Photo-A-Day: Orange

My kids suggested I should take a photo of carrots, because ‘Harry likes carrots’. Can you guess I have a house filled with One Direction fans? I just rolled my eyes and thought of something else.

Orange is not one of my favourite colours. I don’t like it on clothes, or on furniture, or paint or … basically anything indoors. But I don’t mind it so much in nature. Especially in Autumn. This is the time when all the deciduous trees begin to drop their leaves and lots of vibrant colour displays down all the local streets.Β  Just magical!

But it is interesting to note that most deciduous trees are not native to Australia. I suppose they were brought in by our early immigrants who wanted a taste of home, perhaps so they wouldn’t feel so far away. If they looked out of their cottage windows and saw the orange leave, they could probably imagine their old home to be just around the corner.

Now those deciduous trees are everywhere. It is hard to imagine a landscape with only green leaves in every direction, they are part of us now. I suppose that is how a new culture is created to, as parts of each nationality’s home is integrated into their new land and society. After two hundred odd years of added ingredients, we now have the multiculturalism that is Australia. And I am proud to call it home. πŸ™‚

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Published in: on 19th April, 2012 at 6:30 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. Like you, I’m not much of a fan of orange, unless it’s a street carpeted with autumn leaves. My Beloved has even taken me on a picnic where we bagged up fallen leaves for the compost and garden. I love the last tinge of green in that russet leaf. So, so cool. πŸ™‚

    • See, I knew you loved autumn! I love the crunch of dry leaves underfoot as well — even though they are a bit messy! πŸ™‚


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