Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!
Historically, orange is associated with Protestantism and revolution. It also represents spirituality and is commonly worn by monks and holy men. In Budhism it is the colour of illumination, the highest state of perfection. In Confucianism, orange is the colour of transformation, whereas in Christianity it represents the sin of gluttony.
Complementary colour: Blue
Plants and flowers: California poppies, marigolds, dahlias, roses, butterfly weed, orange hawkweed, parrot’s flower, wood lily.
Animals: tiger, red squirrel, red fox, ruddy shelduck, iguana, Altamira Oriole bird, flame angelfish, koi carp, European red slug, leopard butterfly, costa rican poison dart frog, goldfish, orangutan, clown fish.
Foods: oranges (obviously) carrots, Red Leicester cheese, apricots, sweet potatoes, mangoes, paprika, curry powder (tumeric), cheesey doritos, orange juice, Tango/Fanta.
My Orange Polyvore Creations
Orange in Art
|‘Flaming June’ by Sir Frederic Leighton, 1895.|
|‘Midsummer’ by Albert Joseph Moore, 1887|
|‘The New Novel’ by Winslow Homer, 1877|
|‘Marie-Thérèse Durand-Ruel Cousant’ by Renoir, 1882|
|‘Landscape with House and Ploughman’ by Vincent Van Gough|