Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A month long celebration...

by Kim



. . . of the color red. A color that on Friday, especially in flower speak, communicates love and passion and romance. After all, it is the color of the heart.

In Russian, it also means 'beautiful.'

Did you know that there at least 23 different shades of red crayons? I couldn't find my box, so I'm taking "Google's" word for it.

The word 'ruby' comes from the Latin word Rubens, meaning red. (They go well with diamonds, don't ya think?)


Red does not make a bull charge a Matador's cape...the darn things are color blind. It's actually the movement of the cape that irritates the bull. Or so they say...I won't be experimenting with that! ;)

Red wedding dresses are traditionally worn by Chinese brides for good luck.

On the United States Flag the red stripes stand for courage.


And I thought this was interesting . . . ever wonder why our barns are painted red? It was the most inexpensive and easiest to manufacture when it came to paint.

It turns out I don't have much in the way of red in my archives, I need to change that this month!!

Help us to paint the town flickr group with your interpretation of the meaning of red. And an early Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

Love, Kim



12 comments:

Jeanne said...

Will be looking for some red.... Lovely shots kim, and I do think that diamonds look good with the rubies!

susan said...

beautiful photos! the red just POPS off the page! love!!!

terriporter said...

Oh, this is going to be such a fun month with all the beautiful red! Your photo of the rose is just stunning with all that wonderful bokeh and how can you not love diamonds and rubies? Fun facts here too. Heading out today to find some red to post on Flickr!

Dotti said...

{Rubies and} Diamonds are a girl's best friend ... I love the color red, In fact, I'm wearing a red sweater today, maybe I'll do a funky kind of self-portrait and post on our Flickr page today. The Flickr page will be stunning! And I agree with Terri ... that red rose is gorgeous. It's not always easy to get red to cooperate with our lenses but you did a great job.

Viv@within the Frame said...

Interesting about red for barns, know I'm off to find some red..

Karen Gehrke said...

Gorgeous red rose image!! Loved this post! The "tidbits" on why certain things are red or what the red stands for is awesome! I love to learn new things everyday! Happy clicking {red}!

CarolHart said...

That is one gorgeous image of the red rose! Looking forward to "seeing red" this month!

Linda/patchwork said...

That is a gorgeous rose shot.
I seem to like red more and more, as I get older.

Katie said...

red is also my very favorite color! : )

kelly said...

cool facts kim and gorgeous photograph! i wouldn't say red is my favorite color, but right now i'll take any color i can get!

Karen Main said...

That red rose and the Bokeh, I am in love

Cathy H. said...

Lovely reds! I realized other than the robe I'm wearing right now, I don't have much red in my home. I'll have to be keeping my eye out this week!

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