Sunday, September 18, 2011

Magnificent Monday : Colours

Hi all and welcome to another Magnificent Monday:  a chance to kick of the week on a high note.

This week's theme is Colours, or for Americans- Colors!  


A blue sky, fields of golden sunflowers, snow covered mountains, feeling blue even, azure blue oceans,  rainbows or black and white photography- how would you interpret this week's theme?
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I am pleased to have a guest travel writer for this week's  event.
Red Oz Nomad, an Australian based traveller and I kicked of our sites around about the same time and we've been bouncing off each other since. Red Oz has a wonderfully written blog, Amazing Australian Adventures  with very detailed and interesting articles about all things Australian. I love her take on even that most mundane of things. Her writing makes you look at what may appear to be the the most uninspiring of places and reveal how to really see it as a traveller. Nothing is uninteresting if you stop and look, ponder, and reflect upon it: Red OZ Nomad shows us how. Love that quirky humour, a true Australian trait!


When I posted 'FavouRED OZ Things #1' a few weeks ago, I thought I was done! But, after I'd found the RED OZ things in #1, I started noticing RED everywhere – until another stanza of 'FavouRED OZ Things' doggerel sprang unbidden to my mind somewhere between Cunnamulla, Queensland and Cobar, New South Wales!!

A happy coincidence? I think not!! Not after promising Jim a guest post several weeks (HHHMMMmmm... no, make that 'months') ago!

So, thanx Jim, let's take it away!!

Deep RED rocky chasms;

RED Aussie missiles!

RED rugged roadways that stretch out for miles …


RED rural airstrips;


RED paint on Big Things -

The Aussie good cheer a great OZ RED wine brings …
Reg and Jim enjoying a Western Australian red courtesy Tourism Western Australia.



RED's sandy footprint;


Sunsets over water,


RED lighthouse tower – not just bricks and mortar!

RED Nomad OZ readers who say lovely things …"squawk."


Wondrous RED sand dunes – they make my heart sing!


RED danger signs,


When the roads are bad …


I look through my memories of FavouRED OZ Things – 'til RED stops me going mad!!

Am I just a one-trick pony? Head downunder to Amazing Australian Adventures and visit the marvellous land of OZ! You'll find FavouRED OZ Things #1 – but that's just the tip of the iceberg … there's entertainment, education, exotica, and escapism!

But before you go, leave some love for Jim in the comments – that way he just MIGHT invite me (or even YOU!) to fill the next guest spot!!
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Thanks Red, really appreciated.
BTW, the reader pictured above is a South African reader, but I'm sure you guessed that.

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43 comments:

BlogNostics said...

I see red!! Lovely images Red...

More colours or colors are represented in BlogNostics Poetry Room where Jim himself makes and appearance in Red lol come and enjoy

bn~Beat Room Colour Series

melissa said...

What a beautiful way to start the MM with a guest post... I like the red theme used here :)...I didn't know there was so much red to see in the world :)

I really appreciate it Jim :)...

Oh btw, I dyed my hair a bit of red yesterday...it looks fascinating ;)

AJ said...

That red rocky chasm is wonderful, Jim! It's blushing. :)

Nice to see your photo as well. In your FB profile, I thought you were holding up a cup of coffee!

Anyway, I posted an old link of my most colorful post. :)

Red Nomad OZ said...

Hi Jim! Thanx for the opportunity to guest post, and your kind words!! Also the great 'Aussie Red' and 'Red Reader' photos - I've always loved that hornbill ...

Look forward to reading other participants' take on colour too!

Thanx again, and have a great day!!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Me again! Love your idea so much I've linked up some more Aussie colour with my little Aussie Rainbow! Thanx again, Jim - you ROCK!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Jim, thoroughly enjoyed reading Reds Favourite Red things 2. I was a big fan of FRT 1 and I have to agree Red is a fantastic ambassador for the wonders and delights of the Australian Outback and being a city gal I am quite happy to live the experience vicariously through her experiences.

