Like many bloggers out there, I am thoroughly enjoying Skinny Wench’s A Word A Week – both reading others’ posts, and putting together my own – and I hope you’re liking them too! This is only my second AWAW, but I love these sorts of posts which are quick (my photos aren’t indexed, so it would be even quicker if I got my act together and could locate them using keywords – dream on), easy and fun. Many of my chosen images are Instagram snaps – I am mildly obsessed (@fififlores, if you want to follow me).
The idea of round, for me, denotes smooth, tactile, geometrically balanced; a baby’s soft bottom, a downy peach, a child’s ball. Circular and spherical shapes abound in nature – fruit, flowers, sun, moon… There is something profoundly satisfying about such a complete object, especially when it’s three-dimensional.
Here in Seville, the most ubiquitous incarnation of round are the spots on feria dresses – a key part of one of the city’s most important celebrations.
These round photos are a mix of natural and man (or woman)-made, and are as colourful as I could find:
water wheel at Sanlucar la Barrameda Feria
balloons in a friend’s garden (oval, so a slight cheat there)
supremely stylish football hat worn triumphantly at Euro 12
son with Olympic rings at Stratford this summer
home-baked (and decorated, don’t laugh) Hallowe’en cupcakes
trippy gold mushrooms
friend’s arroz (not paella, strictly speaking)
beer bottle tops
mad flamenco-painted bread in a sadly now-closed shop
spotty farolillo (paper light) at the Feria de Sevilla
lemon from our tree
brandy barrels in Jerez de la Frontera
window of Seville cathedral, seen from roof
sunflower – a popular crop around these parts