Fountain series: March

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was inspired by Jude’s bench photo challenge  last year and have decided to host a fountain photo challenge. The challenge will run March to December to start with.  Like benches, there are so many different fountains – from the artistic, to the functional, large, small or hidden fountains. After seeing the wonderful world of global benches she is  calling for photos of fountains. For this month it is  Fountains in gardens.IMG_4114 (2)

If you would like to join in with the Fountain photo challenge then please take a look at her Fountain Photo Challenge Page.

Color your World: Maroon

Maroon is a dark brownish red  which takes its name from the French word marron, or chestnut.

The Oxford English Dictionary describes it as a brownish crimson or claret color. The first recorded use of maroon as a color name in English was in 1789.

Crayola produced this  crayon in the  beginning of 1949.IMG_3536badge

 

 

 

Color your World: Mango Tango coloured beak

‘Mango Tango’ is a shade of Orange that is 74% saturated and 100% bright.

Crayola issued this color in 2003 under the name ‘Mango Tango,’ and is currently available in the 120 pack of crayons.

Crayola produced a special version of their 96-color assortment and by adding a cellophane package of four new colors inside the top of the box they put out their first 100-color assortment. 

Crayon #4 became Mango Tango 

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Mango Tango

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Color your World: Mahogany

Mahogany is a reddish brown color. It is approximately the color of the wood, mahogany. However, the wood itself, like most woods, is not uniformly the same color.

The first recorded use of mahogany as a color name in English was in 1737.

However Mahogany red is equivalent to the color called mahogany in Crayola crayons. “Mahogany” was made a Crayola color in 1949.

In 1949 Crayola launched their flagship assortment, the new No. 48 box.  The box was an expansion of their existing No. 24 box.

With this introduction there were six colors that seemed to be completely new:  Azure Blue, Cerulean Blue, Dark Red, Lavender, Mahogany, Salmon.The first recorded use of mahogany red as a color name in English was in 1843.DSC06915

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