SoCs 24th July: Colour

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “color/colour.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or pick a color and write about it–use it any way you like. Have fun!

Sometimes the stark contrast of black and white is more effective than colour, though I remember the days of early TV. My parents didn’t have their first colour set until their black and white one couldn’t be repaired which was well into the 1980s.

We always laughed when we said Maggie was a monochrome dog as we couldn’t afford a colour licence, not that there are dog licences now and when there were, it was 7/6d or 37½p. I often wondered why they didn’t reintroduce it at say £10 for the life of the dog as with microchipping, then thought it would probably lead to loads of dogs being dumped or worse and the microchips register dogs and owners anyway for around £20.

Here’s our girl in July 2017 at my niece’s wedding. This is the same picture, one done in greyscale, so if it wasn’t for the coloured bow, you wouldn’t know. Bless her.

Henry Ford said of his cars that you can have any colour you like as long as it’s black.
I used to wear a lot of black, especially in the office, but always used to buy separates to mix and match. However, have you ever noticed how many different shades of black (and navy for that matter) there are in the clothes department, even when they are made by the same designer group. Ha, I remember being mistaken for one of the waiting staff at my cousin’s wedding in 1990 as I was wearing a black skirt with a white blouse.

Back to black and white pictures, and this is something else I greyscaled.

The card was made for my niece in NZ who got married Dec 31st 2017. I had to buy a box of cheap Christmas cards to get a suitable box to protect it in the post!

Ultimate in colour though has to be rainbows, and regular readers know how much I love and photograph rainbows.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to SoCs 24th July: Colour

  1. Astrid says:

    I laughed at your comment about your lack of a color license for Maggie. And yes, all the different varieties of black out there are amazing, and people are still claiming black isn’t a color.

  2. Misky says:

    HA! colour licence. Very good.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Lovely post, love the photos of Maggie 💜💜💜

  4. murisopsis says:

    I love the description of Maggie as a monochrome dog!

  5. Carol anne says:

    Had to lol at the dog license joke! I know this is a very old post. I’m going through some older ones. we can still get dog licenses here. I think anyway! XX

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