• Mood Board: Relaxing Red, Green & Blue

    I received quite a few comments on the featured sellers post I did this week about the colors I chose. I also like the way it came out and it has inspired me to look for some more photos with the same colors of blue, green and saturated red. The photos I chose just so happened to have a relaxing weekend feel. :) I am quite ready for a calm few days. How about you?

    Row 1: wailintse, pretty random
    Row 2: *mayxxx*, gloria-aniela
    Row 3: toast via ourcitylights, Cyril Auvity on altphotos

    I leave you with the 100 Most Beautiful Words in English!
    Ailurophile A cat-lover.  
    Assemblage A gathering.  
    Becoming Attractive.  
    Beleaguer To exhaust with attacks. 
    Brood To think alone. 
    Bucolic In a lovely rural setting. 
    Bungalow A small, cozy cottage. 
    Chatoyant Like a cat's eye. 
    Comely Attractive. 
    Conflate To blend together. 
    Cynosure A focal point of admiration. 
    Dalliance A brief love affair. 
    Demesne Dominion, territory. 
    Demure Shy and reserved. 
    Denouement The resolution of a mystery. 
    Desuetude Disuse. 
    Desultory Slow, sluggish. 
    Diaphanous Filmy. 
    Dissemble Deceive. 
    Dulcet Sweet, sugary. 
    Ebullience Bubbling enthusiasm. 
    Effervescent Bubbly. 
    Efflorescence Flowering, blooming. 
    Elision Dropping a sound or syllable in a word. 
    Elixir A good potion. 
    Eloquence Beauty and persuasion in speech. 
    Embrocation Rubbing on a lotion. 
    Emollient A softener 
    Ephemeral Short-lived. 
    Epiphany A sudden revelation. 
    Erstwhile At one time, for a time. 
    Ethereal Gaseous, invisible but detectable. 
    Evanescent Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time. 
    Evocative Suggestive. 
    Fetching Pretty. 
    Felicity Pleasantness. 
    Forbearance Withholding response to provocation. 
    Fugacious Fleeting. 
    Furtive Shifty, sneaky. 
    Gambol To skip or leap about joyfully. 
    Glamour Beauty. 
    Gossamer The finest piece of thread, a spider's silk 
    Halcyon Happy, sunny, care-free. 
    Harbinger Messenger with news of the future. 
    Imbrication Overlapping and forming a regular pattern. 
    Imbroglio An altercation or complicated situation. 
    Imbue To infuse, instill. 
    Incipient Beginning, in an early stage. 
    Ineffable Unutterable, inexpressible. 
    Ingénue A naïve young woman. 
    Inglenook A cozy nook by the hearth. 
    Insouciance Blithe nonchalance. 
    Inure To become jaded. 
    Labyrinthine Twisting and turning. 
    Lagniappe A special kind of gift. 
    Lagoon A small gulf or inlet. 
    Languor Listlessness, inactivity. 
    Lassitude Weariness, listlessness. 
    Leisure Free time. 
    Lilt To move musically or lively. 
    Lissome Slender and graceful. 
    Lithe Slender and flexible. 
    Love Deep affection. 
    Mellifluous Sweet sounding. 
    Moiety One of two equal parts. 
    Mondegreen A slip of the ear. 
    Murmurous Murmuring. 
    Nemesis An unconquerable archenemy. 
    Offing The sea between the horizon and the offshore. 
    Onomatopoeia A word that sounds like its meaning. 
    Opulent Lush, luxuriant. 
    Palimpsest A manuscript written over earlier ones. 
    Panacea A solution for all problems 
    Panoply A complete set. 
    Pastiche An art work combining materials from various sources. 
    Penumbra A half-shadow.
    Petrichor The smell of earth after rain. 
    Plethora A large quantity. 
    Propinquity An inclination. 
    Pyrrhic Successful with heavy losses. 
    Quintessential Mose essential. 
    Ratatouille A spicy French stew. 
    Ravel To knit or unknit. 
    Redolent Fragrant. 
    Riparian By the bank of a stream. 
    Ripple A very small wave. 
    Scintilla A spark or very small thing. 
    Sempiternal Eternal. 
    Seraglio Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem. 
    Serendipity Finding something nice while looking for something else. 
    Summery Light, delicate or warm and sunny. 
    Sumptuous Lush, luxurious. 
    Surreptitious Secretive, sneaky. 
    Susquehanna A river in Pennsylvania. 
    Sussurous Whispering, hissing. 
    Talisman A good luck charm. 
    Tintinnabulation Tinkling. 
    Umbrella Protection from sun or rain. 
    Untoward Unseemly, inappropriate. 
    Vestigial In trace amounts. 
    Wafture Waving. 
    Wherewithal The means. 
    Woebegone Sorrowful, downcast.
    from alphadictionary

