Just what you’ve been waiting for; the Sunday Stills Monthly Photo color challenge! This month we explore shades of the color “apricot,” a light yellowish-orangish color that is similar to the color of apricots. The color range is shown here.

These are actual apricots captured at the nearby farmer’s market.

Fresh Apricots
Fresh Apricots

“Rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene, and other carotenoids, apricots are excellent for promoting eye health. Lutein helps to support retina and lens health, while carotenoids and vitamin E support overall vision. Apricot nutrients also help to reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.”


Yellows and soft oranges combine to give you these hues. In nature, you may see this range of colors.

Drying plants
Late summer-early autumn apricot colors
burlywood stump
Last year’s burlywood color

Apricot Nature Gallery

More Apricot Colors

“Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness. Orange vibration foods are: oranges, tangerines, apricots, mangoes, peaches and carrots.” ~Tae Yun Kim

Always Remember

Today, 9-11 is commemorated in the US and remembered worldwide. It has been 21 years since the multiple air attacks by terrorists who thought they could destroy the heart of the American people.

Always Remember 9-11
Image colored in Paint By Number by me

“Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday after a historic reign as monarch of the United Kingdom, was a steadfast ally of the United States, notably breaking tradition by singing the U.S. national anthem just days after 9/11. The queen joined a crowd of thousands in singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner”’during a memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London for the victims on Sept. 14, 2001…. It is believed to be the first time a British monarch sang the anthem in public.”

Washington Examiner

To my friends in the UK and Commonwealth nations, may your beloved Queen Elizabeth II rest in peace.

Inspiring Photo Challenges

Each week I am inspired by my fellow bloggers’ photo challenges. I find it fun to incorporate these into my Sunday Stills weekly themes.

Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders

Sunday Stills weekly challenge is easy to join. You have all week to share and link your post.

  • Remember to title your blog post a little differently than mine.
  • Please create a new post for the theme or link a recent one.
  • Entries for this theme can be posted all week.
  • Tag your post “Sunday Stills.”
  • Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post.
  • I also recommend adding your post’s URL to the comments.

This Week’s Featured Bloggers

Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below are this week’s links from bloggers who shared apricot-inspired photos. I add these all week as new links are posted.

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I can’t wait to see how you interpret the color APRICOT this week! Join me next week as we explore the theme of Macro or Close-ups. Note that I will take a blog break on September 25 due to travel. Please refer to my Sunday Stills page for updated themes. Have a great week!


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98 thoughts on “Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: All About #Apricot

  1. Apricot and honey – wonderful together as a taste and as we near toward my favorite season! I’ve been reading a lot and watching videos about the Queen since her passing. I assume the funeral will be none other. I watched Princess Diana’s funeral which was sad. I wish we could all come together like what happened after 9/11 – I hope we never have a tragedy of that magnitude ever again.

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      1. Terri, I am amazed at how long people have been queuing up in line and a woman from Connecticut flew to London to file past the coffin. She was so tearful in the interview, it was difficult to understand what she was saying. I am sure it will be difficult to adjust.

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  2. Hi – thank you for the opportunity to link up to your post. After I wrote mine (2 hours before your link is available for my time zone), I ended up coming down with a bug that my husband shared with me. We haven’t had that kind of cold bug fun since our kids were still in school and living at home. 🤣😅😆 Nice choices for the photos you shared of apricot colors. Thank you for hosting the color fun for us all!!

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  3. Apricots are the secret fruit because hardly anyone I know seems to eat them, Terri. The only time many people eat apricots seems to be when it is used as jam to stick marzipan to a Christmas fruit cake. As you rightly pointed out, the health benefits of eating this lovely fruit are incredible. No wonder I can see in the dark.

    Here is my contribution—a photo I’ve used on my blog before (and one of my favourites).

    I hope it’s cooled down in your part of the world. Lady Autumn is undoubtedly making her prescience known here. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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    1. The only stone fruits I really like are apricots, and peaches are OK if not too ripe, Hugh, I was happy to read that they are good for our eyes and I see well in the dark too! Lovely image of that sunset…the apricot sky’s contrast to the silver and gray is stunning!

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  4. I actually didn’t;t know that apricot had so many health benefits.

    The colour apricot was one of my mom’s favourites.

    I’ll try to find something apricot to share during the week. Yesterday the sky had an apricot hue in the morning, but I could not find a great place to take a photo, without disturbing noise. Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Lovely depictions of apricot Terri, as a shade close to orange it’s a very pretty and welcome one in my world. We’ve been off celebrating my granddaughter’s 4th birthday so I didn’t manage to get a post done this week.

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  6. Terri,
    I have an affinity for apricots. When Helen and I were dating, her mother always prepared an apricot salad for me when I visited for dinner. I think of her every time I have one on my plate, which isn’t often enough because I do like them. Here’s my contribution for the week–Artist Paint Pot, Yellowstone NP. There has to be an apricot hue in here somewhere. Have a great week! Joe

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  7. These are some of my favorite colors. You found some wonderful examples I love your palm tree creation and your apricot tee-shirt on your avatar person. Your information about the queen singing our national anthem is something I didn’t remember, but how touching. She was an amazing human being. Thanks for linking to WQW. This is a healthy post. I didn’t realize apricots were so good for your eyes. They have other benefits if you suffer from the problems they cure. I don’t. I used to eat dried apricots by the bag full. (almost.) They didn’t stick around long enough to make me fat. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Marsha! I’m glad you liked how the post turned out. So much for a simple color challenge. I was happy to have snapped the apricots at the farmers market a few weeks ago, so the timing was great for adding the healthy food element to WQW! Hans loves all those fruits–peaches, plums, apricots…I’m not a huge fan but I do like peaches and apricots when they are still slightly under ripe. I need to find some food that’s good for my hearing 😉

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      1. LOL, if you do, I need to know about it ASAP! Vince can hardly hear me when I talk loudly directly into his ear. When he wears his hearing aids in public, there is always someone who is so loud that he about dies. I’ll be sorting for apricot things I can post on WQW this week.

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  8. Loved this one Terri, altho I must admit I never think of apricot as a color (although I suppose it is!). I’m linking my urban post today because of the colors featured in my seattle images https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2022/09/10/lens-artists-challenge-216-urban-environments/ . Loved your nod to 9/11 and Her Majesty the Queen. Saw the anthem singing on this morning’s news altho I didn’t see it at the time. Hard to believe how long ago it really was as it truly does seem like yesterday. Still very much a place in my heart and mind.


  9. Today it is election day in Sweden and the whole family has been down to vote for governmental, regional and local councils. My youngest one voted for the first time and has prepared herself by reading about the different parties and what the stand for. It is not an easy choice to make. The voting will go on till 8 tonight and then the counting will start – so still a long time to wait for the results.
    Love your apricot coloured captures!

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