The Rainbow Village

What a colourful place !

With a house recently painted purple, our wooden houses are now painted in all the colours of the rainbow.

God loves colour, and so do we.

The purple house was originally built in 1896, and has been restored to its original beauty, along with a mandatory white picket fence. Most of us live in houses that are living pieces of Newfoundland history.

With the arrival of high-speed internet, and tourists from all over the world, the tone of our sleepy fishing village has changed.

Some of my neighbours also fly rainbow flags. We are a diverse community, with people of many differing beliefs and attitudes.

How do I feel about the rainbow flags ? I remain neutral, express no opinion, and I don’t judge , for that is never my position.

The message of Christianity is so simple. Jesus asks us to love God, and to love our neighbours as ourselves.

Who is my neighbour ? Everyone is my neighbour.

Another neighbourhood house is currently getting new spruce siding.

I am curious to see what the new cheerful colour will be !

Photo by Sally

38 thoughts on “The Rainbow Village

  1. The rainbow has and always will stand for the faithfulness of God in keeping His promise. The rainbow was God’s design and idea and always, always makes me smile. He loves wondrous variety in color! He proved thay with His choice of sign for us.πŸ˜ƒβ€

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      1. Here in Lebanon, I do not see houses made from wood but only houses or apartments that are made from cement and sometimes covered up with stones or rocks to decorate or beautify them from outside . Sometimes , you can see also red bricks on the roofs …

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      2. That is interesting. Houses are different everywhere, depending on what building materials are available.
        We have no brick homes here on the island, or those made of cement, but we have lots of spruce trees, so they were used for homes.
        And, surprisingly, the homes have been here for a long time.
        Thanks πŸŒ·πŸŒΌπŸ€—

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      3. I some Mediterranean sea areas , rocks were and still used to build houses .
        But in some of the Middle Eastern and North African deserts , houses were built from clay that was available a lot and can insulate the dwelling place from outside and keep the inside cooler…

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      4. Interesting…our houses also have no basements because the ground is too rocky – and in the attic, there are actual tree banches helping to hold up the roof…people use whatever materials are available. Thanks πŸ€—πŸŒ·

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  2. I would love to see a photo of other homes or a view of many homes of different colors. It’s so refreshing. In our neighborhood there are three colors allowed by the HOA — two shades of beige and one sage.

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    1. Wow…I didn’t realize some neighbourhoods allowed only certain colours…but beige and sage blend nicely in your beautiful environment.
      Yes, we have quite a riot of colours here – our neighbour in the next lane recently painted her house orange, with forest green trim.
      Other colours, like mint green, salmon, and turquoise are also represented. πŸ€—πŸŒ·

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      1. I agree with Bleuwater. I would love to see a picture. I went down to the coast in Alabama one year. In the area I was at, the houses were all different, cheerful colors like a rainbow. I loved it.

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      2. Hi ! I will try to photograph more of our marvellous colourful village.
        The coast in Alabama with the colourful houses sounds great. Colour is uplifting. Thanks for your comment, and blessings to you. πŸ€—πŸŒ·

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  3. I like your attitude and approach, Sally. Do we think we will change people’s hearts and minds by judging them. I occasionally sing in local productions with two talented singers who are wife and wife. Of course I don’t β€œagree” with their lifestyle, but I’ve made up my mind not to judge them either. The other night, one of the ladies said to me, β€œYou are my friend.” I smiled, and I think Jesus did too!

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    1. Yes, absolutely, David. Let us not judge.
      Who is Jesus ?
      Jesus is a friend of sinners, including us.
      Thanks for sharing your musical gifts generously. πŸŒΌπŸ€—

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      1. Oh absolutely, I wish I had a house to attach vibrant colors to as opposed to the drab every apartment looks the same from the outside where I currently live, at least our White Walls indoors are covered in art.

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