Sunday Dinner: In Color



People observe the colors of a day

only at its beginnings and its ends,

but to me it’s quite clear that a day

merges through a multitude of shades and intonations,

with each passing moment.

A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors.

Waxy yellows, cloud-spat blues.

Murky darkness.

In my line of work, I make it a point to notice them. ”


Markus Zusak




“Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing?

Can one really explain this? No.

Just as one can never learn how to paint.”


Pablo Picasso




“White is not a mere absence of color;

it is a shining and affirmative thing,

as fierce as red, as definite as black.

God paints in many colors;

but He never paints so gorgeously,

I had almost said so gaudily,

as when He paints in white. ”


G.K. Chesterton



“The world is exploding in emerald, sage,

and lusty chartreuse – neon green

with so much yellow in it.

It is an explosive green that,

if one could watch it moment by moment

throughout the day,

would grow in every dimension.”


Amy Seidl




“Love was a feeling completely bound up with color,

like thousands of rainbows

superimposed one on top of the other.”


Paulo Coelho




Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016


Above:  Caladium ‘Cherry Tart’
Below:  Caladium ‘Sweet Carolina’
Friends and I are trialing both of these new introductions
for Classic Caladiums of Avon Park, Florida




“Music gives color to the air of the moment.”


Karl Lagerfeld




About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

3 responses to “Sunday Dinner: In Color

  1. enjoyed all – but esp this: “Music gives color to the air of the moment.”

  2. you have so many beautiful leafs in your garden !!!! what is that plant on the 1st picture ?

    • Thank you, Gwennie ❤ The first photo is the edge of a nearby pond, and the tall leaves are from an aquatic Iris which grows in our area. The second photo is a new Coleus available here in the US for just the past few years. It is from the "Under the Sea" collection, and is called 'Lime Shrimp.' It is very variable depending on light and how much you feed it. This one grows in full sun. These are hard to find, even here, and I was thrilled to find this one at The Great Big Greenhouse in July. It roots easily from cuttings, and so one plant makes as many as you'd like! Hope you have enjoyed the weekend! ❤ ❤ ❤

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