[Updated: Added captions and links to previous blog posts.]

I've been thinking about creating a banner for the blog which I can use for "branding" opportunities such as calling cards. I want to create a composite image from my photographs which recreates the rainbow of curtains across the front of the house.

The original design for the gay pride flag had eight colors: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and purple. (Only a gay man would insist on including "indigo" in the rainbow!) My first task is to collect photographs for each color. This is the first installment: Pink.

Beetle on Rose, from Field Trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, July 8, 2006.
Beetle on Rose

Cherry Blossoms, from Field Trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, April 23, 2006.
Cherry Blossoms

Tabletop Portulaca
Tabletop Portulaca

Bee on Echinacea, from South Midwood Garden Tour, July 30, 2006.
Bee on Echinacea

Gecko Under Glass
Gecko Under Glass

Phlox, from Marie's Garden, Saratoga, NY, August 26, 2006.

Allamanda cathartica "Cherries Jubilee", from North Carolina Arboretum
Allamanda cathartica "Cherries Jubilee"

Sunset, from Halloween 2006.
Sunset, Beverly Square West, Brooklyn, Halloween 2006

The Pergola, Prospect Park Lights.
The Pergola, Prospect Park Lights

Park Circle, Prospect Park Light.
Park Circle, Prospect Park Lights


Anonymous said...

Great idea, and great photos.

As a newcomer to the blog, I appreciated the link back to your earlier posts about the house and garden. I like the idea of an heirloom garden in particular.

Xris said...

WW: Since most of the photos originally appeared in other blog posts, I provided links back to the original posts, where applicable.

I had wanted to do it this morning, but I was already running late for the walking tour of Red Hook, Brooklyn, about which I hope to post something later tonight. I took over 500 photos, so it's going to take some time to edit them down!

The heirloom garden is a work in progress. If you have any questions about it, please let me know!

- Xris

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I love the way you are tying all of this together, Xris... I can't wait to see the finished result!