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!

11 comments:

Dr. Lauren said...

I don't particularly care for orange flowers, but I love the form with these. They are vivid, yet still delicate.

One Creative Queen said...

I just wanted to let you know I'm on my way to vote - but I had to let you know how stunning your pictures are. I LOVE these - lilies are my favorite, but even your other pictures lately have been awesome. Thanks for sharing them. I don't have a garden, so it's nice to see the flowers others have. I could look at these pics all day! xx

BeadedTail said...

Those flowers are so pretty! Your photos are always so gorgeous!

Reese =^..^= said...

Oh, meowee! Those are gorgeous. Did you know that the www.photohunters.com theme for tomorrow is Orange....at least I think that's what it said over there, you may want to double check. Anyway, just wanted to say "hey". Entrecard is being whacky and I'm not able to drop for some reason?! Anyway, I'll be back to drop if they get it figured out today.

Dorothy L said...

Absolutely divine.
Very nice.
Thank you!

Shinade aka Jackie said...

I think they are heavenly and your shots are glorious!!

i too am going to mention VS'S contest in my post on Sunday. He just popped in today and said he is doing the same for me. They are wonderful over there and always have such lovely photos.

Now I am off to vote for you again. Please keep reminding us or I will forget!!

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!:-)

Reese =^..^= said...

Oh, geez! It's me again. Just wanted to say that the actual addy for Saturday's Photo Hunters (if you're interested)is www.tnchick.com. Sorry about the wrong info above.

tahtimbo said...

Those are fantastic photos! The angle of the first one is amazing. Also, just to let you know, I voted for you. Good luck:)

WillOaks Studio said...

Hey Reese, thanks for that tip!! I'll be checking into it...maybe it's a little game I could get into! Hey Jackie so cool you can cross promote the blogs with VS--I really enjoy their photography on that blog! Dr. Lauren, One Creative Queen, Beaded Tail, Reese, Jackie and Dorothy--thanks so much for the compliments on my flowers and photography!! I'm so happy that you enjoy it all! And thanks for your votes and for dropping by--have a lovely weekend one and all XXOO, K

Nancy said...

I've always been fascinated with your pairing of flowers and jewelry. Not sure if it is intentional or subconscious for you, but, I really want to do a post (if it is OK with you) on the subject. I would want to run it tomorrow as my Sunday Seller Spotlight post if you agree:)

Icy BC said...

Stunning lily pictures! I love the color on these flowers.

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