Thursday, August 5, 2010

Brown moments

Brown talks about permanence, consistency and approachability.
It whispers about Mother Earth and connects us with her.
Browns give us a sense of feeling safe, neat and wholesomeness…



Some of my awesome browns life moments:


A monkey iron sculpture at a Lusaka craft market… I love the way the monkey is seated,
overlooking the whereabouts of the market activities.




The small guy that takes care of my kitchen garden…
he lights his lamp every night… then magic begins...





A small flower getting ready to nourish mother earth with its seeds…



A splendid pedicure :)




Their chest is so beautiful and meaningful… you can find them at 3,260 m high in the Simien Montain – Ethiopia




Our Rhodesian Ridgeback dog…



One of the castles at Gondar – Ethiopia



Time for a traditional coffee? Directly from its original place…





Dry season in the African bush





Undressing for the season… ;)




© 2010 Gabriela Abalo

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24 comments:

Francisca said...

Gabriela, I just LOVED your take on BROWN. Each photo made me smile for its own specialness. So glad I dropped by today.

Greyscale Territory said...

A very soulful post! There is a feeling of exploring the earthiness of beauty!

Betsy said...

I'm loving your sandals! :)

Brian Miller said...

oo some excellent browns..that iron monkey is really cool and his counterpart the real one is neat as well...would love to explre th castle a bit, perhaps with a spot of that coffee...happy tt!

tony said...

Some Splendid & Strangely Restful Photos.

California Girl said...

This is the best TT Brown so far and I'm 2/3 through the list. Wonderful photos & variety of images & browns. Simple and exquisite.

Alan Smithee said...

I love that monkey sculpture.

Jessie said...

thank you for taking me to places i probably won't have the opportunity to visit. they are most indeed, wonderful and inspiring.

i agree with Betsy, i'm loving the sandals!

warm smiles,

Sam Liu said...

Brown is such an earthy and wonderful colour. Your appreciation of it, along with these marvellous photographs, is very beautiful :)

standing on my head said...

great expression of this theme. you just get better and better...

RA said...

Beautiful images! I love the castle... something secret and fascinating about it. :)

joanny said...

Unexpected and great photo's and words.

Nice TT.

Joanny

http://thedowsersdaughter.blogspot.com/2010/08/early-to-rise.html

Claudia said...

love the castle pic - almost see the knights approaching....

LarryG said...

Splendid indeed :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Each with it's own brown story to tell. Fantastic series.

Baino said...

That's it. Lovely photos, gorgeous dog but I'm off for a manicure and pedicure, been 'umming and aahing' for a couple of days now so thank you for making my mind up for me!

Jingle said...

these are awesome browns.

Kass said...

Thought for sure I would see some chocolate somewhere, but your brown subjects are delightful and thought-provoking.

Jonas said...

I enjoyed your imagery. I envy you for all that you've seen...

Wine and Words said...

I used to hate brown. Black, black, black...always had to be black. Seems as I age, my affinity for colors does also. I have fully embraced brown :)

ds said...

Great browns, each one better than the last. Oh, to have some coffee in that castle!

ninotaziz said...

Dear Gabriela,
I will never look at brown the same way again. Far-off places look lovely in brown and golden glint...

Paul C said...

You bring in so much of the culture and setting with this post. Most interesting.

Ed Pilolla said...

what absolutely marvelous images.