The Hue of Me

What a surprise to discover that I chose such pale tones for this challenge! All my life my colours have been bright, multicoloured rich rainbow tones. Although my favourite colour is green, I have always worn bright clothes, reds, oranges, blues, purples, and greens. So I started to look through my photo library for the colours that expressed ‘the hue of me’ today, imagining all those strong bird and flower colours from recent posts, but that is not what jumped out. This is the hue of me today. Click on any image to scroll through the slide show.

Reflecting on my choices I wonder where this paleness comes from; a little tiredness after a very hectic week of exercise, organising, socialising, playing with a four year old; or a general pallor from the medical treadmill that hopefully finishes in less than a week with the extraction of a tooth which will allow the removal of a pocket of infection from deep inside my lower jaw; or is it something else entirely, such as an attraction to the soft golds, silvers, blues and luminous whites of inner bliss? Who can tell?

What colour are you today? Would you like to discover by joining in the Weekly Photo ChallengeFor this challenge, we want to keep it simple: share a photograph with a prominent color (or assortment of colors) that reveals more about you. It could be a symbolic, meaningful shade; a color that expresses how you currently feel; or a combination of colors that excites you and tells a visual story, says Cherie Lucas Rowlands.

For something more like I expected to be ‘me’ see Gilly’s post!

15 thoughts on “The Hue of Me

  1. Sometimes it’s nice to relax and immerse in gentle hues, a way of recharging the batteries. My hue of the day came in the form of a new bright blue handbag, which I’d seen in similar but more expensive style during the week and must have embedded itself in my subconscious, as an affordable version crossed my path today, and despite walking away from the shop 3 times, it came home with me. It’s the colour of my longing for summer, I think.

    • sounds lovely, blue is so refreshing and uplifting, like a clean slate! I am definitely in need of battery recharge tonight, so staying home while S goes out partying 🙂

  2. These are lovely colours Christine, subtle and peaceful. It sounds as if you’re in need of stilness, but I can visualise the coil of jute unwinding, releasing, making gentle boundaries around whoever is next to emerge. Thanks for what you said about me, I’ve been having muted days recently and days when I’ve boiled over!

    • I am tired in quite a few dimensions right now, so staying home and recharging now … just too much on, and new grandchild in Paris where there have been a few difficulties and late night phone calls … I think that coil is important, stay close now, but ready to unwind! How is your new granddaughter?

  3. Its interesting how we can be surprised at ourselves…when we get a task to ponder and reflect upon what’s “Me”. I think we should do that more often. Even if we of course change with moods and seasons for example, it’s good for us to try to find out…I will try this weekend too.

    Loved your photos, and I think I can see you!

  4. Interesting choice of colours Christine. I think you are right about our “hue” changing depending on how we feel. I’m still reflecting on mine, nothing immediately springs to mind

  5. il mondo è bello perché è fatto di molte sfumature, ed ognuna di loro arricchisce il nostro sguardo
    immagini bellissime

    the world is beautiful because it is made of many nuances, and each of them enriches our gaze
    beautiful images

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