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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wacky Wednesday #87—Oranges



Spring is here and it’s making me want to dress in as much color as possible.

(Well, actually, I always want to wear a lot of cheery color. It’s not exclusively a spring thing for me…)

Today I’m wearing oranges. A lot of oranges. More than a year ago I did a WW themed around lemons, but I think the citrus family is varied enough to warrant a separate outfit celebrating oranges, don’t you?


 


I decided to refashion a WW costume from the past—my Orange is the New Black dress. The dress was a good base for today’s costume, and I added oranges slices onto a necklace to fit my new theme. The orange slices are made from foam, felt, paint and a plastic orange construction vest I bought at a yard sale years ago and cut up. I cut circles from the plastic to make earrings, and I think they may be my favorite part of this outfit. While I was out today I noticed that while my shadow was dark, the shadows cast by my earrings were orange. (I loved this.)




The plastic is translucent, and orange slices are, too. Have you ever held up a slice of orange to the sun. You haven’t? You should! If you do, you’ll notice that sunlight shines through the orange. I took a photo of the earrings in our orange tree so you could see how the sun shines through them.




Oranges: they taste good, and are cheerfully bright, and are good for you. And when I wear fruit symbols, it automatically gives an outfit a playful feel.

Want to know a few facts about oranges? Oranges are the largest citrus crop in the World. They originated in Southeast Asia in approximately 4000 B.C. Oranges are actually modified hesperidia berries.

Anybody craving vitamin C yet?



14 comments:

  1. What's a hesperidia? Is that like a grapefruit? I'm hungry now. Very cute Sar!

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    1. Thanks! Not sure about hesperidia. Can you research it and get back to me?!

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  2. Very cute and colorful! Oranges are my favorite fruit!
    Roxanne

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    1. Hi Rox, I thought of your appreciation of oranges while making this!

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  3. You also included an orange blossom, no less! It was terrific!

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    1. Thanks, Debby! You saw the orange blossom early in the day, when it was still fresh. By afternoon it looked sad and droopy so I took it off before photos!

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  4. Beautiful and bright. Reminds me of you!

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  5. Orange you the neatest creative creature on this planet? i loved seeing you toady in your latest hand made creation. You are one of the main attractions for me to be at Being-Fit on Wednesdays-your day to
    arrive in full and never seen before costumes.

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    1. Hi Leni! You're so supportive of my creations, and I love our chats about art. Thank you.

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  6. Adorbs, as usual! Juliet

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    1. Juliet, thanks! Glad you got a kick out of it.

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  7. Now that is just cute! And I love oranges! Grew up with two orange trees in my backyard that produced the sweetest oranges.

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    1. Thanks, Adri! California and oranges go together, I think...

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