Did you know we have whiteouts here in summer?
Just a tad different to those whiteouts of the Northern Hemisphere variety!
Summer downunder means sport to many people – cricket where the players generally wear white and play with a white ball, although they have been known to mix it up with pink balls and colourful uniforms. It’s covered on free to air TV so the temptation is there to sit and veg out.
Also tennis – they usually wear white and it’s a toss up between watching the tennis or the cricket – sometimes flicking between the two is the only way to go!
Then there’s the white sandy beaches and blue (almost) cloudless skies – a real whiteout that’s hard to handle let me tell you 🙂
And let’s not forget the indoor activities, when it’s too hot to go outside – jigsaw puzzles!
The Mathematician is known for his love of puzzles and inevitably it’s jigsaws he gets as presents from family members – and often the harder the better! They like to test him out.
He’s using a white cardboard base to sort his pieces and the white-on-white caught my eye this morning. It’s also interesting to note he suffers from some colour blindness.
This is what it will eventually look like.
Celebrating our wedding anniversary
Sticking to the white theme I can’t miss the opportunity to share a photo from our wedding (42 years ago), the anniversary of which we celebrated earlier this week. I will add that I was still theoretically a teenager at the time, at age 19!
Our white wedding outfits made me write a post a few years ago – That time when the Bride wore white and so did the Groom – a real whiteout!
We could have been featured in an Omo advert 🙂
There was also that family holiday where we had Christmas, which is usually hot, sunny and spent at the beach remember, skiing in the Italian Alps! Now that felt quite weird and all sorts of wrong, but it was so much fun!
I love capturing clouds – here’s a collection of my favourite white ones – some fluffy and some a bit menacing!
The colour white
Some people don’t see white as a colour, but more of a shade. While I love bright colours I am also drawn to white for its simplicity and pureness.
As Leonardo said:
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Sunday Stills in 2022
What’s your take on white – a colour, a shade, a favourite? I do hope you enjoyed my whiteout shots from the land down under 🙂
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