Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

For this challenge, we want to keep it simple: share a photograph with a prominent color (or assortment of colors) that reveals more about you. It could be a symbolic, meaningful shade; a color that expresses how you currently feel; or a combination of colors that excites you and tells a visual story.

Cheri – The Daily Post

The Hue of You

Today Cheri asks us to share a photo that tells a story with colors.  At first glance this simple photo looks like one of the thousands of family snapshots I have on my phone but once I started thinking through all of the elements and memories packed into this little square I realized it really does tell a piece of my summertime story in a bright and colorful way.

Summer is my favorite season here in the Pacific Northwest and one of the things Ryan and I enjoy most about days off together is the chance to take a long walk.  Our mid-point rest stop is usually the frozen yogurt shop in Downtown Edmonds and this day was a special one as we were joined by my brother’s dog Heidi.   This photo was taken in early September, just two days before Ryan officially began Middle School, leaving summer and his Elementary School days behind.  The brightly colored Impatiens and vivid orange pot in the corner catch my eye at each visit and cheerily reflect the colors of the store’s logo. You can also see the sunny, blue sky and red striped umbrella over us in his sunglasses.  Frequent readers of my blog have probably noticed Ryan is rarely caught without a hat and sunglasses (or 3D glasses) on his head and this hat/glass combination was a 2013 favorite.

Ryan’s purple shirt is from the fantastic, non-profit writing and tutoring school, 826 Seattle.  I can’t say enough about this wonderful organization and their mission to provide creative writing challenges and instruction to children of all ages.  We attended two workshops in the past year and are looking forward to joining a new one in 2014.

The slightly messy and melting bowl of yogurt is full of some of my favorite colors as well – chocolate, M&M’s and little balls of cookie dough. 🙂

Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge:  The Hue of You

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42 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

      1. I’m making great progress with the unpacking, et al, but sometimes I need to stop because I can’t think what to do with things anymore. I’m about ready to stop for the day and pick up my book to do some reading. 🙂 Enjoy the weekend.


  1. This picture does tell a story! A boy, a dog, and a frozen summer treat. That is a great day, and Ryan’s smile says it all.

    I love the reflection in Ryan’s glasses. It’s like a picture within a picture.


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