Thursday, August 5, 2010

Orange Ya Glad I Didn't Say...Orange?

Orange thrills me not at all

Except for, maybe, in the Fall

When leaves ignite to match the dawn

Then spill their colors on the lawn

To roll and rustle on the ground

With jack-0-lanterns all around.

I am not fond of orange a bit,

But candy corn is still a hit

And citrus, studded well with clove,

Rivals the fragrance of a grove.

A witching moon of orange hue

(I must admit) is pleasing, too.

I don't like orange much. It's true.

Except, of course, for when I do.


39 comments:

Shiju Sugunan said...

Excellent pictures. I am gonna follow you.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the rhymes and the beautiful pictures. I love orange leaves in the fall.

citymouse said...

Wonderful pictures! I love orange and these made me smile.

BECKY said...

Oh, thanks, Sue! The autumn leaves gave me a moment of coolness! :)

myorii said...

Cute little poem :) I love the pictures you chose for the color orange. Looks like orange is best suited for autumn and Halloween and Candy Corns!

Cannwin said...

Super fun! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face. :)

Momza said...

Sue you have read my mind...I am so ready for Fall...I love it! I love the crisp air, the shades of red and gold and ORANGE and rusty browns...I love love love the colors and feelings of Fall!! And I am so so ready for it this year!

Jingle said...

we got something similar,
but the last two images are stunning and I enjoyed them.
;)

Amy said...

All of these orange photos are making me go crazy with longing for fall! And halloween. I loved your poem, it made me laugh. And can fall just get here already? I vote we skip August. Nothing good happens in this month!

Viki said...

Sweet poem and pictures. I think a lot of people feel the same way about orange lol.

karen said...

Funny, because I had a fleeting thought the other day, wishing it were fall and time for Halloween. Then I felt guilty because I should enjoy summer while it's here. I love orange. It's, you know, my *color*.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

SO cute!!! I loved this!

We painted our kitchen "Terra Cotta" a few years ago and it is SO orange (screams orange) that I think almost everyday, "Ugh. I want to paint my kitchen blue!" but alas, too much going on and there are other priorities.
Maybe I should just stud some oranges with cloves and put them in a bowl in my kitchen. I love oranges with cloves. :)
This made me smile.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I loved your poem,Sue! I think I like orange because Halloween was one of my favorite holidays as a child (all that free candy!) and pumpkins make me smile.

RNSANE said...

Wonderful poem and pictures and,if you get Shiju Sugunan, one of my favorite of all photographers as a follower, yhou truly are special.

At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
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Jess said...

I'm so ready for fall, and Halloween and I get ahead of myself come August.

Mary said...

Great photos, such happy oranges~ love your poem too :-)

Jo said...

I just loved your photos and poem .... wonderful post!

Jill said...

You certainly pointed out the good in orange. But it does not belong on the walls in a home. I once went to a dentist who had orange walls in his office and I never went back again.

Sailing Simply said...

Very clever rhyme! I love it! I like the orange moon, cloves, and that orange grove photo the best! Such wonderful photos!

Darlene said...

Oh my gosh,Sue. I love your poem....who would think to get inspiration from the color orange? Not this girl, anyway. I loved it and I can see that lot of other people liked this post too.

I also have to tell you that reading this raised my spirits considerably, for which I am grateful, as I was feeling pretty low before. So thanks for that.

Katie Blacker said...

i like orange a lot. cool post.

Christy said...

darling poem...and stunning photos. I have a bit of an obsession with candy corn....all your photos make me long for fall

Pondside said...

Leaves - yes
moon - yes
candy corn - yes
That room......eeeeek!

Sue said...

I agree. That room is DEADLY!

=)

Joy For Your Journey said...

I liked the room. It made me want to eat a creamsickle. :-) The pictures were beautiful. I have never liked orange until this past year and now I love it. Not to wear, but I love it in other things.

I loved your poem. It was very cute.

easternsparkle said...

What a wonderful rhyme! Great photos too!

My name is PJ. said...

You are the queen of rhyme, meat and meter! Bet no one ever told you that before!!

Cheryl said...

The images you chose were a riot of color. I loved your clever verse. I don't like it either, except when I do.

Jackie said...

I haven't longed for fall once all day, until I read this.

Oh Sue. August needs to go away!

Terra said...

I drove my folks NUTS with that joke! Great pictures!

Christy said...

I have been told that joke almost daily for 19 years - and I always laugh -
I love your photos and the poem together are great!

Karen Mortensen said...

I didn't think I really liked orange until now. Beautiful pictures.

Michelle said...

I kinda feel sick reading this (even though it was great). I'm not ready for fall. Not yet. My kids are already growing too fast. Give me a few more weeks of summer to savor them. Please? ;)

Mumsy said...

I love the wording, pictures, and the feel of your post! Very nice..

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Your poem with the pictures was wonderful!

Jenny said...

Sue, this was incredible. I loved the entire thing, start to finish.

Your orange poem definitely kicked my orange poems butt.

Really, really awesome link!

Thanks for participating. You are really something!

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Orange has been more fun than I expected! Loved your photos. And, yes, you can have a piece of my peach pie...if only we were neighbors....I mean real neighbors and not virutal ones...ha.

K.C. said...

Love this!!! Thanks!

Em said...

Is it October yet??? Enough summer already!:-)

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