Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Color Red!

I think one of the reasons we all LOVE this time of year so much is that our eyes are drawn to the high visibility of the color RED! It's such an emotionally intense color that can't help but promote Energy! Heat! Passion! Is this why we feel so rejuvenated and alive during these crisp, sunny, autumn days.....I'd like to think so!

You could easily mistaken these for cherries, couldn't you? They are actually the berries of a dwarf crabapple. I'll envy the birds who'll be in heaven, feasting on these luscious fruits!


Red foliage and even brighter red berries are puttin' on a show on one of the Dogwoods. Another treat for our feathered friends.Of course, there are other associations connected to this hue. How about Danger! Stop! And does it promote appetite?...think of restaurant decor. How about embarrassment...many times I've been red in the face! And, no, we won't want to hear that our financials are in the red...lol!

How lovely the sunset filters through the wings (seeds) of this Japanese Maple. Chili peppers are the only veg. left to harvest from my garden :( Apple tree in friend, Val's, orchard. Too much rain this summer resulted in not pleasing aesthetics but sure made up for in quantity. These branches are so loaded they're sweeping the ground! I won't even need to reach up!Beautiful bloom of a flowering maple, Abutilon. Early morning dew...cool looking on the new growth of a Knock Out Rose. The foliage is as red and almost as pretty as.... ....the bloom So friends, take a look around, and notice the passion that surrounds you! I hope your day is filled with Love...the ultimate definition of Red...and Sunshine! Hey, I'll even don a red sweater and a smear of red lipstick before heading out the door ;)

26 comments:

  1. You really choose the most appropriate colour, RED!!.... the red berries are really showy, it definitely brighten up the day. Have a great weekend, ~bangchik

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  2. Lynn, how much redder can this post be?
    the answer is none, there's none more redder :)

    Have a great weekend

    And yeah, I loves me some red, too!

    Peace - Rene

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  3. Those red berries really show don't they? Love your red leaf with water droplets on it. Very nice Lynn.

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  4. The power color! My kitchen is red, love it. Thanks for the boost! I liked the chili peppers, hot, hot , hot.
    Rosey

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  5. The red post is so welcome since it has been overcast and raining here for days. :)

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  6. Wonderful photos, I love all the reds - the berries especially!

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  7. What a pretty post with all of your reds.The dew on the new leaves of the knockout rose is just gorgeous. So that is what a flowering maple bloom looks like. So lovely.

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  8. The crabapples are so pretty, I would've thought they were cherries. I love the flowering maple too, that's one I keep meaning to try.
    I loved seeing all your pretty reds!

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  9. Thank you, Bangchik, you too!

    Hey Rene! I wanted to post a photo of a blazing red maple tree but it's still too soon here! You'll see it before moi!

    Thanks, Linda ;)

    Rosey, hey! my kitchen is a (bricky) shade of red too! Could explain why I've always got my head in the fridge!

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  10. Thank you, Liz! Always fun meeting new gardeners...I enjoyed visiting your blog ;)

    Hey Lona, the abutilons come in many colors. Pink, red, yellow, peach, salmon...you should try one next year.

    Catherine, i was awfully tempted to try those crabapple fruits...but better check to see if they're poisonous first...lol!

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  11. How lovely - I love the light shining through the berries in the photos, they look semi-translucent.

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  12. Thank you, Phoenix C! When's your next post...I've been waiting ;)

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  13. Autumn hasn't happened here yet... and when it does, it will primarily be shades of brown and tan. I envy Northern gardeners and their last rush of beauty. Of course, we can grow pansies, calendula, snap dragons and sweet peas all winter, so I guess there is some compensation...

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  14. beautiful work, Lynn!
    a feast!

    peace~
    Chuck

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  15. Red is one of my favourite colours. Your chilly peppers are beautiful. I didn't realise chillies can be grown in temperate climate. Do you use them often in cooking? Hot? Love to see that red rose too. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a great week ahead! And good luck!!

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  16. I enjoyed this post because red is my favourite colour. Now I wondering why is the crabapple not called a crabberry? From far they look like cheries. That red rose is lovely. Lynn, Congratulations on your nomination to the finals. You deserve this accolade and Good Luck!

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  17. Such beautiful reds and you are so right how they attract one's attention-you sure got mine!

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  18. Marvelous color, indeed, Lynn. You are always so sharp in observation! I like to look at your garden photos all the time.

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  19. Wow, knock me over with red...love it !
    There's no question about it...it pops out at you.

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  20. I'm so jealous! We are still waiting on a hint of fall here in Savannah. You had me at RED.. for it is my favorite and yours are perfect ~ hugs, Cherry

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  21. Lynn, Thanks for the reminder about how powerful red is. We have a bit of red outside our house -- the red geraniums are still doing well, and the burning bushes are quickly turning red. On the other hand, our Bradford Pear tree is one of the very last to turn color, so it's nice to hold on to some green for a little longer.

    Your photos, as always, are beautiful!

    And I so like the image of red representing passion, heat, and energy!

    Happy gardening!

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  22. I know, red is beautiful! I always wished I could wear it well!

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  23. Hi Lynn, those are some luscious looking reds! The crabapples look translucent! The wings on the maples are so cute, and the red dogwood berries always make me smile. The cardinals, another red!, are eating them off the trees now, I would love to get a good red bird on red leaved tree eating the red berry. So far, nada, but it fun nonetheless. :-)
    Frances

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  24. What a great post. The rose is such a beautiful shade of red. Really the crabapples and the dogwood berries.

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  25. The color red signifies energy and passion and that was very much evident in the pictures! I would like to share some water-wsie gardening tips that you might be interested in. Check them at BeWaterWise dot com.

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