More than Red Roses

The previous BrightStarr blog entry emphasized how “colorful” black and white can be out in nature. And while that’s true, I’m pretty sure that the MOST colorful color is actually red! At least, it certainly is the most “intense” color. To prove my point, here is a collection of photos from my “Naturally Red” Pinterest board. Lots more than just red roses.








For an even bigger dose of red, click below to visit my

Naturally Red Pinterest board

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Black and White Is So Colorful!

Have you always thought of black and white as bland? Let me change your mind with some photos from my “Naturally Black and White” Pinterest board.

These photos prove that black and white can be incredibly colorful!





For more colorful black and white photos, click the link to visit my

Naturally Black and White Pinterest board

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Naturally Brown

We don’t often think of brown as a real “color”…at least not one of the first ones that pops to mind when someone says “What’s your favorite color?” That honor usually goes to some version of the Primary Colors…red, yellow, blue…or maybe a combination of two of those, purple or green or orange.

But actually, brown IS a combination too. Shades of brown are just varying mixtures of red, yellow–and black. And there really is quite a variety of tones in the brown palette. I used to be fascinated, when getting a BIG box of Crayola Crayons, to look through and see all the brown choices. I always thought “Burnt Sienna” was a cool name for a color.

I have dedicated one of my Pinterest boards to all the brown-colored things one can find out in nature. It might be landscape, plants, animals, birds, fish, whatever. I was amazed at what a variety of items I have been able to include. Below are just a sample of the entries on my “Naturally Brown” board. See the link at the end to go see more.

alpacasowltreeshorse1horse2puppyducksiamesetibetan mastiffshellsgiraffe



See more at Pam’s Naturally Brown Pinterest Board.

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Jesus loves the BIG children of the world too!

The old song “Jesus Loves the Little Children of the World” prompted me to create a “Babies and Toddlers” Pinterest board a while back. I shared some of the pics from that board in a recent entry on this Brightstarr blog.

But later I got to thinking …children NEVER stop being lovable, just because they get past toddling! So I made another board that picked up where that one left off. It particularly emphasizes how obvious it is that children from every nation and culture are just as precious to their own families as our children are to us.

Meet some of the children of the world…





African boy with his goat



chiang mai thailand

Cody McCasland from Texas

codymcasland texas

Chinese girl and her goat

girlgoat yunnanchina







Inupiat girl at the Eskimo-Indian Olympics

inupiatgirl world eskimoindianoly



Child and baby Yak, Mongolia


Krobo child from Ghana


Kuna Indian child from Panama


Kurdish child


Lao girl

lao girl

Pygmy child, Cameroon

pygmy hild cameroon

Traditional dancer, Mexico

traditional mexican dancer

My own Precious Princess from the USA, when she was 9 (she is 43 now!)


Visit many more children around the world via my Pinterest board:

Jesus loves the little…and BIG…children of the World

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Divine Humor

I have often thought that one of the coolest things about God’s creativity is that He spent so much effort especially crafting amazing things that will bring smiles to His children. Who can deny that God has Divine Humor when you look at a chimp mugging for people at a zoo…and the people mugging back!

Below is just a small sample of some of my favorite Divine Humor pics, from my Pinterest board titled Humorous Animals.

The famous Bluebird of…Grumpiness






Rockstars attract all the Chicks!


Westside Cats

westside(If you don’t get the finger snapping joke, look here.)

I’ve still got what it takes ta attract th’ ladies!

what it takes



To DREAM the impossible DREAM…!!

to dream

Dance like no one is watchin’!




Jus’ Chillin’!


Jammin’ at the Baboonany!


Ultimate Camouflage Kitty




chill out

For lots more smiles and giggles, check out my Humorous Animals Pinterest board.

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And a little child shall lead them…to SMILE

This is another in a series of pic collections from one of my Pinterest boards. (See the first blog entry in the series for an explanation of Pinterest.)

Need a smile to start your day? If you don’t find yourself smiling when looking at this little bunch of cuties from my Babies and Toddlers Pinterest board, you might as well give up and admit you are just a hopeless cantankerous curmudgeon.

baby7baby2baby3baby1baby4baby5baby6baby8baby9baby10baby11baby12If you need a bigger dose of SMILE, click on this link to check out the over 400 pics on my Babies and Toddlers board .

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World’s Biggest Bulletin Board

Most folks on the Web these days are familiar with a website called Pinterest. For those BrightStarr blog readers who may not know about it though… It is kind of like a giant communal Bulletin Board. Anyone can “pin” photos of “interest” (pinterest–get it?) on it. Then the whole world can come look at those interesting pins. If you type in

you will get to a screen that looks something like this.


All day long, people all over the world are adding photos to the site. The content literally changes minute by minute, so each time you open that same page, you will see different pictures!

But Pinterest isn’t just a giant Flea Market of photos with no rhyme or reason. Each regular pinner can actually carve out sections of the gimongous communal board to be their own “boards” on Pinterest. Each person who does this has his/her own “home page” that will show links to all of their boards.¬† And each of these individual boards has its own web address. Here’s part of my homepage on Pinterest.


And here is the beginning of the page of one of my boards, one that I call “Rainbow Connection: It’s a Colorful World.”

rainbowYou can make as many boards as you want. Each one has a title, a description (to help people search for the kind of topics they are interested in), and a growing collection of photos that the board owner puts up. It basically looks like a photo album. The album has fairly small “samples” of the actual photos. If a visitor clicks on the photo, it will pop up in a big version on the screen. Here’s a “pop up” picture from my board I call “Way Out of the Ordinary.”


Although you can “upload” pictures from your own computer, of photos you have taken of friends, family, and so on, most people post photos that they have collected from websites all over the world. When you join (free) the Pinterest system, you download a little software program that puts a “Pin It” button on your own browser’s toolbar. If you are on a webpage and press that button, a new screen will pop up showing you “thumbnail size” examples of all the photos on that web page. If you put your cursor over one of them, a “PIN IT” button will pop up on it.


If you press one of those buttons, you can automatically “pin” that photo on one of your Pinterest boards. There is a place to type in your own description or comments about the photo.

In upcoming entries on BrightStarr I will be sharing some of the contents from each of my Pinterest Board collections, which run the gamut from a collection of photos of humorous animals to a collection of World War 1 and 2 propaganda posters, and from a collection of photos of cute babies and children to a collection of photos of the attractions at the 1936 Texas Centennial/World’s Fair.

For starters, here are just a few of my favorites from my Rainbow Connection: It’s a Colorful World board, starting with the source of the board’s title–this is the “Rainbow Connection” song¬† finale to the 1979 Muppet Movie.

rainbow7muppetrainbow1rainbow2rainbow3rainbow4rainbow5senegal(Yes, that is really pink water, caused by algae, in a lake in Senegal.)


You can see lots more of Our Colorful World on my Pinterest Board at

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