Weekly photo challenge: Orange

If I ask ‘Aren’t you glad it’s photo challenge time?’ it doesn’t sound like ‘Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time?’  But for Americans at WordPress who pronounce all the r’s it does, and I don’t mind because they give us brilliant photo prompts, like this weekend’s orange idea.  Yes, I am glad it’s photo challenge time because I saw something amazing in orange just a few months ago at a Christmas celebration where some women performed an Indian dance, and I took this photo as they spun like whirling dervishes.  The ‘something amazing in orange’ is my daughter-in-law, who loves India, has lived in India and would make a great Bollywood dancer.  She’s actually amazing in any colour!

Orange sari



From Éloge de l’oranger by Jean de la Fontaine (1621-1695)

Orangers, arbres que j’adore,
Que vos parfums me semblent doux !
Est-il dans l’empire de Flore
Rien d’agréable comme vous ?

"Orange de Malte", P. Doumerc, Oingt, France
“Orange de Malte”, P. Doumerc, Oingt, France

My translation, wherein I change the plural orangers to a single orange tree, for the sake of rhyme:

Orange tree, my desire,
How thy scent is sweet to me!
Is there in Flora’s empire
Anything as lovely as thee?

Blood oranges at EPIC market yesterday
Blood orange eighths
Blood orange eighths

Thanks Ailsa for the orange prompt!