Jim said...

Hi AJ, I like that- the blushing chasms. Parts of the outback really are that red, and remind me so much of parts of Namibia.

Jim said...

Melissa, I gotta see you with red hair, a danger sign perhps?

Jim said...

Thanks Red Nomad Oz, Pleased to have you on here ...at last! I think the photos are marvellous.

Jim said...

Hi PerthDailyPhoto,
Perhaps we all meet up sometime in Perth.?
I may know 1st Oct if I am selected for a competition that may take me over to WA on a volunteer project just south of Broome so will be passing through Perth!

Nancie said...

I remember traveling in Australia 30 years ago, and was amazed at how red everything was, and loved it.

Linda ~ Journey Jottings said...

Thought I'd counteract the Red Oz image with some GREEN Oz images!
0.3% of Oz has some amazing rainforest... Not what you associate with Oz at all!

Jim said...

True Nancie, and this article brings back great memories of travelling the Gibb River Road up north in Western Australia.
30 years ago so you have been getting around in that time I see!

Jim said...

Wow Linda, green OZ. Must be up top of Queensland? OK I'm heading over to check this out!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

First I Stumbled you - I always forget to say that. Red is my fave color so I esp. like your choice. Wonderful photos! I esp. like you and your friend Reg drinking red wine - it's a great photo of two buddies having fun. Next would be the lighthouse - that is magnificent! The POV and the red of the bricks against that blue sky are marvelous. Then comes the red sand dunes with someone standing on top waving - the person helps you realize how big the dunes must be. Great job all the way around! I posted mine about 15 minutes early so I can go to bed and sleep in tomorrow morning lol.

Jan said...

What a great post, love the red. And the sense of humor. I especially like the footprint. Thanks Mr. Red Oz for the post.

Jim said...

Yep, I linked in with a few photos taken one afternoon in Chobe, Botswana. As the afternoon progressed, the sun came out and the lighting completely changed everything.

Alessandra said...

Maybe it has nothing to do with this, but since I posted something very GREEN today I put the link in. But I am not sure if I need to write something in my post too, and what, please advise :-)

Ciao
Alessandra

Mica said...

Love this Magnificent Monday of yours. I loved all the red photos, what a great idea for a colors post.

Nomadic Samuel said...

Red is a beautiful colour :)

JP Brandano Photography said...

Great guest post Red is such a exciting color!! The red sand reminds me of Arizona!! That bird is one ugly bird lol




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Manzanita said...

Thanks Jim, for hosting Red.
Red, That 1st photo is an open invitation to "come on in." All the brilliant color draws us right in. I like the way you chose a picture with red from all different categories. Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Alfandi said...

beautiful collection of red photos..especially of the dunes..

Jim said...

Hi Alessandra, yes would be nice for everyone linking in to just edit in a note in their post to say your submitting this as your article to Magnificent Monday. I'll publish a reminder to everyone next time. It's all about spreading your site's awareness and attracting new readers so it is a two way thing.
Thanks for the wild onion tips.

Jim said...

Hi Mica. Glad you love 'RED!'.

Jim said...

Hi Samuel.Thanks, Got a post you can link in?

Jim said...

Hi JIM> Don't knock that bird...he's a lovely character. He came right up as I was photographing him and pecked my camera as if to say "Pay for the pics mate!"

Jim said...

I like that first photo to Manzanita, but have a look at what's below it...just about to blast up through that chasm!

Jim said...

Thanks Alfandi. You got some great colour photos you can link in...just been looking at your site.

Mark said...

Great post well done to all.

Veronica said...

Hi from your newest follower! Thrilled to find all this eye candy and in my favourite colour (south african colour) too! I love her writing as well! Am a newby all round so learning loads from everyone! Loving these pics of the chasms and the road and and...sigh

Veronica

Rae Walter said...

Love the post Red and Jim. Am sure I will now start seeing RED everywhere!

