Friday, April 27, 2012

Xanthic

I thought for a moment the letter X had me stumped for the A-Z Challenge. Then I found this:

Xanthic: Of or pertaining to a yellow colour, or to one of those colours--except green--in which yellow is a constituent. For example, scarlet, orange, etc.

I have no idea where I took this photo. Perhaps in a public garden somewhere (nothing so glorious would grow in my garden). I love the colour.


What’s your favourite colour? (mine is purple) 

Note: For the month of April during the A-Z Challenge I am pausing from my usual blogging theme of writing and social media tips. Instead I hope to share with you my photography. Much of it is inspired by the fabulous and helpful site, The Bookshelf Muse. Please check it out and enjoy.

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46 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love vibrantly colored flowers.

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  2. Great hibiscus photograph. In my teens, orange was my favorite color (and flavor.) Over the years my tastes changed and now green is my choice. Go figure! In hibiscus, though, red is the best color.
    http://gail-baugniet.blogspot.com Theme: A World of Crime

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  3. What a lovely photo! Pink is my favourite colour, but I'm particular as to the shade of pink: it has to be powder pink, like cotton candy, and not shocking fuchsia.

    But as the Hubster would say: pink is pink is pink. Men!

    J.C. Martin
    A to Z Blogger

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  4. My favorite color is purple, along with periwinkle.

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  5. bingo!
    my favorite color is yellow....almost every tone of yellow....but rather darker....

    '(by the way mam'am i myself wore braces for 4 years ..;-),,,

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  6. Love your photo. Gorgeous flower. My favourite .'non' colour is white. Love white flowers too!

    Denise

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    1. White is every colour... spin a colour wheel and see ;)

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  7. I'm rather fickle when it comes to favourite colour. At the moment it's green. Beautiful picture by the way!

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  8. Pink or red!! And this is a beautiful shot!! Yay! Take care
    x

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  9. Very nice photo!
    Favorite color? Black.

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  10. That is a great word. Love the looks of it.

    My favorite color is black. ;D

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  11. Pretty Hibiscus. Pink/red are my colours.

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  12. Great picture and X word. My daughter loved yellow when she was a baby. She collected things that were yellow and held onto them. She called them her "lellos."

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  13. Love the flower. My favourite colour is yellow! It's so happy.

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  14. Beautiful.

    I must be xanthically inclined, because deep garnet red is my favorite color.

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  15. I'm always dressed either in green (moss or pear green), dark violet or midnight blue :) I try never to wear or use black colour on me or around me.
    I also love transparent things, especially in plates, glasses, kitchenware....

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    1. in the case of transparent things, I love them even more if they sparkle ;)

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    2. oh, yes, we do love sparkle and glitter everywhere ;)

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    3. see, I knew there was a reason I liked you :)
      (apart from all the other reasons, of course)

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  16. Lynda - Thanks for the great word - it's new to me! Have a great weekend!

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  17. Ooh, a vocab lesson and a great photo. Excellent!

    I tell people my favorite color is burnt umber, but it's actually the not-quite-as-cool-sounding raw umber. Also, it turns out that umber is a type of fish, so my friends and I made up the color seared umber. True story.

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    1. lol, seared umber is cool.
      I'm guessing you are an artist or know an artist because usually burnt and raw umber are best known in the painting world.

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  18. Green. I love all shades of green.

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  19. Yellow and green are my favorites!

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  20. Orange and yellow are my zodiac colors and I adore them both!

    My bedroom was orange and yellow for sometime; I changed it this year to white and green.

    The orange and yellow had such a healing effect on me!

    Beautiful photo- Lynda!

    Have a great weekend!

    http://bettyalark.blogspot.com

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  21. Beautiful picture, Lynda. I love the hibiscus. My favourite colors are purple, white, brown and pink.

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous! Good shot, Lyn. :D

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  23. Lovely photo. My favourite is blue - blue skies, blue seas, and blue eyes.

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  24. Gorgeous photo! Funny that I should visit your blog today, because I'm posting on the color yellow for Y tomorrow. My favorite color... can I pick three? yellow, purple and green!

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  25. Your photo is splendid! There are hardy hibiscus that are easy--and astounding. "Copper King" gets pink flowers a foot across. It freezes back to the ground here in zone 5 (USA hardiness zone--that means it can survive to -20F or -29C).

    Interesting post on the X. It is a fun read--exploring what others have discovered to blog about, using the X as a prompt. :-)

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    1. yikes! It never gets that cold here in Sydney, thank goodness ;)

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  26. Nice word choice. That flower is superb.
    Your posts are always interesting.

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  27. Wow. Superb photo. It is glorious. Nothing like that would grow around here. We only have a 70 day growing season. :-O

    I'm attracted to blues and greens most.

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  28. Mine is green, but that pic is beautiful!!

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  29. Such a beautiful and vibrant color! Love the picture. I thought what you will come up with X- yet I was not disappointed!

    Riya

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  30. Gorgeous! :)

    My favourite colour changes with my mood - purple, blue, red, green... so many!

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  31. That picture is beautiful!! Interesting word as well. My favorite color is green, second favorite purple.

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  32. Lynda, it is a beautiful photo! stunning! it would look tremendous framed :)

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  33. That's a beautiful photograph!

    My favorite color is green.


    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

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  34. In one of my Athena stories, I named a nymph Xanthe. And yes, she was BLONDE.

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  35. What a clever use of the letter X-- I have to admit- this was a challenging letter for Blogging A to Z. I like a lot of colors- it depends on my mood. I do like purple, especially soft lilac shades.

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  36. I like the texture with these beautiful petals of soft colors, very nice.

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  37. That's a lovely shoe-flower---saffron-colored, I think :)

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  38. Xanthic. Learned something here. Pretty flower!

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