Black

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I’m back with a post called ‘Black‘ after a few weeks of being busy in the garden, house maintenance and general busy body departments.

Back Is Black

To ease myself back into the blogging world, I thought I would continue where I left off. With a weekly prompt challenge which this week is titled Black.
A lot of properties not too far from where we live are very old, medieval buildings. I’m no architect, but the buildings were assembled using huge oak beams as the basic structure. Hence, the black and white criss-cross patchwork of architecture that we see not only in the countryside but also in major cities like London.

The Old Days

Invariably, I find myself thinking back to how it must have been in those days. Was life itself black and white? Of course, nature would have provided plenty of natural colour with flowers and blossoming trees, but the towns and cities would have predominantly been black and white.

Life Without Colour

Then again, I would have thought the oak beams used in building work would have been brown when they were new. Only many years later would they turn the dark ebony colour we see today. Perhaps there was a lot more colour around than I imagined. Whenever I recall my own childhood, I seem to see everything in black and white. It wasn’t until I found music and my own way in life that things turned to full-on colour.

From A Different Angle

Pondering my life at the moment and it’s amazing how many things are black yet give out the warmest and brightest colours. For example, the wood burner is black, yet when it burns, it gives off a beautiful glow of reds, blues and oranges. The television, black and lifeless, yet switched on will exude the whole spectrum of mesmerising colours. So many things in our lives are dark, yet bring so much colour and entertainment.

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35 Comments
  • luisa zambrotta
    July 6, 2019

    Great piece and beautiful photo

    • admin
      July 6, 2019

      Thank you, Luisa

  • Enzo Martinelli
    July 6, 2019

    Welcome back to blogging. Have a nice weekend!

    • admin
      July 6, 2019

      Thank you, Enzo, have a nice weekend too

  • Wonderful piece. Is that from Ludlow.. think I’ve been there.

    • admin
      July 6, 2019

      Thank you and yes, it is Ludlow

  • susiesopinions
    July 6, 2019

    You were missed 😘

    • admin
      July 6, 2019

      Thank you, Susie. I’m glad to be back, but was glad of the short break too 😁

  • Peter's pondering
    July 6, 2019

    I think we all tend to view history as rather black and dull, mainly because of black and white, or sepia, photography. In reality, colour has always been much admired and used. In tapestries, wall decoration, clothing, even the sculptures were highly coloured!

    • admin
      July 6, 2019

      You could be right, Peter, thank you.

  • Hope
    July 6, 2019

    Welcome back! Missed your photos 📷and words. 🖋

    • admin
      July 6, 2019

      Awww, thank you, Hope.

  • Anonymous
    July 6, 2019

    I tried to like but it won’t take, so I’ll say it here. Life does appear black sometimes if I don’t look further into it. When I delve into my past I see colors I would like to see again.

  • SueW
    July 6, 2019

    Oh love the photo and enjoyed your post Trev. And it’s perfect for our challenge, thank you.

    We all need that break from WP occasionally, especially when there’s so much other stuff going on.

    • admin
      July 7, 2019

      Thank you, Sue

  • DB McNicol
    July 6, 2019

    Really enjoyed this….just now looking at some of the photo challenges since I’ve been concentrating on writing prompts. I now host two – love to have you try them out.

    Friday: https://dbmcnicol.com/friday-foto-flash-fiction/
    Sunday: https://sundayphotofiction

    • admin
      July 7, 2019

      Thank you, I shall have a look at your challenges

  • Invisibly Me
    July 7, 2019

    Welcome back! I hope the garden & house maintenance have been going well without too many frustrations or accidents! Good use of the prompt word. It made me think of all the black & white buildings that were quite popular in Ledbury when I used to live there. And a really interesting point about how something that can be black or devoid of ‘action’ can suddenly burst with energy and brightness, like a wood burner or TV. Nicely done!
    Caz xx

    • admin
      July 7, 2019

      Thank you, Caz, for your very kind words. Very much appreciated. Hope you’re getting on o.k.

  • Nice reflection post, I really like the photo too.

    • admin
      July 8, 2019

      Thank you very much, Maranto, glad you like it.

  • smzang
    July 11, 2019

    So glad you’re back…

    Much enjoyed your thoughts on color
    in the midst of black and white. Now
    that I think of it, your blog is an example.

    • admin
      July 11, 2019

      Thank you, Sarah, those are very kind words and very much appreciated

  • thelonelyauthorblog
    July 12, 2019

    Welcome back. I like the black and whites. They often speak in ways that color photos cannot.

    • admin
      July 12, 2019

      Thank you and yes, I agree with you, black and white can convey things that colour never can.

  • Dave Kingsbury
    July 12, 2019

    Welcome black … er, back! Fascinating idea that music brings colour – my music memories are quite vivid, so you could be right.

    • admin
      July 12, 2019

      Thank you, Dave. I think you are right concerning music memories. I know mine are always in full colour.

  • etiliyle
    July 16, 2019

    💖💖

    • admin
      July 16, 2019

      Thank you

  • Covert Novelist
    July 16, 2019

    I find architecture fascinating. Especially the older buildings that remain strong true and firm hundreds of years later. They were built to last! Built with care. Love that!

    • admin
      July 16, 2019

      I can’t argue with that. The old buildings have certainly stood the test of time and will continue for years to come.

  • gianmarco groppelli, *J&J*
    November 6, 2019

    Wonderful !

    • admin
      November 6, 2019

      Thank you, Gianmarco




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