Inside joke for hospital workers is to take the WHMIS code brown (which stands for “in facility hazardous spill”) and make it mean something else. Any guesses?
Brown has never been my favourite colour. I figure it’s like the canvas behind the bright hues that catch my eye. But it can be the central figure; especially with all the different hues in the natural world.
There are some stellar architectural details that can also be found in various shades of brown. Most of these are based in wood but some are stone or brick. Of course I have a love hate relationship with masonry but as long as I am not the one with the stones and the mortar I am ok at loving the colours and shapes it provides.
Today’s walk was not a long one unless you are 3 and have short legs in deep snow banks. But there was time in the “forest” as they call the grove of trees just below our house. And all of a sudden I was struck by how many leaves the trees held onto and how they read brown against the very grey trunks. So these photos manage to hit the target for the #walkingsquares challenge.
There are some things that are brown that I love. It won’t come as any surprise to most that I could easily find the following pictures in my file. I never met a chocolate that I didn’t love. Well not true as I don’t love white chocolate but that’s ok as it’s not brown and this week’s #Sundaystills challenge, hosted by Terri, is all about brown.
I have a few other loves that are brown or brownish. The four legged critters who live with us run towards that colour. I guess the yellow lab(s) are a bit off tangent but the background is definitely brown. The golden retriever(s) definitely hit the right tones. My other four legged loves are the cattle that summer in our pasture. They are so good for my mental health (although I hate stepping in their code browns) which I know seems weird but I am, after all, a farm girl at heart. I’ve transferred my love of them to our grandson; he’s enamoured with cows and not the list bit afraid of these huge creatures.
This post is not quite as originally designed. The save button, despite the fact that it said it saved, did not work and so I had to start over from the first paragraph. BUT I am determined to post it today so it’s not quite as “perfect” or as picture forward as I had hoped but brown is the star of today’s show despite the issues.