Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Opulent Orange...

I think I've had too much time to think this past week...
I haven't felt well, and have spent a lot of time in bed.
And one of the things I thought about was the color ORANGE.
Maybe it was due to consistent fevers,
or maybe it was because of Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Link-up
which will feature the letter "O" this week.
This is one of my favorite orange shots.
I've done a couple of posts on oranges before...
(Click here to see one of them.)

Although these banana peppers look red on this photo,
they were really quite orange.

Orange and red tee shirts seem to stand out from the rest.

Dated orange canisters...
(And yes, I still use them.)

Orange vests...

Orange is such a powerful color that it grabs our attention.
That's probably why the makers of Tide have been using it for years.

Then I thought about colors in the Bible,
and wondered which colors stood out.
I went to one of my favorite Bible sites,
Blue Letter Bible, to check it out.
Here's what I found, based on the King James Version of the Bible:
GOLD was the winner with being mentioned 417 times.
WHITE - 75 times
RED - 52 times
SCARLET - 52 times
BLUE - 50 times
PURPLE - 48 times
GREEN - 41 times
BLACK - 18 times
CRIMSON - 5 times
YELLOW - 4 times
BROWN - 4 times
(By the way, I couldn't find the opulent color of ORANGE mentioned...)
Gold may have been mentioned the most because of
the importance we give it in our lives,
but to me, the most important colors mentioned are found in Isaiah 1:18: 
"Come now and let us reason together, says the LORD;
Though your sins be as scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow.
Though they be red like crimson,
They shall be as wool."
Now that's some cleaning power!
Stronger than TIDE!
Quite appropriately with my bout against sickness this week,
 my Rock4Today post is going to be on Jehovah-Rophe, Our Healer!


Hattabaughs said...

love this post!

Jedidja said...

I like the pictures. Orange is gold. So I think you must seek for gold in the bible :-)

In Dutch orange is oranje. Its our national color.

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like we both thought of the word orange this week. :))

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your take on orange. We use those pods too and love them. I hope you feel better soon.

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

GREAT orange shots and post and I hope that you feel better! :)

acreativeharbor.com said...

Perfect post for O and lovely photos ~ be well ~ sending lots of healing hugs ~ carol, xo

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

hope you feel better soon! lovely orange shots...

Splendid Little Stars said...

fun oranges!
I hope you are soon feeling better.
very interesting about the number of times certain colors are mentioned in the Bible.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

That juicy orange just pops with color! I have those Tupperware canisters too, except in avocado green! Such a blah color -- I like your orange ones better!

fredamans said...

That really is a great shot of an orange. Makes me hungry for one.

lissa said...

I was actually going to do orange as well but change my mind at the last minute. your post is wonderful for this week's O Alphabe-thursday.

have a sweet day.

Sharon Wagner said...

We'll be seeing lots of orange in October. Your citrus shot looks delicious.

Annesphamily said...

Feel better soon! Love that shot of the orange! It looks divine! I see lots of orange when I am visiting. Love it because we live in Denver and love the Broncos! HeeHee! God to see you here and please keep better soon. Hugs Anne

Jenny said...

I remember having those "out-of-date" orange canisters in my kitchen not too long ago...

All of the orange objects you featured are outstanding!

Thanks for linking to the letter "O".