COLOR YOUR WORLD – CHESTNUT

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Color Your World – Chestnut

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The color of the day is ‘Chestnut’.

This color is basically a deep reddish-brown hue. It is to represent the color of the nuts from a Chestnut tree.

The way I understand it (from Wikipedia explanation), is that Crayola had this color in it’s boxes before, but it was called Indian Red. They decided to change it’s name to Chestnut in 1999, because people thought it was not PC, I guess, thinking it referred to Native American skin color. Actually, it was to represent the color of the natural pigments containing iron oxide. It is a popular color to use in India.

This photo has some colors of Chestnut in there. The sign says ‘hitching post’. We see it all the time out by our grocery store, and it is for hitching your horse to the rail, while you go in to shop. Yes, here in our city, people still ride their horses around sometimes. πŸ™‚

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

Β© 2017 BS

7 responses »

      • How big is your city ? I just picture some husband saying, “Honey, I think I’m going to ride Black Beauty in today” and the wife rolling her eyes and saying, “Are you sure about this?”

      • hahaha… our city is fairly big with pop. of 249,042. Maybe it’s because we live closer to the outer edge where people keep horses, that we see them. Still, there’s plenty of car traffic. That’s funny with the scene you thought of! πŸ™‚

      • Guess what? Local news tonight was reporting a horse thief taking a joy ride on a horse right in the middle of town today! haha crazy … It was a teenager, and they caught him.

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