holiday wishes. I hope you also had a wonderful holiday.

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  1. Marvelous choices Patti – the wisteria is gorgeous and I loved the little easter dinner serving. It’s funny the lovely yellow lemons reminded you of your mom. The dinner serving reminded me of mine, as she loved decorating for any and all occasions 😊. Beautiful post as always.

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    • Hi, Tina. Many thanks! We were fortunate to see the wisteria again this week and they are as beautiful as always. πŸ˜€ Interesting that the dinner serving reminded you of your mom! I love that. Take care and have a good week.


  2. That wisteria looks glorious! And I love the coloured glass in your last shot – I have a thing about coloured glass and have a few special pieces inherited from my mother in law πŸ™‚

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    • Hi, Sarah. That’s wonderful to have a passion for colored glass. You should post some photos of your glass sometimes. It’s very photogenic!! Take care and have a good week. Thanks too for your thoughts–they are always insightful.

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    • Thanks so much, Isadora. Isn’t the bunny adorable? Depression glass is such an interesting part of US history. Same is true for antiques. We are between homes right now….I wonder if I’ll get antiques again or modern?? Um….

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      • I went for Modern after I moved to Florida. In N.Y. I had Victorian decor ie: knickknacks, lace, collectables and lots of wood. I decided Modern is better because I wanted to clean less. As a person who needs everything neat, clean and tidy, the lack of knickknacks gave me more time. My kids had no interest in anything we had except artwork. I thought I’d make it easy on them. Decisions … Decisions πŸ˜€

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    • Hi, Alison. I have no idea how to “tame” it! But it’s nice when someone else does all the work. I just can’t get over how gorgeous it is…and the smell is wonderful.


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