Word-A-Week – Orange
“Orange is the happiest color.”
It’s amazing how many bloggers have responded to Suellewellyn’s Word-A-Week challenge “orange” by commenting that they’re not fans of the color. Count me among the many, as admittedly it’s not high on my list either. But like others, I have found a photograph that meets the challenge and is one of my favorites.
I made this photo after a violent thunderstorm at Bryce Canyon last summer. The sky was an incredible dark blue, and the hoodoos positively glowed in the evening light. It was the third evening we’d attempted to catch the sunset and I was determined that we would not leave until the storm abated. Fortunately, my very patient husband was willing to sit with me in our car for a few hands of gin rummy while we watched the storm rage for almost an hour. Not only was I rewarded with amazing light, but by then everyone else had pretty much given up, leaving me to shoot the canyon without the many tourists who’d been there an hour earlier. Truly a gift from heaven!