Day 243 & 244

    The addition of colourants to foods is thought to have occurred in Egyptian cities as early as 1500 BC, when candy makers added natural extracts and wine to improve the products’ appearance. During the Middle Ages, the economy in the European countries was based on agriculture, and the peasants were accustomed to producing their own food locally or trading within the village communities. Under feudalism, aesthetic aspects were not considered, at least not by the vast majority of the generally very poor population. This situation changed with urbanization at the beginning of the Modern Age, when trade emerged—especially…

Day 231~366

The colour brown is a serious, down-to-earth colour signifying stability, structure and support. Relating to the protection and support of the family unit, with a keen sense of duty and responsibility, brown takes its obligations seriously. It encourages a strong need for security and a sense of belonging, with family and friends being of utmost importance. In the meaning of colours, brown is the colour of material security and the accumulation of material possessions. The colour brown relates to quality in everything – a comfortable home, the best food and drink and loyal companionship. It is a colour of physical…

Day 228~366

The meaning of colours 5~Blue Blue has more complex and contradictory meanings than any other color. These can be easily explained by pinpointing by the specific shade of blue. Bright blue: cleanliness, strength, dependability, coolness (The origin of these meanings arise from the qualities of the ocean and inland waters, most of which are more tangible.) Light (sky) blue: peace, serenity, ethereal, spiritual, infinity (The origin of these meanings is the intangible aspects of the sky.) Most blues convey a sense of trust, loyalty, cleanliness, and understanding. On the other hand, blue evolved as symbol of depression in American culture….

Days 192 & 193

It was so late, gone 11pm when I got yesterdays shot, as it didn’t get dark until then! So didn’t have time to process it or get it posted, so I’m piggy~backing it on to todays post. But first! It must be all of 2 days since the cat got in the picture, so a couple of Skye being cute. Phil and I have our ‘play’ rooms upstairs, and he does his modelling in one, and I do my photo processing in the other. But Skye gets bored being on her own and wants to play, so sits at the…

Day 184~366

Blinking weather! Most of the day has been rainy, so I did washing of course, some pinks to brighten things up. and Skye has been fed up not going out, so read up on products available for the home, she loved the two-tone toaster 🙂 and in an all too brief patch of sunshine I managed my shot of a shadow.    

Day 166~366

Only 200 days to go!   Home late again so chased Skye around the conservatory, she is a pain to try and photograph but eventually managed to get a shot on focus of her eye. 🙂 You can just about see the conservatory roof, me and camera and the window behind me.