In the movie Girl with Pearl Earring, Griet and her employer Vermeer look out of the window of his studio. He asks her what color the clouds are. “White,” she responds. After some time, she corrects herself and points out all the different colors in the white of the clouds including grey, yellow, and blue.
Similarly, gray isn’t just gray (or grey) but contains many nuances.
In looking at the pictures I took recently during a walk around a lake on a mostly cloudy day, I found plenty of gray subjects.
We started out near a large field of gray boulders that held some interesting surprises.
Two bleached jaw bones, probably from a deer, were laid out on one of the boulders with no sign of the whereabouts of the rest of the skeleton.
A piece of brown rock held an intriguing gray pattern, resembling an ancient rock painting.
Walking down the footpath around the lake
I notice the grayness of tree trunks in stark contrast to the lush, green ferns underfoot
This tree grew mushrooms with white, gray, and pinkish colors:
The lake water appeared gray in some places, blue or green with gray highlights, in others:
Insects abounded but the prettiest were butterflies, moths, and dragonflies. All seemed to share some kind of a gray color bond:
A blue truck driving on the opposite side of the lake whirled up a trail of grayish-white dust on the dry road:
Perhaps my favorite picture in this series are these gray wildflowers with an ever-so-slight tinge of green mixed in:
Gray isn’t so boring after all! Thanks to Ailsa for suggesting the topic.
Ailsa’s Current Travel Theme is Grey.