pAiNT tHE siLo

pAiNT tHE siLo


“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air; explode softly and send thousands, millions of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth, boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn’t go cheap either. Not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.”
— Robert Fulghum said that



(the silo is really painted as seen in this image and was not changed in Photoshop)



a penny for your thoughts?

B. thomasreply
March 5, 2018 at 10:07 am

Very fun silo. Around here it is popular to paint huge Texas flags on silos or barns.

March 5, 2018 at 12:23 pm

The Crayola bomb went off here with beautiful results.

Tom Wilsonreply
March 5, 2018 at 3:03 pm

I’m in Sweden at the moment, in Borås, where the accumulator tower of the waste treatment plant is illuminated at night with bands of lights around it, and a band of red lights on the top!

Michael Rawlukreply
March 5, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Sweet. I love it. Great textures in the sky.

March 5, 2018 at 6:05 pm

An eye-catching silo that adds nice color to the landscape!

Elaine Hancockreply
March 5, 2018 at 6:57 pm

I definitely like that idea! I just find that art and color brings happiness to someone’s day. Someone here must have had a similar idea. A wonderful image!

March 5, 2018 at 9:22 pm

I’m glad you didn’t photoshop those stripes, as they are pretty dull colors. But it is a nice scene to see and record.

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
March 5, 2018 at 9:53 pm

I love that!
I have several of Robert Fulghum’s books. I just love his outlook on life!

Michael Skorulskireply
March 5, 2018 at 11:47 pm

A wonderful colorful silo and a great quote. Great early morning fare.

March 6, 2018 at 12:46 am

Superbe. J’aime les couleurs dans la nature. )

March 6, 2018 at 1:06 am

Colour certainly makes you feel happyy – I had a smile on my face as soon as I saw the silo, and it widened as I read your quote

March 6, 2018 at 2:01 am

This is a very funny silo, very “sympa”. I like a lot.
I like Fulghum’s words too.
Have a nice Tuesday.

Martine Liboutonreply
March 6, 2018 at 4:05 am

J’aime beaucoup le traitement de ta photo !!!

March 6, 2018 at 4:58 am

an excellent sentiment

March 6, 2018 at 5:41 am

Beautiful composition with this happy silo !

March 6, 2018 at 6:27 am

Wow, c’est original et tout beau, superbe! Bise, bonne journée dans la joie!

Bill Phillipsreply
March 6, 2018 at 6:45 am

What a jolly silo it is

March 6, 2018 at 6:46 am

What a fun idea that brings colour into our daily lives, even in a place where we wouldn’t expect it.
Here in Vienna, Austria, there is a garbage incineration plant that was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, an artist of the ‘fantastic realistic’ school of painting and design. It, too, is very colourful and has tiles and graffiti on the walls and chimney.

Thanks for visiting my Aminus3 site and leaving your encouraging comments, Sherri!

March 6, 2018 at 7:53 am

I agree with the idea of color bombs! This is a whimsical and happy looking silo. I like the textures.

March 6, 2018 at 9:34 am

This nice really painted silo is beautifully captured this way and great words of Robert Fulghum.

March 6, 2018 at 11:27 am

i think that Robert Fulghum’s idea of the crayolas is a fabulous dream Sherri… i loke your pjoto of the farm and the rainbow colored silo….peter:)

March 6, 2018 at 11:36 am

Deux cabanes maisonettes et ce sylo tout en rayures quel ensmeble sueprbe
Belle soirée

March 6, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Brilliant imaginations

March 7, 2018 at 2:53 am

my goodness, woman! you are sooo good at tweaking away at my heart strings!! this is just… amazing xox

Anita Bowerreply
March 7, 2018 at 5:02 am

Fun! Great idea.

March 7, 2018 at 4:25 pm

You’re good! This couldn’t be a more perfect quote to go along with your image. I love that you’ve used the sky so well too.

Larry Blissreply
March 8, 2018 at 8:40 am

I like the way it’s composed, and the idea of a crayon bomb

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