Sunday, June 8, 2008

colour my world

Sit in reverie, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), poet


chicago's classic 1970 tune "colour by world" preformed in dortmund germany in 1982

photo: shop where colored ochre from the quarries is sold, roussilon in the luberon, france, october 2005

11 comments:

zquilts said...

That photo about gave me apoplexy! Wow I'd like to go there and swoon !

Steve said...

Great photo! I always thought ochre was just, you know, ochre-colored!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

z - the colors of roussilon are definitely swoon worthy!

steve - they added color to the natural ochre...actually I don't know if I'm using the correct words to describe what's for sale (and I didn't snap a picture of the sign to refresh my memory) ....but this stuff is from the quarries where they pull out the ochre out.

o·cher or o·chre
n.
1. Any of several earthy mineral oxides of iron occurring in yellow, brown, or red and used as pigments.
2. A moderate orange yellow, from moderate or deep orange to moderate or strong yellow.

Lee's River said...

gorgeous colors, gorgeous pic, petite souris.

Aileen said...

Love this photo!

When I clicked and the page, and the photo popped up, it simply made me smile!

Randeep said...

What a stunning picture! I am toying with the idea of dyeing fiber once I get good enough at spinning.

Thanks for a lovely (and much needed) night of companionship and conversation yesterday.

intact said...

omg i'm going to find that place one day & lay on the floor & never leave.

d. chedwick said...

it really is a gorgeous picture.

lettuce said...

its wonderful

Ernest de Cugnac said...

you have quite an eye, mouse. and i mean more than the eye we see peeking out of your pic.

WAT said...

What a great pic. It goes without saying, but the colors are indeed quite purty.