Colour Your World: Beaver (-Coloured Toad)

beaver_9f8170Day 18 of Colour Your World: Beaver 9f8170, hosted by Jennifer Nichole Wells.

Thank you, Jennifer and thank you all for visiting.

What do you mean, I don’t look like a beaver? Of course I don’t! I’m a common toad after all. I’m hopping mad, because Mr Grahame took my driver’s license away. Now I have to use my four limbs to get from A to B, e. g. from horse-pond to Toad Hall. BTW – Mrs Brown, you’ve got a lovely son!

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Colour Your World: Atomic Tangerine

atomic_tangerine_ffa474Day 17: Colour Your World: Atomic Tangerine ffa474

Why this shade isn’t called atomic grapefruit (after the pink pulp, not the peel) escapes me. I could imagine a mushroom cloud in many shades of citrus fruits, ranging from yellow to almost red.

Let’s have a look at my image collection then. I fear I already used all orangey ones by now – so far it’s been quite an orange-parade or orangeade in a manner of speaking.

Ah – I just remembered the lion shaking the tangerine tree at the museum! (I know it’s really an orange-tree, but who cares?)

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It wasn’t until I visited the Friesenmuseum at Wyk that I became aware of just another nautical tradition. In the past, proud sea-going vessels were not only adorned with figurheads at the prow. The sterns were also quite something to look at!

I was amazed to read about this giant *chopping board* on the wall and thought what the heck? Then I realised I had only misread Hackbrett for Heckbrett, so it actually meant a carved board fixed to the stern. One lives and learns as far as nautical terms go.

The lion with the cute little boompje was obviously retrieved from a Dutch vessel. The fruits could do with a little touch-up, but I hope you’ll take my word for it that once they must have shone brightly. As for the Crayola colour for today – what was it again? A whiff of orange/tangerine? Sorry, sinaasappel? 🙂 The atomic tangerine hue is reflected on the walls, of course.

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Colour Your World: Mango Tango

mango_tangoDay 16 Mango Tango, But what about fandango?

Part of Jennifer’s photo challenge Colour Your World

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Colour Your World: Copper

Day 15 Copper dd9475 copper_kupfer_dd9475

Part of  Colour Your World: Copper hosted by Jennifer Nichole Wells

If pale can have a whiter shade, I gather that this one named copper can have a darker shade, too?

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I found this sculpture adorning Brahms Kontor, wondering who this is supposed to be. Probably not a typical hanseatic merchant, because he’s clutching a book. A scholar? Franz Kafka perhaps? No, too far-fetched. Please follow this link for a different POV.

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Sunday Trees 270 – Which Way – Ambience

Part of Sunday Trees 270 – thanks you, Becca Givens!

Part of Which Way photo challenge – thank you, Cee Neuner!

Part of WPC: Ambience – c/o The Daily Post!

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WPC: Ambience – County Cork

View from Dunboy Castle ruins, Beara peninsula, Eire.

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It was a rare view on that day, because the rain never let up for more than fifteen minutes.

Part of WPC: Ambience

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Colour Your World – Orange

orange_ff7538Day 13 Part of Colour Your World: Orange, hosted by Jennifer Nichole Wells. Thank you for looking.

Orange again. This square might seem just as bright in an aquarium with the same light effects.

Any idea what this fish is called? I’d really like to know. Thanks in advance! 🙂

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