Shades of Orange

Autumn has finally arrived here in central Athens. Shades of orange – dull russet and terracotta, subtle salmon and rose gold, almost red cinnabar, bright orange and tangerine – can be seen everywhere.

oranges_from_laikiNew season sweet oranges from the Argolid, purchased at the λαικί

bouboulinaHints of orange on Bouboulina

mandarine_in_gardenMandarines ripening in the garden

pistachio_tree_leavesPistachio tree leaves

late_rose_november2015Orange-red of a late rose

terracotta_brick_garden_wallDeep colours of a crumbling brick garden wall

ruined_terracotta_potsA clutch of “ruins” – ubiquitous terracotta pots, chipped and cracked, waiting to be repurposed

bouganville_november2015Bright blooming bougainvillea

greek_pumpkins_featureGreek Pumpkins

pumpkin_tartBaking a pumpkin tart – celebrating Thanksgiving in Athens!



  1. Happy Thanksgiving Debi, family and Bouboulina!
    Am far afield in San Francisco for the holiday.
    Here we have beautiful mandarins and California persimmons
    to grace the table.

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  2. Lovely shades. We have just sadly said goodbye to the last of the oranges for the season. I will miss their juices and brought colour. What an interesting shade for a bougainvillea, lovely!


    • I love those terracotta pots – jumbled in the kitchen garden, out of sight. However, I think if they were positioned leaning into each other, with trailing things growing out of them, it might evoke a kind of ruin. Worth trying, anyway. I am, indeed, thankful for blog friends, not last yourself. It is a wonderful community we are building across many countries.


  3. Such a wonderful collection of photos featuring fall’s color palette. That’s a beautiful rose. I always hate to see the season’s last blooms wither, though that’s better than seeing them snow covered.

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