Orange, Orange Everywhere

Orange is the shade on the color wheel between red and yellow. It is a bold color, worn by holy men across Asia and is important in both Hinduism and Buddhism where it symbolizes  fire and illumination.

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In Japan, orange is everywhere. It made buildings more interesting and structures more grand.

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Orange is one of the many colors of fall. With leaves changing color, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, carrots, and squash coming into season- orange can be found in abundance.

Portland Farmers Market carrots

Orange and gold fall foliage in Gaspe, Quebec:

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Orange is one of the many colors of a gorgeous sunset. This one from the Island of Tahiti.


Orange is the color of the Maasai Mara in the sweet light before sunset in dry season.  A photo full of zebra butts!

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Speaking of animals- orange is the color of the sauce when you order Animal-Style burger and fries at In and Out Burger. Just do it!

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Orange is the color of good beer from Maine– a good porch drinking beer for a summer barbeque.


Boats in Bedugal, Bali use many colors including orange to brighten up the waters on a gloomy, grey day.


The RAGBRAI bike I almost bought was bright orange- the 2014 Kona Jake. It was a fantastic bike but was gone months later when I returned to purchase it.


This creamsicle dessert from Apropoe’s in Harbor East in Baltimore is a fancy ice cream float with orange cream soda and an oatmeal caramel cookie- it was delicious!!!

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Orange is the color of hazard and safety measures- as seen here in Ubud, Bali where the sidewalks could be treacherous. I also saw a snake on the sidewalk here. Eek!


This salamander probably wishes he weren’t orange in a brown and green forest in Central Pennsylvania. Nothing like sticking out in the crowd in nature.


Orange is the color of the Baltimore Orioles, my baseball team in good time and in bad. We made the playoffs a few years back and I was lucky enough to snag tickets for one of the games.


The Galapagos Islands are full of color including both the red-orange red rock crab that hangs out on the lava rocks,


and the ghost crab that scuttles up and down the beaches of the Galapagos.


A pretty starfish while snorkeling off the boat one day.


Oddly enough, oranges and other citrus are found to be used as landscaping in Rockefeller Center in New York City.


My favorite work of art in the Corning Museum of Glass is orange-  the city skyline bowl is gorgeous.

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Also gorgeous is this mango margarita from La Distileria in Cancun, Mexico.  Yum!

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Orange to me is the color of fall but after traveling extensively reminds me of so many things I have seen and tasted. Traveling opens up your mind to new ideas and your eyes to original, colorful and beautiful things.

Reader question: Has a color continually popped up anywhere you have traveled?

I will always associate the color orange with Japan and blue for Greece.


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4 Responses

  1. Holly says:

    So much orange!! I love this post – my fave is the pic of the zebra butts! I just bought an orange carnelian bracelet today, which I love! The colour orange is such a happy colour.

  2. Courtney says:

    And I will always associate orange + blue with the Gators! 😉

    Very impressive compilation. That was fun to read!

  3. This is a great collection of beautiful photos and I do love orange. It is so true that orange reminds me of Kyoto. I think blue and green pop up a lot in our travels. It’s hard to pick some favorite photos here but the zebra butts and that Tahitian sunset are at the top of the list. Fantastic post idea!

  4. What a great post! Come to think of it, I’ve seen a lot of orange in my travels too. It’s a color of joy in my opinion 🙂
    Thanks so much for linking up!

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