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Colourful Grand Canyon


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Grand Canyon,  August 2009

#faa76c color imageHex colour reference:  #faa76c

A colourful note:  tan was one of Crayola’s new colours in 1958.  I went back many years to select the image above, because this shade had an alternative crayon name as part of Crayola’s State Crayon Collection:  In 2004-2006, it was known as Arizona Grand Canyon.

The first written use of tan as a colour name in English dates back to 1590.  It originated from tannum (oak bark), as used in the tanning of leather.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 11 April 2016



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