Gold. Copa de oro. Gold cup. This post is for our friends in the North, caught up in the drab and grey of winter rain, sleet or snow. Low light and endless nights. Hang in there. Colours will come back.
Orange. Cempazúchitl, flower for the Day of the Dead.
Terracotta. Better safe than sorry: this house is under the joint protection of the Virgin Mary and Saint Karl (Marx). (No tire basura: Don’t throw garbage)
Lava grey. Most of this area in the South of Mexico city was covered with lava and ash by the eruption of a volcano called Xitle (Navel) around 400 AD.
Terre de Sienne. One can find those barred windows all across Latin America. Many of the houses in the area date back to the Spanish “Colony”, around 1700 AD.
Blue. Again. Those typical colonial colours can be found all across Latin America and some areas of Spain and Portugal.
Rosa Mexicano. Mexican pink.
Bougainvillea from the window. Named after Monsieur de Bougainville (1729-1811) a French Navy officer and explorer who completed the first French round the world trip in the 18th century (might have said that before) and brought the flower back from Brazil for the world to enjoy. (Don’t ask me the exact colour of the flower, I am after all slightly colour blind)
Yellowish. (See above)
Ferrari red. This pretty little “thang” keeps visiting someone on the street. A beetle maybe? Such a dalliance.
This in French could only be referred to as “cacadois”. Goose poop. A true colour. Cross my heart. 🙂
To me, just another shade of blue. (Not a whiter shade of pale).
“Sólo por hoy”. Only for today. Mind the green things. Can be hot.
“Somewhere under the rainbow…” (I may have posted several of these. Changed my filing system… breaking the #1 rule: “If it works don’t fix it”)
Bide your time, my Northern friends. Sun and colours will be back. They’ve just taken a vacation South of the border.