The first time I heard the word ‘ochre’ I was playing scrabble with my mother. When she placed the tiles on the board I laughed and she said, ‘it’s a real word – a color – look it up.’ I was doubtful but gave her the points.
According to Wikipedia, “Ochre or ocher is a natural clay earth pigment which is a mixture of ferric oxide and varying amounts of clay and sand. It ranges in color from yellow to deep orange or brown. It is also the name of the colors produced by this pigment, especially a light brownish-yellow. A variant of ochre containing a large amount of hematite, or dehydrated iron oxide, has a reddish tint known as “red ochre”.
Well that certainly narrows it down! 🙂
So for Sunday Still’s Challenge, Ochre I’ll give you my best shot at ochre, from photos taken last week.
On our recent drive over Washington Pass we were surrounded by colors of ochre in the mountains and golden larches.
At Coulon Park I found leaves turning colors of ochre everywhere.
Finally, on yesterday’s visit to Nolte State Park,
Deep Lake absorbed the surrounding colors of ochre and reflected them back while my husband practiced casting.
And that’s all for today’s dose of Ochre.