Alaska, Mexico and Beyond…

“One Journey Leads to Another”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

In Mexico the boldness of orange brightens every part of life – in fact I’m wondering if the Mexican people invented orange!

They love to….

LIVE IN IT

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WORSHIP IN IT

Church in Xalapa, Veracruz

Church in Xalapa, Veracruz

EAT and DRINK IT

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RIDE IN IT or ON IT

CREATE ART and DECORATION WITH IT

CELEBRATE WITH IT

Part of a light show projected onto a church front during Day of the Dead celebrations.

Part of a light show projected onto a church front during Day of the Dead celebrations.

OR JUST RELAX and ENJOY IT!

Sierra Norte near the village of Benito Juárez

Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time?

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16 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

  1. I recognize those tiles!

  2. Diane on said:

    Wow, thanks! I needed this infusion of color and, and could almost taste those oranges. I love the idea of a theme such as this. Keep up the good work, Marilyn!

  3. Wonderful post! Love all the Orange in Mexico!

  4. Alex Hurst on said:

    Orange is a really under-appreciated color. I really started liking it a lot more when I came to Japan and found out their egg yolks are orange (due to the diet) and much more tasty that way. 😉

    Gorgeous shots, as always.

  5. Thanks. Funny about the egg yolks – in some places of Mexico the chickens are fed marigolds, which is a very plentiful flower here because it’s used for many purposes, one of them being to turn the yolks more orange!
    My son and his wife, who live in Australia, just returned from a snowboarding/cultural tour in Japan. They loved it, and are hoping to go again!

  6. What a wonderful collection of orange photos. My favorite among them is: Church in Xalapa.

  7. The colours in these photos are so amazing.

  8. Beautiful! I thought the Dutch knew about orange, but that’s only a couple of days per year. In Mexico it is year round!

    • In the Netherlands isn’t there an orange day or orange and green? I can’t remember the reason, what is it about?
      Yes, it’s year round vibrant color in Mexico. Most of the buildings are made of cement, so the walls beg not to be gray, so why not bright yellow, fuchsia, intense blue with lime green trim, orange with blue trim…..the possibilities are endless!
      Women’s clothing, especially that of the indigenous people is also gorgeous and full of bright colors.

      • The King’s family is the House of Orange, King’s day is completely orange and with all regional and international sports games, the Dutch will be dressed in orange.

  9. Thanks! A young woman from the Netherlands attended our college in Alaska a few years ago, and I remember her showing us photos of everyone dressed in orange. It was quite festive!

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