Posts Tagged ‘color


When Toddlers Make You Think, Sept. 2013

I had two moments with a nephew today that really made me think about life and the kindness we can bestow upon each other if it exists in our hearts.

First, we were playing in his sandbox when the shovel I was using broke. My initial reaction was “CRAP! Mom’s gonna kill me for breaking his toy!” But, what did my 2 yr. old nephew do? He handed me a spare smaller shovel without a peep. Without knowing the words, he–in his own way–was saying, “Here, uncle. No worries. It’s not a total loss. We can still work together.”

Then, we were working on a chalk drawing on his driveway when I needed a certain color to draw part of the picture. When I initially asked him to give me the right color, he said, “No” and gave me a different color. I asked a second time, and he did the same thing. The third time, I asked him, “What color will you give me next?” and offered him the piece he last gave me. This is when he finally traded me for the one color I wanted from the start. For some reason, this made me think about that famous line/lesson: Good things come to those who wait. I was patient. And, when I was trying to get what I wanted, I was denied. But, when I least expected it, what I wanted was handed to me.

‘Makes ya think. Food for thought.


How Do You Describe a Blonde/Blond?

I find picking the right words to describe a particular shade of blonde/blond hair difficult.  I think it becomes a bit subjective to opinion.  So, I want you the reader to give me your opinion of what word or words you would use to describe these different shades of blonde/blond as I describe them.  Okay?

1) A very creamy yellow blonde/blond which almost looks like butter.

2) Same blonde/blond with darker roots/streaks.

3) A very pale, white blonde/blonde verging on silver.

4) A pale, washed-out blonde/blond nearly white with just a hint of yellow.

5) The same as 4 with dark roots/streaks.

Please give 1-3 words you’d use to describe as many of the above as you can.  Thanks.  Likewise, give your adjectives for the following blonde hair color images.

1) Ponytail

2) Chin-length feathery hairdo

3) Shoulder-length “yellow tulip” hairdo

4) Charlize T.

5) Blake L.

6) Julianne H.

7) Long and straight in black