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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue and Red!

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada,

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada,

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada

Today is the 120th Day in the 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Yeah! I did every color on every day! Yeah! I have had a wonderful time with the Challenge; looking up the colors, going through tons of photos and looking for the pictures that I thought would portray the color just right. The Challenge allowed me to be creative in the choice of photos and as always, I tried to make the posts entertaining and educational at the same time! It also reminded me of how much I like to travel and how I love gardens! This is also the first time I posted everyday for any length of time! I was on a roll!

My photos for today are pictures taken in Quebec, Canada and I thought they were a perfect set of pictures to end the Challenge, in a very creative way! Just look at all the Crayola Colors I found scattered all over Quebec City! Fabulous End to the Challenge I think! Thank you for looking in the past 120 days! I hope you enjoyed it! And thank you, Jennifer Nicole Wells, for hosting this Challenge!

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada

A Crayola Collection in Quebec City, Canada

Yellow-Orange has been in the Crayola assortment since 1930. It is also known as Pineapple Yellow in the series in Mexico, and Mellow Yellow in the “Retro Colors” set. It is the color for Wisconsin, called Moovalous Cheese, in the “State Crayon Collection” and Glowing Eyes Yellow in the “Halloween Crayons” Collection!

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Yellow Green

Muckross House Garden, Killarney, Ireland

Muckross House Garden, Killarney, Ireland

Muckross House, Killarnry, Ireland

Muckross House, Killarnry, Ireland

Muckross Gardeners Cottage, Killarney, Ireland

Muckross Gardeners Cottage, Killarney, Ireland

View of Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland

View of Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland

There is every shade of green in Ireland, so today I am going to share Muckross House with you! These are some of my favorite pictures of Yellow Green!

The sixty five roomed, Muckross Mansion, built in Tudor Style, was designed by Scottish architect, William Burn, and completed in 1843 for Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife, the watercolorist, Mary Balfour. Mary met Henry in Rome and married him in September, 1837. The estate was given to her, by her grandparents, for a wedding present. She loved the grounds, as it reminded her of the family home in Scotland. She brought a large dowry to the marriage equivalent to 3.28 million pounds in 2016, and she and Henry used part of this money to start construction on the house in 1839. She then worked at developing her talents as a watercolor artist, and with no formal training or formal art education, she displayed considerable skill.

Less than twenty years later, in preparation for a visit from Queen Victoria in 1861, extensive improvements to the house and contents, were made for the Queen’s visit. Tapestries, mirrors, Persian carpets, silverware, musical instruments, linen, china and new servants’ uniforms are said to have been specially commissioned for the queen’s visit. Special curtains for the Dining Room were woven in Paris, also to please the Queen.

The Queen’s apartments at Mockross were described by the local press as: “An entire section of apartments has been set aside for the royal family so that they do not need to communicate with the Herbert family when passing through halls. The Queen will live in privacy, and from her rooms can walk onto the delightful grounds, which will be kept private during her stay.” It was clear the Herberts thought the Royal couple and friends would stay awhile.

The Queen, Prince Albert, and two of their children spent two nights there!  Little time was spent with the Herbert family and on the last day, Queen Victoria took a carriage ride around the grounds with the Mrs. and then Queen Victoria and entourage went to the train to go elsewhere. As a farewell gift Mary gave the Queen two of her paintings of the landscape at Muckross.

Moral of the story: never re-do your house to please someone else. If they want to come, they can come as you are. Don’t live above your means.

The restorations resulted in huge financial difficulties for the Herbert family, which resulted in the sale of the mansion and the 11,000 acre estate.

Henry died in 1866, (he probably never fathomed being in debt), and Mary with two of her daughters moved back to England, where she lived until 1871, and then moved to Lake Como, Italy, to continue her artwork. She died in London in 1893 and was buried next to her husband in the family vault near the Muckross estate.

In 1899 the estate was bought by Arthur Guinness, who wanted to preserve the landscape.

In 1911, the house and estate were sold to William Bowers Bourn, a wealthy Californian involved in mining. He and his wife passed the estate to their daughter, Maud and her husband Arthur Rose Vincent, as a wedding present. The couple lived there until the death of Maud in 1929. In 1932, her parents and her husband decided to give Muckross House and the 11,00 acre estate to the Irish people and it became the first National Park in the Republic of Ireland. The house and grounds are now part of Killarney National Park.

