Have you ever had a colour analysis where someone advises you what colours flatter your skin tone and which ones you should avoid at all costs? I did and was told that cool colours like blue and purple are great for me, whereas warm colours such as brown and orange don’t match my complexion.

This week’s photo challenge is all about the colour orange. Below are some of my favourite photos where this vibrant colour takes centre stage in some of my previous blog posts:

Carthamus + 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Helene Hanff: 84 Charing Cross Road

I bought these gorgeous flowers at the market but had no idea what they were called. Thanks to fellow bloggers, I learnt that they’re carthamus (part of the thistle family)!

Am also happy to have spread the word on an excellent book by Helene Hanff: 84 Charing Cross Road, an endearing collection of letters exchanged between Hanff and the people who worked in a second-hand bookshop in London.

Carrot Top Pesto + Urban Garden in Brussels

Potage-Toit: Organic carrotsPotage-Toit: Geodesic greenhouse

Until last year, I didn’t know how flavourful a carrot could taste. The tiny odd-sized heirloom carrots that we bought at the organic garden atop the Bibliothèque royale de Belgique in Brussels were amazing!

It was great to see how such unused urban spaces were being used to bring nature closer to urban dwellers.

I love the geodesic – isn’t that a cool word? – greenhouse that serves as a nursery for the garden.

King Crab + Hokkaido

Abashiri, Hokkaido: King crab

Hokkaido is one of my favourite places. It is great for hiking in summer, dotted with onsens (hot springs) and has amazing fresh seafood harvested from the cool waters that surround the island.

The seafood that we had in Hokkaido remains amongst the best and most delicious that I’ve had. One particular crab is also the most expensive thing that I’ve ever eaten.

“Did you really pay $200 for a crab?” AB asked when I told him the price of the King Crab that my family had in Abashiri. “Yup, and it was worth every single cent!” was my reply 🙂

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