    Which ones are your favorite and are there any that are not on the list that you think should be? 

    33 comments → Mood Board: Relaxing Red, Green & Blue

    1. amazing post!
      today i think i like more "Diaphanous Filmy"/"Love Deep affection"/
      "Labyrinthine Twisting and turning".
      If you knew greek you would also be amazed
      from thousands of beautiful words!


    2. Aw this list is fabulous Rachel! My favorite word is Serendipity. :)

    3. I love those photos! And thank you for all the new (to me) words!:)

    4. Hubs and I actually use the word elixer all the time (does that sound strange). Like, "What a lovely elixer" (commenting on a delish drink) Great list.

      Have a lovely weekend!

    5. now try to use all of those in a sentence.


    6. What a lovely list... so many of the words are almost musical sounding - thoroughly enjoyed going through them.

    7. Have a relaxing weekend! Love the photos + the word list - the first one is perfect.

    8. Beautiful post, have a great weekend!

    9. What a fun list, I thought I would share it on my own blog--www.identitycontext.blogspot.com--and create my own. Thanks for the dose of inspiration!

    10. Favorite word is defintiely mellifluous - sweet sounding. That is what I have been hearing with the birds singing in the mornings. Lovely post!

    11. thanks for the list - these words are just beautiful. os many of them are new to me. i've always been particularly fond of the word 'plethora.' rolls off the tongue like butta.

    12. love her red shirt, and this list is in itself gorge!
      Thanks Rachel!
      Enjoy the weekend xo

    13. I am an ailurophile (so happy to find a word to describe it, instead of "crazy cat lady" :) It really sounds more aristocratic...

    14. What a beautiful list! thanks for sharing

    15. Hey, I just received a tweet from goinghometoroost.com and she mentioned your blog. I was surprised...my blog is clustres, spelled differently, in Texas and tiny compared to yours!

    16. And these are beautiful words! Thanks,

    17. This color combo is gorgeous!

    18. i love your mosaic and the list of words. it's going to remain a favorite. enjoy your weekend!

    19. I am ready for a few relaxation days, and these pictures are lovely

    20. I love the moody photos and 100 words! I think dalliance is great because it's so romantic...
      Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
      xo Mary Jo

    21. I didn't even have to read the 'about me' section of your blog when I knew I loved it! I felt chilled out with 3 seconds of looking at the photographs, thanks! I needed that...

    22. I love the word list! :)

    23. Oh sad, not many people use these words anymore in conversation. But in books, yes! I love halcyon :)

    24. I can see I still have many words to learn in English! :O) Very interesting list!

    25. lovely photos!

      enter my first giveaway for amazing prizes:

    26. thank you so much for this post. it's full of so many treasure. woebegone, halcyon, elixer...good stuff!

      xo Alison

    27. just found your blog: amazing!!!!
      lovely pictures, thank you for sharing.

      i will definitely come back soon


    28. Pretty photos...I like the colors...

      I also like the word "Aesthetic." According to dictionary.com it is described as: having a sense of the beautiful; characterized by a love of beauty.

    29. Agreed! The photos are quite relaxing.

      Haha I haven't heard of half of those words...that is not a good sign for me...

      Glad I stumbled across your super cute blog =)

    30. Oh I adore that list of words - has to be the BEST cluster you have made!!

      Fabulous Rachel


    31. Love this list ~~ Hope you had a lovely weekend!

      xoxo Laura

    32. I thought of two: celery and kerfuffle. Love your blog.

    33. i love the words! it's like sooo cool :>

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