Grace said...

I love the color of the red earth! Awesome photos Jim.

Courtney Mroch said...

LOVE the photos! As usual. Red always has the best photos and most interesting perspectives of OZ. Great post!

Frankie G said...

G'day from FrankieG. Thanks for the invite. I have just added my URL to your links.
REDS red post got me thinking. Just like RED, my thinking goes something like this, Hmmm! So I had a look back through my blog and even the photos which did not make it to the blog. Perhaps I should have a RED theme day. I already have a RUSTY STUFF theme, a CHURCHES theme, a PUBS theme, a DRIFTWOOD theme and a WILDLIFE theme. I have lotsa red photos.
Hmmm! again.
Thanks again.

Frankie G said...

Just added my blog URL to your links.
Thanks.
Just like red I have a Hmmm! when thinking.
Perhaps I could add a RED theme day. I already have a WILDLIFE, PUB, RUSTY STUFF, CHURCHES and DRIFTWOOD theme days.
Hmmm! Looking back over my blog I have lotsa red photos and many more in my collection.
Hmmm! Perhaps I could.
Thanks again.
FrankieG.

Leif Harum said...

Great pictures. I guess there is a lot of iron in the rock and sand in OZ? I really want to see that for myself one day.

Red Nomad OZ said...

@Blognostics - Great song, huh!! I dropped by but am overawed by the poetry - a far cry from my rip off from the Sound of Music ...
@Melissa - Can't speak for the rest of the world, but plenty more RED to come in OZ! And you've got redder hair? You GO girl!!
@AJ - It's Standley Chasm in Central OZ near Alice Springs! For about an hour when the sun is overhead, you get those great colours!!
@PDP - We'll have to stop meeting like this ... thanx for your kind words and supporting my guest post! Oh ... and Jim too, I guess!

Red Nomad OZ said...

@Nancie - It's still just as good, if not better! Come & see for yourself!! But failing that - plenty more OZ RED on my blog ...
@Linda - Good plan! That way those who aren't really keen on RED won't be put off visiting ...
@Mari - The lighthouse bricks were especially made to fit the circular design! It's unique!! Southern Yorke Peninsula, South OZ, has many natural wonders!
@Jan - Actually, it's MS Red OZ!! Glad you liked it!!
@Alessandra - Loved your GREEN! Hope you liked my RED!
@Mica - Would you believe it was a coincidence??!! I'm doing a 'FavouRED OZ Things' series, and thought I'd lend the 2nd one to Jim for a guest post!!

Red Nomad OZ said...

@Nomadic Samuel - You got that right, my friend!! Plenty more of that downunder here in OZ!!
@JP - Thanx!! And the RED of OZ is like no other. Don't believe me?? Come on down & see for yourself!!
@Manzanita - thanx for joining in, my friend!! See above for explanation of the Chasm - it's magnificent!!
@Alfrandi - The dunes are SO my favourites they're the banner pic on my blog!!
@Mark - Fancy meeting you here! Thanx for the kind comment!!
@Veronica - Thanx so much, and glad you've discovered another great blog! I'm a big fan of Jim too! See you round!!
@Rae - The more you look, the more you'll find!! That's my theory anyway, and it's pretty easy to prove in OZ!
@Grace - Plenty more where these came from downunder here in OZ!
@Courtney - Thanx for dropping in, girlfriend!! Of course with fab comments like that, you're welcome anywhere, anytime!!!
@Frankie G - Glad you found your way here, it's where ALL the best people hang out!!
@Leif - Yes, and also in the mud and dust!! If you REALLY want something you can generally make it happen :)

C.W. Bush said...

Love the shots in here. I never really thought of Australia as 'red' in so many ways.

Would love to do a guest post for you sometime mate.

Gladys | ByahengBarok.com said...

Great shots! I love the sunset over water and red light house tower. I'm a wanna-be travel and landscape photographer so it's great to see photos like this to inspire me :)

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