One Word Photo Challenge: Beige

Mussel shells and barnacles on the Oregon beach, 2014.

Mussel shells and barnacles on the Oregon beach, 2014.


Jennifer includes an interesting note about her color this week, ‘beige,’ in her post:

*As a side note, I looked up Beige on Wikipedia, and one of the variations is called ‘Cosmic Latte’ which is much more fun than the word beige.“Cosmic latte is a name assigned in 2002 to the average color of the universe (derived from a sampling of the electromagnetic radiation from 200,000 galaxies), given by a team of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University.”


Oregon, 2014

Oregon, 2014


Cosmic Latte” I like that idea a lot.  And it made me think of something much more down to Earth:  the sandy beaches which rim our oceans the world over.


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Pacific crab, Oregon, 2014


I’ve spent so many happy hours on beaches, that I decided a walk on the beach is the best way to respond to Jenny’s challenge this week.  I hope these photos recall happy memories for you as well.


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Lincoln City, OR September 2014


With Appreciation to Jennifer Nichole Wells for her

One Word Photo Challenge:  Beige




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All photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

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9 responses to “One Word Photo Challenge: Beige

  1. Pingback: One Word Photo Challenge: Strawberry | Jennifer Nichole Wells

  2. Beautiful words and wonderful pictures (but when is this not the description of your posts 😉 ). Thank you so much for sharing your great beige beach shots.

  3. farseems

    Cosmic latte does sound so much better than beige. Sounds more exotic and vibrant which is what not only the beaches, but the world, truly is.

  4. Marvelous photos, esp. the first with its texture and colors. Wouldn’t a day on a warm, sunny beach be just the thing right now? 🙂

    • Absolutely 😉 Can’t wait for a day warm enough to get back out there. Our river beaches aren’t anywhere as large or interesting as ocean ones, but we still love to get out there when we can 😉 It can’t be much longer now 😉

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