Over 50s Lifestyle

Orange – what’s not to love?

September 6, 2020
sunday stills

This week’s prompt for Sunday Stills is Orange . Terri from Second Wind Leisure hosts Sunday Stills each week with a prompt. So I thought I would give it a try. I’m not sure if this will be a weekly thing for me as I’m not a great photographer but if the prompt fits I’ll do it!This week Hugh from Hug’s Views and News is the host! When I saw the prompt it immediately reminded me of my very good friend, Debbie Harries from Deb’s World. Deb’s favourite colour is orange and you will get the idea if you look at her website and the clothes she wears.

If you want to stand out from the crowd – wear orange!

Deb From Deb’s World
The Ekka

I also love orange because it makes me feel happy. Different colours have different meanings so I decided to research the meaning of ‘Orange”.

The Meaning of the Colour Orange

  1. Joy and Creativity, vibrant and flamboyant are all words used when researching the meaning of the word.
  2. Orange promotes general well-being and emotional energy, compassion, passion and warmth.
  3. If feeling down, Orange will lift your spirits and help us overcome disappointments
  4. Studies show that orange can create physical effects such as increasing hunger, socialization, activity, mental activity, oxygen supply to the brain.

Orange represents the Sacral chakra or Svadhisthana. This is the second of the seven primary chakras and deals with pleasure and emotionality.

It is located about three inches below the navel and can encompass the sexual organs. The orange colour of the Sacral chakra gives us hints of its creative, sensual nature 

Orange is also found in fruits, vegetables, nature and Halloween. Autumn leaves, represent the changing of the season and so Orange can be perceived as a colour of transition.

Orange can represent beware!

This artwork is in the foyer of my apartment building

What is your favourite colour? Do you know the meaning?

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22 Comments

  • Reply Debbie Harris September 6, 2020 at 18:48

    Oh I’m so glad you have joined in again Sue and thanks for the shout out! I love your meanings of orange and agree with each of them. And your orange shots are great. I love orange in everything!! I’ve actually recycled an old Sunday Stills post with orange as the theme and added to it. I couldn’t let this one go!! https://debs-world.com/2018/10/28/the-gorgeous-colour-orange/

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 7, 2020 at 10:15

      Thanks Deb, I always think of you when I hear, see or read about Orange! xx

  • Reply suzanne vosbikian September 6, 2020 at 23:13

    Sue, this is an excellent presentation of the color orange. I especially love that you took the time to explain what the color represents. I am more of a pale peach kind of gal, when it comes to wardrobe, but I do love orange in nature. The photo of you with the icecream is perfect!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 7, 2020 at 10:14

      Thanks Suzanne, I wanted to try something different and it seems to have worked. I do love Orange and it just brings joy to my soul. the ice cream photo was taken a couple of years ago at our Royal Agricultural Show (The EKKA). The strawberry ice cream is a 30 year tradition and all proceeds from the strawberry sundaes have been donated directly to the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation and The Common Good. Have a lovely day. xx

  • Reply Donna Connolly September 7, 2020 at 07:27

    Hi, Sue – I’m delighted to see you joining in Sunday Stills agaain. Orange made me think fondly about Deb as well.
    My favourite colour is pink. According to Bournecreative.com, pink symbolizes: romance, charm, femininity and tenderness. I was hoping for something a bit deeper, but that’s all that I could find on a quick Google search! 😀

  • Reply Jennifer Jones September 7, 2020 at 08:38

    Your orange photos are grey Sue. Orange is such a lovely bright happy colour. I’m really enjoying the #sundaystills photos.

  • Reply Hugh W. Roberts September 7, 2020 at 19:43

    Thank you for joining me for this week’s Sunday Stills, Sue. And thank you for researching ‘orange’ and giving us some insight into it. The sunset photo and the one of the autumn leaves are vibrant. I can’t help but smile when looking at them.
    And, like you, I also like how you told us that orange can also act as a warning.

    It must have been great to meet up with Debbie. I’ve also had the meeting her in person when she attended the Annual Bloggers Bash in London a few years ago.

    Thanks again for participating.
    Wishing you a fun and wonderful week.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 13, 2020 at 13:45

      Hello Hugh lovely to meet you and thank you for your kind words. I’m not really a photographer and may not be able to participate each week but it was a fun project to work on. I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

  • Reply Yvonne September 7, 2020 at 22:56

    Beautiful photos! Orange is one of my favorite color. I love a bright orange lipstick. My face just lights up. Probably not a lipstick color for everybody but it works for me.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 13, 2020 at 13:48

      Thank you Yvonne, I love orange too! Orange lipstick is perfect for summertime and summer is coming where I live. x

  • Reply Erica/Erika September 8, 2020 at 12:54

    Wow, what a beautiful, bright and interesting post, Sue. It is nice to learn something new about Deb, too. Like you say, colours can make you feel happy. You have added interesting photos perfect for this week’s challenge. I especially love the smiles on you and Deb. xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 13, 2020 at 13:49

      Hi Erica, I’m not sure I can do the challenge every week but Orange reminded me so much of Deb that I just had to join in. xx

  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan September 10, 2020 at 12:09

    So happy to see your Sunday Stills post!! And you started with such a great prompt. Orange you glad?
    You captured some lovely orange finds. That sunset!! The flower. Evening the painting in the lobby. I
    find these photo challenges have me looking at the world more carefully and through a different lens.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 13, 2020 at 13:43

      Hi Leslie, not sure I can do the challenge each week but I enjoyed putting this post together. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. xx

  • Reply Shakti Ghosal September 10, 2020 at 22:19

    Delightful pictures . It is all about on’e attitude towards life, is it not?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 13, 2020 at 13:51

      It really does come down to attitude, Shakti, I agree.

  • Reply Joanne Tracey September 11, 2020 at 07:47

    Love your take on orange – and the little factoids too. As an aside, I really must use the word factoid more often. x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 13, 2020 at 13:52

      I’ve not heard of factoid but is sounds very intellectual! (Which you are of course, Jo) xx

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au September 13, 2020 at 17:09

    I missed this post Sue – you looked lovely in that orange top (and the icrecream looked pretty good too). Also got a smile out of you and Deb looking so colourful and gorgeous together.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 18, 2020 at 13:25

      The orange top I wore to the Ekka (Royal Exhibition Show) a couple of years ago and the strawberry ice creams are a tradition of the show. I think the photo of Deb and I was the first time we met IRL x

  • Reply Sue-Anne September 17, 2020 at 18:51

    Orange is such a great colour, isn’t it? It really stops you in your tracks. I chose it for SisterStay because it has a really vibrant positivity about it. Just looking at orange makes me happy.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric September 18, 2020 at 13:21

      It makes me feel happy too Sue-Anne! We can all do with feeling happy especially at the moment. xx

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