Orange. What was first, the color or the name?

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I love taking photos like this one… When I don’t have to do ANY editing whatsoever, none. 🙂

Also, I totally like the orange theme! It seems that I am surrounded with it since I saw it everywhere when I read this week’s theme for DPchallenge.

Enjoy in my gallery of “orange” while I go and eat one 😎

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time?.”

Is it ever to late for Christmas photos? I think NOT!

I was busy busy busy in the holidays, as everyone else. And I had a plan to post some things on blog which I managed, but I did not had time to properly sit down and go through my Christmas photos. Especially the decorations I made! I posted about amazing Do It Yourself ideas for the holidays…and I have tried one! 🙂 – The rose from orange/clementine one, of course, hehe.

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It ended up being very easy to make so we continued to make them for decoration even after Xmas. And by “we continued making them” I meant that I forced everyone to peel oranges like this. Poor people. 😀

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I love how this decoration is visually very appealing with its bright orange color, plus the scent of freshly peeled orange fills the space… I recommend using it while the orange season is still here.

I know you are dying to see how I incorporated peeled oranges into decorations for holidays, so I’ll grant your wish. 😉

“Christmas” food :)

I found this amazing idea on FB (you can see what page 😉 ) and I will most definitely use it! I love the smell of oranges and even bought the essential oil scented like tangerine or orange I am not sure. Considering that I have app. 2 kg of both at the moment I will play a little inspired by the photo. And there goes also my love for roses. Perfect. 🙂

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I don’t know about you, but here things are “heating up”. I am trying to avoid all shopping at any cost in malls because people are buying like there is no tomorrow. And next days won’t be any better. So, that means one thing – we are going to EAT through the holidays, A LOT. :mrgreen:

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I have found a lot of cute and awesome Xmas ideas for food, both salty and sweet. What do you like more? And cakes. Oh my God… We have to bake cakes… Traditionally in Croatia we eat fish on Christmas Eve, pork and french salad have to be in our Christmas meal and for the cakes we do a lot of them, different kinds. It depends. But the one my holidays are not complete are “orahnjača” (with walnuts) and “makovnjača” (with poppy). Picture below. 😀

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Since kitchen and I are more an acquaintances than friends 😀 I think I will make one cake, if I have time two. This is literary my usual take on the baking:

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Have a great day and do comment. 🙂

Disclaimer: I found photos on FB page Creative Ideas and makovnjača and orahnjača on coolinarka.com

Weekly Photo Challenge – Layers | Rose

Weekly Photo Challenge – Layers | Rose

I am again late with this one, but I guess it takes time for me to form an idea that is personally connected to the week’s theme, rather than just post some random photos. And that’s ok. 🙂

Why rose? Roses are my favorite flowers, the way they look, smell, colors… I really love them. Maybe that’s cheesy, but I always love to get a rose. I like other flowers, don’t get me wrong, but none of them are so dear to me like roses.

In this week photo I wanted to capture the contrast. Beautiful orange rose compared to a bit cruel weather conditions. Because really, the only reason the rose is alive is because she’s inside, well cared for. Outside is much too cold for her to even spread her layers of pedals, and in addition it was foggy last night when I took the picture. No way she would survive, but she is very much alive thanks to the fact she is nurtured. 😉 Like any human, she needs care and good environment in order to blossom. 😀

I have two other photos of roses very dear to me because they were gifts for special occasions. Enjoy. 😉

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This week entries that I loved: