a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Continuing on with A and Z
Two O's for you today
O - orange

An orange cone faithfully doing its job, warning people of potential harm.

Orange cones, a favorite of a dear blogging buddy, Intense Guy.

What is your favorite color? Mine is blue, just like my mom.

O - Osprey

I've had this picture on my blog back in 2012, but he (she?) is such a magnificent looking bird; I never get tired of seeing them down there.  A few weeks ago when we were walking, we saw three of them either flying around, being on a tree like this one, or on the masts of ships.  Very impressive!

When I started putting together the thought of 26 posts from where we walk Koda, just one area where we walk him, I didn't think I was going to be able to pull it together, but it is amazing in such a short patch of land, so to speak, how we've come up with pictures to fit the letters. I thank my hubby for his help with it, but I definitely thank God for putting it upon my heart to choose this theme and then give me the insight on what to feature here and also help me set up the pictures I've been able to take. Its been fun; I hope you have enjoyed it so far.


Sue Elvis said...


I am really enjoying sharing your walk. You are finding so much of interest to tell us about.

My favourite colour is green. I like brown too. The colours of the Australian bush, which go well with my red hair!

Liz A. said...

I'm a fan of orange. I like purple, too. I think all colors have their place, but I wear quite a bit of orange...

Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

Carol Noren Johnson said...

I had my colors done my a color consultant in the 1970s in California. He said I can't wear orange. I like it on others.

My favorite color is lime green.


Bijoux said...

I have really enjoyed it! My fave is purple.

Intense Guy said...

Laffs! :)

Knock knock! Who's there?
Orange! Orange Who?
Orange your glad I didn't say Banana?

That is one clear, crisp Orange Cone photo!

The Osprey shot is an excellent one (too!)


Chatty Crone said...

Two days ago - we watch the Kratt's Brothers before school every day - and guess what they talked about - the Osprey!! Believe me I know all about them now. LOL

Jemima Pett said...

I'm glad you had the inspiration too :) Ospreys are fab birds. They fly through our valley on migration, although we're lucky to see them.

I 'stole' your bench to relocate it and put it in my story for P tomorrow - thought you'd like to know :)

Blogging from Alpha to Zulu in April

lyndagrace said...

I look forward to your photos each day and the captions you put with them.

I like orange, but my favorite colors are in the purple family.

Linda said...

Lifelong love of blue, usually the first color I'll notice. Could use hundreds of those orange cones to mark potholes around here. Fun how you notice and share what's around you. Nice to stop and consider God's wonders.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You have such a nice place to walk and so much to see there that you really did chose the perfect theme.

Yolanda Renee said...

It's a wonderful theme, but Koda should be in all the pictures, which not that I've written that I realize might be difficult where the birds are concerned! LOL

Orange is a beautiful color but my favorite is yellow - sunshine - oh how I need that sunshine!

Birgit said...

Great picture of the Osprey and this is all from around your area-great idea!! My favourite colour-Blue. has been ever since I was little. My mom said when I was 3 I came up to her while she was painting. I asked her for blue paint. She asked why I told her I wanted to paint my dog blue:) One of my mom's favourite memories

Manzanita said...

Orange and Osprey. 2 very good O's. You always have wonderful pictures ..... very clear.

Paula Kaye said...

Purple is my favorite color. But I like so many colors. The osprey is magnificant

Debby@Just Breathe said...

My favorite color is yellow :) The bird is very impressive for sure!
Yes is is amazing how you have found so many things to write about from the area that you walk Koda in.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty - that orange is orange! I like bright colours .. but that'd be too bright .. ice bluey pinks, reds, rose colours ... and all that go with them ...

I love Ospreys ... they are stunning birds - sadly persecuted here .. but I hope will recover yet again ... we had them known as Fish Eagles in South Africa - great calls ..

Cheers Hilary

KT Did said...

I love the Koda walks and all its eye candy!
Katy Did

Life's Ride In Between

Pat Hatt said...

Such a great shot of the osprey indeed, Blue works for me at my sea

Stephanie Faris said...

Your husband pitched in! How sweet. Question--I've heard dogs can't see color, only black and white. Is that true?

Maggie Goins said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. My favorite color is blue.

The Brown Recluse said...

I'm curious what Q photo you will find! Me? I have nothing!

Blue is my favorite color, too. Something about blue just soothes me.

Those osprey are magnificent, like eagles.


I'm enjoying the walk with you and Koda. Love that Osprey. My favorite color is purple.

jack69 said...

Imma tan sort of guy in design and clothes.

I love the Osprey, Such a power house in those wings and talons!
Good entry for O, 'O' yES!

Juli said...

I really love this A-Z idea. I' sorry I'm so far behind in reading.

My favorite color?

Technicolor rainbow. :)

MS said...

There are a lot of blues and purples in my wardrobe. I like orange, but it can stay on the cone!
The osprey is such a majestic-looking bird. You have such a beautiful environment to walk Koda in.
Mary @ The View from my World

Sharon Himsl said...

Blue was always my favorite color, but now it is green. I painted the walls of my office lime green and love the freshness of this color. You've come up with some nice posts. The walks with Koda have been good!

Mevely317 said...

Yikes, I'm late!
Being an (adopted) member of the Auburn Tigers family, I'm especially partial to orange ... but my very favorite color is buttercream yellow. Seems a 'happy' sort of shade, doesn't it?

JosephAlsarraf said...

It's been great! I've enjoyed looking at your pictures! I think I have an idea of what I what to be my next theme! : )

Linda :) said...

As soon as I saw the cone, I thought of Iggy... My favorite color is purple... Wonderful picture of the Osprey! :)