July Challenge — Silver

Silver isn’t considered a color as such because of its metallic luster

Most sources agree silver is gray with a reflective surface that cant be duplicated by combining any of the primary, secondary, or tertiary colors of a color wheel.

Chrome is white with a metallic luster

M-3 tank from WW II

(Thanks to Bill for the identification)

Grain bin at the ADM facility

(Sukup is pronounced Sue-Cup)

Insert a little aluminum into the ‘silver’ mix

Structure housing controls for gate crossings etc, CSX Railroad

So, there is a little sliver of silver around here even though silver isn’t technically a color



Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

11 response to "July Challenge — Silver"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: July 16, 2019

    Nice photo, but questionable analysis. Silver was a crayon in my jumbo Crayola box as a child. If it’s good enough for Crayola, it’s good enough for me.

    • By: Lah Posted: July 16, 2019

      Your post and Scooter’s comment has had me reading the history of Crayola colors and boxes. Never before heard where the -ola came from. Never know where someone else’s bicycle ride will lead you.

      Rich, anybody who rides as often as you do and takes as many pictures, will always get a gold star from me…well this time, guess I better make that a silver star to fit in with your theme.

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 16, 2019

        I had to look into the ola of crayola too — in the process found out Granola has been around since 1886! — assuming its the Granola we know today.
        Sidney Harris wrote a column about the things he learned while looking up something else, — its true, it happens. (Had to look that up too)

        Thanks for the Silver Star. πŸ™‚

        I do try to ride every day, problem is, it usually the same routes and never too far from town. Cycle365 has encouraged me to take the camera along — never know what might turn up.

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: July 16, 2019

    Hi-you Silver! I assume you are old enough to know who I am referring to.

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: July 17, 2019

    I dunno, Rich. Looks like you might have gone sneaking around town the night before with a big brush and a bucket of silver paint. πŸ˜‰

    PS: If our resident (former) paint professional hasn’t already gone on tour, we should get him to weigh in on the status of silver as a color. I’m sure he has, as always, a unique and entertaining perspective.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 17, 2019

      Well, ya know, I almost suggested similar with the diagonal striped wall, except you would need black. πŸ™‚

      • By: Bill Stone Posted: July 17, 2019

        If Greg has connections to get us copious quantities of paint at a big discount, I think we could arrange for some award-winning monochrome pictorials. πŸ˜‰

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