The Colors of Our Creative World

First things first, I’d like to wish everyone very happy holidays and a Merry Christmas.

So here’s my why about this thought of the day:

I believe the colors of our imagination are far greater (and mysterious) than simple primary templates such as nature itself illustrates. It’s the greater profusion of multiples of blendings and shadings that actually create the multilayered complexity of life (as we assume it to be).

To share ourselves more fully, when we can, it is then needed to dive deeply into this beautiful and imaginative array of colors. This be where the hidden underbelly of creativity within reality can, perhaps, more fully reveal mysteries we’re surrounded by and a part of but have yet to discover.

Whimsical? Maybe or maybe not. In any event I suggest we color ourselves as beings filled with curious curiosities. Such then may our creative thought and expressiveness be more fully formed, revealed and realized.

I wish you most well, dear creative souls. This means you, of course.

With much affection,

~ Penny

The Joyous Pleasure of Laughing Wildflowers

“Earth laughs in flowers” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In the air a sounding of mirth! Joyful flowers in playful abandon, singing and laughing – a most splendid array. Brilliance of color, pattern, design. Lost in happy paradise, Mother Nature’s creation. I shall laugh with the flowers, join the profusion of pleasurable sensations, for how can I not.

Surroundings of blossom, playful peaking around corners, echoes in the distance and all around – a giggle of colors, riches of each petal’s artless glee, unfolding for all to partake. Glorious explosion of colorful laughter. Myriad of joyful expression; the wild flowers of my world.

beauty so joyous

ensuing laughter unfolds

flowering blossoms

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Thank you,
Penny

Autumn – the leaf sprite

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The Leaf Sprite

A swirling flurried arrival, her Autumn entrance known to all,

Burnishing hosts of tossing leaves in multicolored hues of fall.

Golden rich her nature – sharing yellows, reds and brown,

‘Midst cooling crisp fall mornings, the leaf sprite makes her rounds.

By Penny L Howe, 2014

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A very lovely Sunday/Monday to all. For those in the world enjoying a change to cooler weather, I wish you a gorgeous autumn day!

Bless us all for the richness which nature provides us daily, we must protect her!

~ Penny

 

Fantasies of Autumn – Haibun!

There is a place, hidden from everyday view, my mind wanders there frequently – The “Other Place” – where reality lies suspended. A retreat into the world of pure Imagination. A calm from the storm and a safe haven. Both balm and catalyst to those of creative natures. I’ll introduce you more fully to my Other Place later on, but for today, a brief glimpse:

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Autumn Fantasy

vibrant and rich
yellow, red, orange, tan, brown
kaleidoscoping
 

… Autumns arrival.

Fall fairies abound, pixies, brownies and the like, woodland creatures. Seasonal changes find them everywhere painting our landscape with colors of autumn. My favorite creature is the “Sprite of Leaves”. Gloriously fluid, she performs her acrobatic dance in whirl winds. Spiraling leaps with twists and turns as she glides across the land. She is glorious isn’t she?

 
leafy sprite dancing
vibrant colorful myriad
autumn sensations
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Thank you,

~ Penny

 

Rainbows II

A follow-up to my last Rainbow post: Thank you Cat Forsley for reminding me of how we felt about rainbows when we were children. Let’s be children again and enjoy this Youtube *video by Hoopla Kidz:

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*For kindle subscribers go to
Youtube and search for Rainbow Colors Song.

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Stay Cool, and remember to view the potentials of life as prisms of colors – reflecting hope, like the rainbow!

~ Penny

Penny L Howe

The colors of your life

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There are those days, aren’t there? Something seems missing. Can’t quite put your finger on it, or maybe you can.

When missing the richness of colors in your life, time to grab a box of crayola’s (colored crayons) and start coloring again for all you are worth.

Life isn’t easy, you know, and just about the time you think it is, it will sneak up and catch you unguarded.

That’s when you need those beautiful colors of life more than ever. The colors of joy, of musical sounds, nature, physical contact (hugs are huge), smiles and laughter being shared, all of it.

When your happiness indicator, like that of an automobile, is saying you need a fill up, remind yourself of all those colors of life that fuel and give reason – to the why you’re alive. Let them overflow and spill out into your heart.

You lucky you, you have so much to be grateful and thankful for. Remind yourself today, right now! Does a body good (and the heart too!)

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Happy weekend everyone, I hope, as with myself, it is one filled with happiness and joy for you.

~ Penny

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No admission fee to enjoy natures beauty

The Flowers of Springtime.

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When spring arrives the glorious confection of multicolored flowers take my breath away. A wealth of beauty.

Vision to be gazed upon and enjoyed. Available at no cost to the beholder. No admission ticket.

The only thing required is taking the time (even during our busy days) to view this visible feast of colors created from the loving hand of Mother Nature. Now available (for a limited time) to viewing audiences, of all ages, everywhere.

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Spring – Mother Nature’s Masterpiece

Dazzling delightful, flushed colors so gay

Arraying enchantment, you’ve brought to my day.

Most glorious and splendid, just newly arrived

Heavenly the vision, for all that survived.

Lovely and joyous, this colorful array

Lavish disregard,for the color of gray.

splendid and silky, blending divine

A rainbow of colors

The view – quite sublime.

~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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Make today a good one, thank you for visiting,

~ Penny

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This post brought to you by the color Brown!

The deeply rich or mellow color of brown. Brown is one of the textures of our life! From the time we can crawl and get muddy to climbing the brown trunks of trees. One of the shades of our hair and eyes. Drinking the brews of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, all brown! So I now present to you one of the significant colors in our lives.

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Brown feathers of a bird – so lovely!

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beautiful brown eyes

Beautiful, beautiful brown eyes!

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chocolate cake

Yum!

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the brown door

The brown door!

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rock

Flowing mellow shades of color!

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textures and shades

the textures of earth!

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wonderful dirt

Dirt, the perfect playmate!

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so many browns

So many different browns, glorious!

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wild animal

Simply beautifully brown!

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tea

Cup of tea, anyone?

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dog

He’s gorgeous!

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seeds

Nature’s seeds

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I’m sure you’ll agree brown is one of the main colors of our life. I hope you enjoyed the photo’s!

~Penny

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This post is brought to you by the color Purple!

What is it about the color purple? A color of passion, exotic, alluring, and a favorite color for many. Here then is the magnificent color Purple.

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Amethyst – This piece of quartz is about one foot long and 8 inches wide.

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My birthstone, this was given to me for a birthday present by my son. And yes, I do treasure this stone.

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Purple Satin

Seduction!

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a composition of purple

a composition of purple

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The shades of Purple are fascinating, lending a mystic all their own.

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Red Cabbage, designs by the color purple

Red Cabbage, designs by the color purple

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Purple gives even cabbage an exotic look!

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Waterfall in the purple glow of a cavern!

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Breathtaking!

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flower

Delicately purple!

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Just gorgeous!

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abstract

Alluring bubbles!

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The flavor of purple in an abstract!

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Thanks for the visit,

~ Penny

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