I went out the front door to walk down the driveway to the mailbox. I saw this Monarch butterfly flitting among the zinnias. When I came back from getting the mail he was still messing around in the flowers.
Realizing I had a photo op I hurried inside, got my camera, rushed out to where the zinnias are thriving, and snapped this photo. It is a tribute to the color orange: orange flower + predominantly orange butterfly = coolness.
[To be clear, this is a tribute to the natural occurrence of the color orange, not the peculiar shade of make-up worn by our so-called President. That orange is icky and weird. Like him.]
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For snorts and giggles I researched the color orange. Here are five fun facts to know and tell.
√ According to Smithsonian Magazine when it comes to crayons, “Crayola has at least 16 different names for what most of us would call ‘orange.'” [Link HERE]
√ According to Canva’s description of the meaning of the color orange, “it communicates activity and energy and encourages socialization.” [Link HERE]
√ According to Interactive’s description of people with an orange aura, they are: “Overall, thrill-seekers, daredevils, and people who tend to life in the fast lane.” [Link HERE]
√ According to Jewelry Shopping Guide’s description of orange gemstones, they symbolize: “joy, sunshine, warmth, creativity, happiness and a touch of the exotic.” [Link HERE]
√ According to Brides.com’s guide to wedding flowers, there are 19 orange or coral flowers you can use in your wedding palette. [Link HERE]
From this random research I’ve concluded that the butterfly in the photo is the color of the crayon named ‘Mango Tango’; he is social, an active and energetic thrill seeker who likes sunshine, creatively making himself happy, while visiting a flower not suggested for an orange wedding bouquet.
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While investigating the color orange I got thinking about favorite colors. Everyone has one– or at least I assume they do. I made this poll question hoping to find out which color is the most loved one among my gentle readers.
Answer the poll question, then chat about orange, or any color, in the comments below. I’d love to know your favorite color– and why, of course.