Thursday, September 3, 2009
Shades of Orange
Although the garden lilies were finished a couple of weeks ago, their wild cousins came into their glory just about a week ago. Both a wild true lily and a wild day lily in rich shades of orange rose above the grasses and weeds in the untamed parts of the campground.
It made me wonder about the color orange in nature, whether this brilliant contrast in a sea of green, was a strategy for pollination? At any rate, I never cared too much for the color orange until I began to appreciate these wild beauties. Now, in line with this inspiration, there are new pieces in progress on the work bench here that incorporate both carnelian and red agate as a wearable version of rich warm orange.
On another note, a sincere thank you to everyone who voted for my blog and an invitation to folks who didn't yet to click on this link to cast a vote for WillOaks Studio as a "best blog" in the "other" category. Voting is open until the end of September, so please bear with me if I mention it a few more times!
And on the subject of supporting fellow bloggers, the folks at Vanilla Seven are also participating in a best of blog vote for Nuffnang Blogger Awards Contest. I encourage you to check their blog of beautiful photography, and please cast a vote for them by following the directions posted here. One set of directions for readers to vote, another for fellow bloggers who wish to get a little more involved and earn some linky love and EC credits. Go ahead, check this out!