Loyalty… an orange one.

How can I


such loyalty?

A month has passed,

the ice has melted

yet the orange

still lingers

loyal to his friend

…the bin


And a dedication to the loyal bitter orange:


Sergei Prokofiev

The Love for Three Oranges, orchestral suite from the opera

Neeme JΓ€rvi conducts the Scottish National Orchestra

I. The Ridicules
II. The Magician Tchelio and Fata Morgana Play Cards (Infernal Scene)
III. March
IV. Scherzo
V. The Prince and the Princess
VI. Flight


Happy Wednesday!


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  1. I absolutely love this, Marina! How creative and fun! And I love the color orange, too. Happy Thursday now! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

  2. You have the most creative photos, Marina. Did you know that Frank Sinatra once said: β€œOrange is the happiest colour.” I think he is right!

    • I didn’t know that and I also think he’s right! Thank you, my dear Rebecca! I just couldn’t resist the loyalty! πŸ˜‰
      Happy Thursday, my dear friend! πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

  3. I knew this was going to happen!
    They’re inseparable.
    The bin is just as loyal. They are planning an orange world domination!
    Probably do a better job than or current leaders.
    Come to think of it, currants might do a better job. LOL
    Hey, I’m early, again! It’s Wednesday tomorrow! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • They really are inseparable. It’s been a month since they first met and since then there have been piles and piles of branches from the clippings after the snow, picked up by cleaning vans again and again, yet the orange still lingers. Maybe even the cleaners respected them! πŸ˜‰ Oh, I’m pretty sure any vegetable or fruit would do a much better job! πŸ˜‰
      Early for you and late for me! Our Wednesday has 20 more minutes till it turns to Thursday!
      Hugs – love and many many xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
      and Hera slobbery kisses!!!!!

  4. Who would think an orange would be so loyal? Only an artist loyal to her artistic senses would take notice of such a thing as a persistently loyal orange, document it and share it. By noting the loyalty of such a simple thing as an orange, you make the world just that much better. Prokofiev certainly had a dynamic sense of the love of three oranges.

    • Awwww…… you are so sweet, my friend!
      I walk by every day and see it standing there, loyal to his friend. How can I ignore it? Don’t tell anyone but I greet it with goodmorning wishes! So far it hasn’t responded. Too loyal, I say! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
      As for Prokofiev, yes indeed and a great sense of humor too! πŸ˜‰

  5. Your orange has reminded me of the years when as a college student in New York I rode the subway to school. In a subway station where I changed trains I once noticed that somebody had dropped a bagel onto the train tracks. I watched for weeks as it gradually deteriorated.

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