Thursday, October 28, 2010

All About Orange

Brittany Spaniels are referred to as Orange And White and this is our beloved, Copper, now an avid bird dog and hunting companion.

Never, ever tell a beautiful strawberry blond haired gal that they have orange hair - never!! I have to admit that I covet the beautiful hair of my daugher, Maritta on the right and my granddaughter, Sophie on the left in the funky orange hat.
Maritta is Sophie's Aunt even though they look like they could be mother and daughter.
Pumpkin, Copper, Brass, Apricot, Tangerine, Blood Orange, Carnelian, Terra Cotta, Peach, Rust . . .
All names we give to the many shades and hues of that elusive color orange. This color perhaps sparks more controversy in color than any other hue. It is a 'love', 'hate' type of color response. You must agree, however, that it radiates energy. When you add a little white or black to orange we get colors that have broad appeal such as terra cotta or peach. Physically orange stimulates creativity, appetite and encourages socialization. Some interesting facts I found on orange:
Orange is the color of the sacral Chakra, also know as Svadhisthana. This charka is located beneath the naval, close to the genitals. This sacral chakra is linked to the sexual organs and reporductive system. Opening this Charka will free fertility and inherent creativity.
Gemstones that aid this Charka include carnelian and orange agate.
American Indians associate the color orange with kinship.
In Ireland, the use of orange dates from the reign of William of Orange, the protestant English King and a Dutch Standholder.
In China and Japan orange is used to symbolize happiness and love.
Orange is the national color of the Netherlands because its royal family owns the principality of Orange.
"Orange Blossom Special" was a song by Johnny Cash
Orange can grow on you I believe. I used to think I didn't like orange too much and now it is one of my favorite colors!

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