Yellow Green has been in the Crayola Collection since 1930. It is also known as Monster Green in the “Halloween Crayons” series. The Muckross House and estate turned out to be the green-eyed monster for the Herbert family, but a windfall for the people of Ireland!

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! 

Check out some of the other 150+ challenge participants, it’s amazing what we have done with the Crayola colors!

 

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Yellow

 

THE LAMP!

THE LAMP!

It’s Day 118 of the 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Wow, we are coming closer to the end! Today the color is Yellow! My photo for Yellow was taken in London at the St Ermin’s Hotel, situated in the heart of Westminster. What a fabulous and convenient spot to stay in to explore London! They even have bees! This unique lamp was in the lobby of the hotel! Now This is a lamp!

St Ermin's Hotel, London, UK

St Ermin’s Hotel, London, UK

Yellow has been in the Crayola Collection from the beginning in 1903. It is also known as Sunshine Yellow in the “So Big” set, World Wide Web Yellow in the “Techno Brite” series, and both Starlight Yellow and Sunfish Yellow in the “Discovery” series. In the Hallmark “Tales of a Tooth Fairy” set it is called Cheesy Yellow and Yellow Brick Road, the color for Kansas, in the “State Crayon Collection.”  In the “110th Anniversary” set it is named Sunny Side Up!

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge

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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola: Wisteria

Wisteria

Wisteria

The Wisteria in the Tree

The Wisteria in the Tree

The Wisteria in the Tree

The Wisteria in the Tree

It’s Day 117 in the 120 Days of Crayola Challenge and I’ve been looking forward to the color, Wisteria! At the edge of the woods climbing way up to the tippy-top of the branches, is a massive Wisteria! I’ve been waiting for just the right bloom day to take a picture so I could post it for the color in the challenge! Wisteria seems to just look for something to climb on and finds it even in the woods! Enjoy the color of the day!

Wisteria has been part of the Crayola Collection since 1993. It is also known as Coral Purple in the “Discovery” series and Fruited Plains in the “State Crayon Collection.”

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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Wild Watermelon

 

Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers

Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers

It’s Day 116 of our 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! We’re almost to the End! Let’s get ready to party! How about some Wild Watermelon appetizers?

First Wild Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers, they look easy enough.

Mint Leaves

1/4 large Watermelon

4 oz Feta Cheese

Balsamic for drizzling

Skewers

For Directions look at picture!

Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa

And how about a Wild Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa to serve on those party days?

3 cups chopped Watermelon

1/2 cup Chopped Green Pepper

2 tablespoons Lime Juice

2 tablespoons chopped Fresh Cilantro

1 tablespoon chopped Green Onions

1 tablespoon chopped Jalapeno Pepper

1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt

Directions: In large bowl combine watermelon, green bell pepper, lime juice, cilantro, green onions, jalapeno and garlic salt. Mix well and serve with your favorite salsa chip!

Look for these recipes and more on Yummly! It is my favorite App for recipes!!!

Wild Watermelon was the name given to a fluorescent color known as Ultra Red from 1972 to 1990.  It is known as Infra Red in the “Techno Brite” series and Flower Power Pink in the “Retro Colors” set.

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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Wild Strawberry

Wild Strawberry

Wild Strawberry

Day 115 and it’s Wild Strawberry Day! Yum! Let’s see, what can we do with strawberries? Summer is right around the corner, let’s party!

Let’s make some Easy Strawberry Lemonade!

1 (12 fluid oz) can frozen lemonade concentrate

4 1/2 cups water

Fresh Strawberries

In a large pitcher mix together lemonade concentrate and water. Stir in Strawberries! Voila ! Done!

Strawberry Lemonade Vodka

Strawberry Lemonade Vodka

Now for the more serious drinker: Strawberry Lemonade Vodka

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 pt Fresh Strawberries

1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice (about 8 lemons)

6 cups cold water or mixture with ice cubes

1 cup Vodka

  1. Make a simple syrup by combining 1 cup sugar with 1 cup of water in a saucepan.
  2. Place over medium heat until the sugar in completely dissolved; swirl the pan occasionally. Let cool.
  3. Once the simple syrup has cooled, puree strawberries in a food processor or blender with ½ cup water.
  4. In a large pitcher, combine ice, strawberry puree, simple syrup and lemon juice. If using the vodka, add it to the pitcher and stir to combine.
  5. Add 4-6 cups of cold water. The amount of water you use will depend on your tastes, so add as little or as much as you want to achieve desired sweet/tart balance.
  6. Rim your glasses with sugar before pouring, then garnish with fresh strawberries, oranges or lemon slices.

