August 24, 2012

Capture the Color

I was honored when Catherine at La Mémoire Vive nominated me to participate in Travel Supermarket's Capture the Colour Contest. The challenge is to post five photos, each featuring one of the following colors: blue, green, yellow, white, red. Each photo should include a caption featuring links and sensory memories. Here are my choices. With the exception of the last photo, all of these pictures were taken with my iPhone.

BLUE: Hydrangeas in Chatham 
Cape Cod, Massachusetts - 2010
  • Sight: Stunning blue hydrangeas bordering weathered cedar shakes
  • Sound: Seagulls screeching and seals barking
  • Smell: Fresh sea air
  • Taste: Friday night lobster boils
  • Touch: Cold, hard sand under my bare feet
GREEN: Vineyards at Hillebrand Winery
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario - 2011
  • Sight: Lovely landmark hotels and horse-drawn carriages 
  • Sound: The deafening roar of the majestic Niagara Falls
  • Smell: Fragrant blossoms in the impeccably manicured gardens
  • Taste: Crisp whites and syrupy Ice Wines
  • Touch: The cool spray of the Falls on your skin
YELLOW: A lock with our initials: M<3E 
on Le Pont des Arts, Paris - 2011
  • Sight: Expressions of love, the spires of Notre Dame, the Ile de la Cité
  • Sound: The clicking of padlocks and camera shutters
  • Smell: The dampness of the Seine 
  • Taste: Fresh baguettes and delectable pastries
  • Touch: Creaking wooden footboards, cold metal keys tossed into the river
WHITE: Sailing off of Newport, Rhode Island 
(taken at the Castle Hill Inn, 2009)
  • Sight: A live postcard of New England 
  • Sound: Wet sails snapping in the wind, "Coming about!"
  • Smell: Freshly mown lawns
  • Taste: Salty spray and tart limes
  • Touch: Hard, slouching Adirondack chairs
RED: Our wedding - Nobel Victory Memorial Chapel 
Delafield, WI - July 22, 2005
  • Sight: Smiles and tears, my husband's handsome face 
  • Sound: Ode to Joy, Canon in D, Ave Maria, The Prayer, "I do!"
  • Smell: White roses and stephanotis
  • Taste: Sweet white icing and bubbly Champagne 
  • Touch: Soft embraces
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The Capture the Colour Contest encourages participants to nominate five bloggers to continue the project. These women are wonderfully observant and creative. I hope they will share their lovely, colorful photos! A big merci  to Catherine for nominating me! Visit Catherine's charming blog, La Mémoire Viveto view her beautiful photos.