Thursday, July 2, 2009


As a special challenge, Blue asked for our interpretation of a child's poem "The Colours" by Christina Rossetti. We decided we were "up to the challenge". If you'd like to play along, just go over to her blog and let her know you are in. Today's color is lemon (one of our Mom's favorite fruits), but we opted to go with the challenge first.

"What is pink? a rose is pink
By a fountain's brink.(courtesy of Vincent Van Gogh)

What is red? a poppy's red
In its barley bed. "

(courtesy of Claude Monet)

"What is blue? the sky is blue
Where the clouds float thro'.

(courtesy of Pablo Picasso)

What is white? a swan is white
Sailing in the light.

(courtesy of Salvador Dali)

What is yellow? pears are yellow,
Rich and
ripe and mellow.

(courtesy of Jos Van Riswick)

What is green? the grass is green,
With small flowers between.

(courtesy of an unknown Belize artist)

What is violet? clouds are violet
In the summer twilight.

(Mr. Vincent Van Gogh again.
He's our favorite)

What is orange? Why, an orange,
Just an ora
(courtesy of Jean Chardin)

Have a Terrific Thurdsay,

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

PS - and here's our LEMON for the day - the most obvious color of lemon and the most delicious drink ever created (according to our Mom) is lemonade. She makes her homemade lemonade in this old store candy jar and takes it when we are invited to picnics, reunion, etc. She ices it down and puts the jar in an enamel bucket full of ice to keep it cold. It is always the first drink to get empty because everyone loves it. She should probably make some for us to have today instead of faking it by putting her lemons in the jar - what do you think?


Poopsie aka Blue said...

Well done!
Loved the art world take on the colours poem.
And, do agree re the lemonade, am about to post one I borrowed & use.
Does your mom share hers or is it Rocky Creak trade secret?

Love, pats & pets

SEDONA said...

Hi guys!
Nice shots for the poem! And my Family looooooooooves lemonade too! Altho' the grownups like to add a special ingredient they call "vahd-kuh" to theirs that makes it extra-yummy...will have to see what that's all about!
Oh, I entered your cool contest!
Have a great 4th!
Your pal,

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Wooo great works of art for a great poem. Mom loves Van Gogh too.
Lemonade sounds good to me, can I have some?
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Doctor Dre said...

hi rocky creek scotties!

thank you for visiting my blog. very nice to meet you guys!
mom sometimes tries to make lemonade too, but she says it's too much work!
she's so lazy.

come visit my blog again soon.

ps. love those paintings.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What an awesome post! Great job on the challenge, guys! Mom says she'd love a glass of lemonade please - I'll pass! YUK!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

GoldenSamantha said...

That was a very creative display for Christina R's poem! Loved it! And I bet that lemonade is delish! Great job!
Hugs xo

Anonymous said...

very nice interpretation - good work

Dina ... UK said...

Wow! You have just turned the T/C challenge in to a work of art....
I like the Monet, have a great day....:-)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! That was one very great True Colours! That book author would be Furry Proud!!


Clive said...

That was a brillant post! We love Van Gogh too! and homemade lemonade!! Only someone here puts a drop of gin into it for herself!! Imagine!!!

Take care

chicamom85 said...

Good job to your Mom, my Mom wasn't ready for this challenge. Your Mom nailed it, you must be very proud of her. Do you drink lemonade?? I don't think I would like it

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You like lemonade? We can understand your humans liking it. Humans like strange things, but pass on the good things we like.

The OP Pack said...

Very well done - such a creative post!!!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


This was a furry khool post!


River said...

Great interpretation! Hey, I posted my tongue pictures for the contest on my July 1 post:

Come visit and laugh!

love & wags,

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh my doggie, you made Moma drool with that lemonade. It's her favorite! Paws down. She's checking the fridge right now.....

Happy Independence Day! Drink Lemonade!

Jake and Fergi

pughy said...

Just checking in before I left.. Yes please can GJ use that tongue photo ...

Hugs Carol GJ's mum xx

Poppy Q said...

My mum has some lemons at the moment, would your mom share her recipe?

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