Colours of 2017

In the last few months, it has been essential to look for colour everywhere.  This week I found it really hard to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), due to recent tragic events in London.  Despite being thousands of miles away, I’ve been very connected to the news these past few weeks, and it really has been painful

It’s been hard to think if I should post about it or not mention it, and write about something totally different.

In the end, I decided to look for the most colourful photos from the past six months of 2017, a year that will hopefully continue with more colour than more grey.

All of these photos were taken in Chile.

Colourful buildings in TortelDSC08360The best shade of turquoise I’ve seen, and all natural!DSC08097I love how the seasons bring so many different colours with them, just like this beauty in Conguillo National Park
DSC_0093The whitest snow and the bluest sky after the rain in SantiagoDSC_0004A perfect orange sunset and reflection in Puerto Varas
DSC08824The colourful homes of ChiloeDSC08692The prettiest colourful bottles by the seaDSC08629A rainbow after the storm in Puerto Río TranquilloDSC08237A colourful plate full of Indian goodnessDSC08430Just the colours of pure nature in Tamango National ParkDSC08270Colourful signs pointing the way in Villa Cerro Castillo
DSC08079Smiling in the most colourful city; ValparaísoDSC07778While walking in Conguillo National Park, we spotted these lone two flowers in the distance.  A reminder that colour really can be found anywhere.DSC_0052Have a colourful day!

Marcella xx

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24 thoughts on “Colours of 2017

  1. I know what it is like to be far away from something (often bad) that happens but still be connected to it. I think your post was a great way to put fingers to keyboard.

  2. This is so lovely Marcella – a colorful tribute to your home city from across the world. I’m hoping that the world gets a bit more colorful for the rest of 2017 as well.

  3. What a beautiful way to look at the world during these challenging times. Marcella you have inspired me to look for color and capture my own colorful world. I recently lost a good friend and I need some colorful therapy. Thank you!

  4. It’s been rough lately for sure! Every time something has happened in the UK lately, I just couldn’t help but think “again?”. It seems like a nightmare that doesn’t end so you’re so right on looking on the bright side and staying positive! Beautiful pictures as always!!

  5. It’s been a very rough month or so for Europe. And so heartbreaking to see/read about. I can’t really say much to comfort you except that we’ve got to stick together and keep believing that people are good at heart.
    As for your photos, they’re all gorgeous, but my favourite would have to be from Tamango National Park. Fantastic shot!

  6. Beautiful colours and fantastic photography in your very reflective post, I love those mountains. #WanderfulWednesday

  7. What wonderful photos, thank you for sharing them. As I live and work in Valparaiso its wonderful sights are strangely commonplace for me, but I must make more effort to take photos. Off to Isla Quinchao with my family for winter holiday, so will remember to take some snaps then.

  8. There really is so much tragedy in the world today, not just from natural disasters, but from humans just being hateful to each other. I love that you’re trying to stay positive and look at the beautiful things that are all around us!

  9. So sad what’s going on in London. Seriously horrible. Way to try to be positive and to look at the beautiful things in this world. All of this color reminds us that no one can take away this Earth’s beauty!

  10. I am surprised at how things have turned. Now, people is scared of going to Europe (never thought something like that would happen). At work, we have received instructions to surround an area with barricades since we are getting big groups of new hires during summer. And, I can go on and on. However, I am glad you have chosen to see things on a positive way. I hope, with all my heart, all these violence goes away soon. #WednesdayWanderlust

  11. I think this is the best way to “deal” with the things that are currently happening in the world. We should all try to remain positive (as hard as it might be) and spread love and peace. That’s the only way to defeat evil. Loved this post, you have an eye for colors like no other!

  12. Santiago is just breathtaking and your pictures are amazing. I hope the families affected find solace and a home soon! Things like these can’t keep happening!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous photos. You’re right – we need to find the colors right now, instead of letting the grey take over. Easier said than done for sure.

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