Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Searching for Roy G Biv 4: Gray/Grey Final Update

A detail from the Swedish pioneer house at the Zilker Botanical Garden.

It's time once again for the Search for Roy G Biv (the colors of the rainbow) and Beyond. We are now Beyond! This month's color is GRAY or GREY. I'm posting a day early since I'll be traveling tomorrow...returning home from Austin, Texas. And since I'm in Austin, I decided to look for my GRAYS here.

Detail of a foot bridge at the Zilker Botanical Garden.

Detail of ants from the ornate Rose Gate at the Zilker Botanical Garden.
Canoe sculpture on the University of Texas Austin campus.

Structure on the grounds of the Texas State Capital.

Detail of tree bark on the Texas State Capital grounds.
Gray stones outside a hotel.

To join in the fun, just post up to five GRAY photos and leave a comment here or on Jennifer Coyne Qudeen's blog. We'll link to your post for our monthly blog hop. I'll continue to post updates through Saturday, October 17. Let's see how many different GRAYS you can find!

10/15/15 6:30 PM Eastern time....I'm home and am delighted to see so many folks playing Roy this month!

Fiona at Paper Ponderings reminds us..."that the things we can do and make offer people a salve to the ordinariness or mundaneness of life." She also has a beautiful page from her book "Silence Helps No One" that is a symphony in GREY.

GREY is a "current favorite" for Margaret at Charlton Stitcher! She has a wonderful selection of photos and art to share.

Jennifer has GREYS from shadows to owls to her lovely rusted cloth.

Lisa at arzigogolare has been a bit frustrated by the GRAY days in Florence but, as usual, her photos sing! Love the paving stones after a storm...they look almost metallic!

Sharmon Davidson has architectural and natural GRAYS. Love the weathered wood, the soft GRAYS in the fungi and the silvery GRAY of the fallen leaf.

Mary Ann at Blue Sky Dreaming has hand printed and stitched (leafy) GRAYS. Love that first piece!

Susan and Elizabeth at PG Fiber 2 Art have some textural GRAYS...from elephants to tree bark!

Maya at Take Diversion has some surprising GREYS from a suspended feather to industrial brushes!

Linda Stokes has some outdoors GREYS. Love the pottery path!

Fran at At the End of the Day found Five Shades of GREY...even a self portrait!

Thanks to all of you for playing this month! Only two months left:

November 19: PINK
December 17: Blogger's Choice


  1. Cool greys! So funny that we've both been traveling the last couple Roys. I'm off tomorrow to NJ to meet with friends. Safe travels.

    1. Safe travels to you too! Enjoyed reading about your adventure in Santa Fe with Pam. We'll have to catch up soon!

  2. Lovely greys - will see what I can find.

    1. Hi Linda- Looking forward to seeing your grays!

    2. Have now posted my greys - sorry if it's too late.

  3. Beautiful soft greys!
    My offerings are over on my blog. after missing last month's posting, I'm glad to be back.

  4. Love the weathered gray wood photo! Our grays are posted on our PGFiber2Art blog at

  5. Julie, you certainly have a wide variety of grays here. I love the weathered wood, and that tree bark is a true work of art, both visually and texturally (I think I made this word up). I'm also fascinated by the canoe sculpture! I've posted my grays over at my blog, too!

  6. Lovely range of greys and variety of textures!

  7. Some great 'finds' in Austin! I especially like the texture on that foot bridge piece and the lovely rocks. I too have posted and look forward to traveling around to see more 'gray/grey'!

  8. As always - so many wonderful textures & patterns, Julie! I especially liked scrolling from the rough bark to those glorious smooth stones...

  9. The grey pebbles are my favourite. I've blogged my greys here -

  10. ...missed last month...but i have posted my greys for the bark most of all...