Saturday, June 28, 2008

Brenda's Photo Challenge

Joni from Just Joni is our hostess for Brenda's Photo Challenge today. She has picked the theme of orange for the challenge and I thought this was a fun challenge. I know I always say that but I really enjoy picking out photos for each of the challenges. I have a list on my sidebar for everyone that I know who is playing but go over to Joni's just in case I missed someone. Here are my three photos. Thanks Joni !
My first photo is when I was at Hilton Head Island a few weeks back and I couldn't sleep all night so I got up and went down to the beach and watched the sunrise. It was so beautiful and there was more orange in person then it shows in this photo. I took a bunch of photos and the sun itself was an orange color as it was coming up over the horizon. I have watched lots of sunsets but sunrises are spectacular!!
My second photo was on the same early morning as the first. The Koi fish were waiting to be fed as I walked back to the condo. They are so pretty and colorful. Click on either photo to see it better.
And this last photo I just took a few days ago. This was so funny because first I couldn't remember what this flower was called and I seen these flowers in so many yards as I was driving along but didn't think anyone would appreciate me pulling in their driveway to take some photos. So the other day I was meeting my Dad for lunch and I see this field full of these flowers, so I quickly pulled over and whipped out my camera and took this photo. And then after lunch I went to Krogers and what do I see there? Lots of pretty orange flowers that look just like this and they are called Daylilies. Hey, I knew that. LOL But I decided not to take photos of the Krogers flowers and keep my field one. I can't wait to see everyone's photos. Have a good one!!

33 comments:

Jeanne said...

Love your pictures Joan. That sunrise is beautiful, the only good thing about being up that early is the spectacular view you get. Koi are such a beautiful shade of orange and I just love daylilies. Enjoyed seeing your choices.

dabrah said...

A great collection of orange shots, Joan. My favourite is... well I just can't decide between the sunrise and the koi. The sunrise, I think, because it's one of those things that you would rarely see, how many of us aren't sleeping when the sun comes up?

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Like I said yesterday, your choice of the Koi fish is INSPIRED. They are so beautiful - a truly vibrant shade of orange.

The sunrise is beautiful. Almost makes me want to get out of bed earlier. lol Well - seriously - it makes me want to head to the east coast and sit on the beach so that I can see that sort of sunrise for myself!

And the daylilies, always a favorite. My step-mother gave me a clump of them a couple of years ago. Those things will grow and multiply like crazy - with no work required from me. My kind of plant. lol And your picture of the daylily is pretty, pretty, pretty.

I enjoyed participating in the challenge. Thanks for the encouragement!

Kari

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hiya Joan

I remember when you took that first photo..i love it.
The day lillies are soooo pretty....i love their name, makes them sound kind of free spirited i think....

Love Shann xx

Annie said...

Thanks Joan for your orange photos..they were great. Daylilies used to be my Mum's favorite flower! Love the goldfish! Annie

Sally said...

Oh, such beautiful pictures!! I love them all!! Great job, Joan! :)

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Joan, beautiful, beautiful pictures...
I loved them all..
I am having a good day. Thank you for being so kind and thinking of me..
Sending you love, Nita

P.s i hope your day will be good as well.

Brenda said...

What a beautiful sunrise!! You did a great job finding orange in your world! It's so much fun to see what you came up with.

Donna said...

Great photos! Love them all! That is a "natural" daylily, and you see them by the sides of country roads. We have a terrific assortment of hybrid daylilies. See the photos on my blog!

Rue said...

Gorgeous sunrise :)

Cute fishies too! I stumble on the names of familiar flowers too. On my blog I called Lilacs, lavender and then had to correct it. I'm such a dork LOL

Have a great day!!
rue

Bev said...

Hello Joan, indeed day lilies and sometimes you'll see shorter versions of them, in more formal areas, called Stelidoris (sp?). Very hardy, deer dont eat them which is a problem where I live, and they bloom forever! Lovely photos.

Cindra said...

Daylilies are one of my favorite flowers. They do come in all kinds of colrs, but the orange are the most prevalent. I have them in bright double yellow and burgundy and red. Great photos.

Irene said...

Love your pictures!! Especially because at this time next week - we will be on our way to HHI! So excited!!!

Those flower sort of look like Tiger Lilies. They grow in ditches along country roads. So pretty.

Joan said...

Lovely pictures. Sunrise is a lovely time. Pity I don't see them that often.

Jeanette said...

Oh that sunrise is beautiful!!! If only I could see that every day!!And you have daylilies, too! This was a great photo challenge. So many wonderful orange photos!

Donna said...

WhooHoo!! Pretty in here!! Love the beach sunset!!! And am So glad you kept the single daylily!! Beautiful!! How fun was This!!!LOL...Happy weekend!!hughugs

justabeachkat said...

Loved all the photos, epecially the sunrise.

Hugs!
Kat

photowannabe said...

A beautiful day started by an orange sunrise. Love all the shots. Joan I especially like your banner heading. Great chairs, so colorful.

Nonnie said...

i LOVED your photos....they really spoke to me....and kind of transported me to that lazy summer time....to just be!
my first time participating and enjoying it so much!
kimberly

Donna said...

I turn my back for 5 seconds and you turned your place into a Beach!!! Wonderful in here!! I Love the shells..AND The Chairs!!! Really Pretty!!!! Night sweetie!hughugs

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Orange you glad I stopped in?
I am!

Debbie said...

I always enjoy a bright beautiful orange sunrise at the beach! I know how orange it must have been LOL.

Great shots and I've enjoyed playing!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Dang, woman! I thought I'd clicked into the wrong blog! lol Your new background is so YOU - (Summer Maniac!) It actually looks very cool and refreshing. I like it. I was thinking about changing mine, but I've been too lazy. (It's the excessive heat, you know) :)

I'm doing a giveaway for my one year blogging anniversary - I've finally gotten the post up for it - come on over and enter when you get the chance.

Kari

Karen M said...

Great pictures!

Lille meg said...

Very nice photos of orange things!
Thank you for sharing.
Wish you a blessed week!

Just Joni said...

I love your photos and how you wrote about each one...very nice to just sit here and appreciate them all...I can't pick a favorite, they are ALL beautiful, I do however, think you have inspired me to get up early and watch the sunrise soon!

have a sweet afternoon ~

david mcmahon said...

Great selection, Joan.

Kellan said...

Beautiful orange photos!

Hope you had a good weekend - Kellan

Tracy said...

Alfred wants to build a koi pond in our yard. :) Very pretty pictures!

Mimi said...

love your orange photos...very clever combination...

Sharon Ellery said...

Love your photos. Sunrises are much more special - maybe because we don't see them as often as sunsets.

I was a little late posting my photos. Hope that you have a chance to visit.

Sharon

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Joan,
I love your new banner. It is so colorful.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Lille meg said...

Thank you for your kind comment!
No, you haven't missed my birthday, it hasn't been yet.
It is on wednesday, july 2.
But I am not at home by that time,
I shall travel together with two of my friends to Southern Norway.
I'll now take a little break from the bloging, becaue I'll be away for some days.
But next week I think I am back again.
Have a nice day!