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So you want red?

The last time my face was really red, I had a terrible sunburn. I’m not much of a blusher. Lacking a hugely embarrassing story to brighten your day, here is red of the world.

In flower, cars, trucks and the leaves of autumn. Barns and carousels, bricks, cranberries, and peppers. Red, redder, scarlet. Bricks and bright fabric. Red, my favorite color that isn’t black. Back “in the day” (whatever that means), my favorite “semi-dressup” was a black outfit with a red blazer.

I haven’t worn a blazer in years, but I think I still have a dozen of them in my closet. No wonder I can’t find my tee shirts!

Categories: birds, Blackstone Valley, Daily Prompt, Gallery, Holidays, Nature, Photography

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21 replies

  1. I used to get red regularly as a child or even as a baby. I am very fair skinned and fried easily. But your photos are great. Love the red car.


  2. Red is my favorite color. I always wanted a red car… and when it came time for me to actually buy my first car, I looked at every red used car on the lot, even test drove a few of them. There were so many red cars to choose from….

    In the end, I wound up buying the only blue car on the entire pre-owned section of the lot…

    I guess color isn’t everything…


    • I love red too. It’s my favorite color for bags, sweaters, shirts, coats and oddly, shoes. Have had a few red cars, too, but they get ticketed more than most other colors, so I’ve stayed neutral with most cars. Garry had a bright orange Dodge Challenger convertible for 21 years. The car was a star.


  3. Your world of red fascinates me. Music was the icing on the cake. I loved this slide and wondering how do you keep a track of your pictures. Where do you store them?


  4. Marilyn, I still remember the color of your face after that long ago drive we took with the top down all the way.


  5. I love the circus melody. How do you do that? It’s give your post the “kick”..and now I will have the melody in my head all day long 🙂


  6. I have never gone red in the face or anywhere and I never have sunburn. I am probably one of the results of the Mongolian march throught Europe in earlier times, altough I don’t have the Mogolian mark on my back. My dad is exactly the same, we never had problems with sunburn.


    • I think I have that Mongolian link too, but I totally FRY in the sun. Which is why I am not any kind of beach person. Between hating sand and burning easily — and looking hideous in a bathing suit — I think I’ll stay on the land 🙂


  7. And, the one person to view this before I did was a redhead! What’s your magic? I avoided the prompt as well, but not so appropriately as you did. It has occurred to me, though, that back when I was only doing my blog one month a year for NaPoWriMo and not posting on any prompt pages, I wrote a lot of things my present followers have never seen, so as I get these oft-repeated prompts, I’m going to start linking to those older posts. My face should be red, but it isn’t! I’m saying so long as folks enjoy what they are reading, it is fair dinkum–and preferable to having to write and read the same prompts over and over. What say you?


    • I’ve got almost 4,000 archived posts. I don’t remember a quarter of them … so I often just cruise looking to see what turns up. I’m frequently surprised at stuff I’ve written. As in … “What WAS I thinking …” or “Hey, that’s not bad. Maybe I should fix it up a little and run it.” In either case, I don’t remember writing it or anything about it. I figure if I don’t remember, most others won’t either. Besides, our readers change with time. Only a very few have been with me the whole ride.


      • I know…I think I’m at around 930 and every time I look back I find something I’ve forgotten I wrote. I’ve gotten lazy about saving them as documents. Should do that


        • I’ve done a recent download of the whole site (I had to get assistance; it was too big to use the automatic functions). But I don’t save them individually. It’s too much. I would never remember what everything was anyway. But now, at least I have a backup on three external hard drives. I have to remember to do this every couple of months and not wait another three years.


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