project spectrum

a colorful walk

I have no knitting updates today. I’m in the midst of some medical testing that requires me to ingest stuff that is making me very, very sick, so I don’t really feel up to it. But I’m on the laptop for a bit, trying to get a bit of human interaction via the internet, and I thought I’d share some non-knitting photos with y’all while I’m at it.

Two days ago, when I was not feeling quite so awful as I am now, I decided to take a short walk, just to get outside. It’s nearly halfway through August and I’ve barely been outside at all…what a wasted summer! Anyway, I decided to bring my camera with me, and captured some Project Spectrum themed photos (and a few that would have been perfect a couple of months ago!) on my way. I walked to Highland Park, one of my favorite spots here (it’s very near my neighborhood and is really lovely), hoping to take some pictures of some of the pretty flowers for which the park is well known. Alas, I didn’t make it far enough into the park to get any pictures of those, due to both exhaustion and fear of all of the yellowjackets that were milling about. But I did get a very Project Spectrum- appropriate photo on my way into the park:


(I really liked the mixture of browns alongside the path)

On my way out of the park, I looked up and was so enamored with the way the light was shining through the trees that I just had to take a picture:


(aren’t I lucky, to have something so lovely nearby despite living in the city?)

While I walked home, I kept my eye out for Browns, Oranges, and Purples, and saw a number of lovely gardens containing all three, but I didn’t want to creep people out by taking photos of their front yards without asking permission. So I stuck to things I could surreptitiously photograph. Like this cool orange/brown cover for (I think) the gas line:

Orange and Browns

(there are a lot of these along the sidewalk on the way home)

Just down the street was a house I’ve seen many times on the way into school that is painted an amazingly bright, “neon lavender” (I don’t know how else to describe it) color. A perfect photo for Purple! I didn’t want to make the people living in it nervous, taking a picture of their house, so (to use the Yarn Harlot‘s new term) I “Kinneared” it, only getting the bottom half:


(Isn’t this house awesome?)

Soon I made it back to our house, and realized I’d been seeing yet another example of Orange for my entire walk:


(I love these shorts! Also, hi, I have two different-sized feet!)

My shorts are awesomely soft kids shorts in corduroy from LL Bean. I love them, and they’re one of the few pairs that actually stay up after the massive illness-related weightloss I’ve been experiencing (because, like all of the LL Bean kids pants, they have elastic straps in the waistband that can be buttoned to tighten or loosen them as needed). I’ll spare y’all the last walk-related picture I took, though if you want to see photographic evidence of my poor form while walking, click the photo above and look at the next one in my photostream ;).

I’m glad I took the walk and got outside for a bit, though I suspect it wore me out too much and is part of the reason I felt so extra awful yesterday. But in any case, I hope you enjoyed my little Project Spectrum photo-essay! Back to resting for me.

4 thoughts on “a colorful walk”

  1. Nice pictured! I really love the gas line cover; the colors are so pretty. It’s fun to find beauty in ordinary things!

    I hope you start feeling better soon :/

  2. Oh my gosh, I love that colorful house! If I didn’t have a home owner’s association to adhere to, I’d paint my house a fun color–like turquoise :)

    Gorgeous pictures, and I hope that you’re feeling better soon.

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