Wild Strawberry has been in the Crayola Collection since 1990. It is known as Rockets’ Red Glare in the “State Crayon Collection.”

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge

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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Wild Blue Yonder

It’s Day 114 of the Color Your World Challenge! Today let’s go into the Wild Blue Yonder with the US Navy’s Blue Angels! I especially like three things about this video: The way the leader chews his gum, ( I wonder if that is regulation?) the reflection of the other Angels’ planes on his helmet visor, and the way you can see what it is like to pull those G’s! Wow!

The Blue Angels is the US Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, with aviators from the Navy and Marines. The Blue Angels team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the world, after the French Patrouille de France, formed in 1931. The Blue Angels’ six demonstration pilots fly the F/A-18 Hornet. On March 1, 2013 the Navy announced that due to sequestration actions aerial demonstration of the Blue Angels would cease. However, it was determined that “community and public outreach was a crucial activity” and it was announced that the Blue Angels along with the US Air Forces, Thunderbirds, would resume air shows in 2014. The Blue Angel’s do more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the US and employ the same practices and techniques used since 1946. Over 260 million people have seen them perform!
Crayola added the color Wild Blue Yonder to their collection in 2003.

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge

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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; White

Good morning everybody! Today I am going to mix things up a bit and instead of a photo to represent White I’m artistically presenting White, with some groove baby!

Barry White was born Barry Eugene Carter, September 12, 1944, in Galveston, Texas. White’s greatest success came in the 1970’s as a solo singer with the Love Unlimited Orchestra, making many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two greatest hits, “You’re the First Last, My Everything” and “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe.” Barry White did a lot to Color Our World! Who could forget his deep bass-baritone voice? So crank it up and groove around the floor! SB, I can’t get enough of your love babe! You’re My Everything!

Barry White

Barry White

White has been in the Crayola Collection from the very beginning in 1903. It is also known as Space Shuttle White in the “Discovery” series, Peace Dove White in the “Retro Colors’ set, Whitehouse in the “Colors of Washington, DC” and Space Needle, the color for Washington, in the “State Crayon Collection.”

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge

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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Vivid Violet

Vivid Violet from Charleston House, UK

Vivid Violet Flowers at Charleston House, UK

Vivid Violet at Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, Kent, UK

Vivid Violet Flowers at Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, Kent, UK

Vivid Violet at Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, Kent, UK

Vivid Violet Flowers at Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, Kent, UK

Vivid Violet was added to the Crayola line in 1997. It is Day 112 of the Crayola Challenge and I have presented more beautiful flowers from the gardens in the UK. I thought perhaps my flowers were not quite vivid enough.  But, I came across this Vivid Violet also.

Vivid Arene Violet

Vivid Arene Violet

Arlene Violet, a real life Vivid Violet, was born into a middle class family in Providence, Rhode Island. After attending Providence College, she entered the Sisters of Mercy convent in 1961, taking her final vows in 1969. Later Violet earned a bachelor’s degree from Salve Regina University and was a school teacher in a disadvantaged neighborhood during the 1970’s.  She became interested in law and graduated from Boston College Law School in 1974. She then clerked in the judge’s chambers and did an internship in the Rhode Island General Attorney’s office. When the convent had financial difficulties she left her legal work and returned to the convent, serving as an administrative nun into the 1980’s. In 1984, Violet ran for election and won, becoming the first female Attorney General in the United States. During her term in office she focused on organized crime, environmental issues and victim’s rights. One of her innovations was to use videotape interviews of child victims rather than direct testimony. In the courtroom, she was known as Attila the Nun! After leaving office, Violet returned to prosecuting, taught environmental law at Brown University, and ran a talk show from 1990 to 2006. She has written two books, Convictions: My Journey from the Convent to the Courtroom, and Me and the Mob, a book about the witness protection program. As you can tell, Violet was no shrinking Violet!

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge

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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Vivid Tangerine

Vivid Tangerine

Vivid Tangerine

Day 111 and we are looking for a photo of a Vivid Tangerine, as the color was named in 1990. It was also known as Organic Orange in the “Retro Colors” set of the Crayola Collection. Either way, we should be looking for photos of fruit, don’t you think? This one is about as tangeriney as I can get!

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