Speaking of Red

Thursday October 8, 2009

This week, I did my homework, and spent Sunday afternoon take pictures of things that are RED.

Although this is a crappy picture, I have to mention my beloved Redskins.   Despite three quarters of pitiful play, they actually managed to beat the Bucs.  Since the quality of their play thus far has been abysmal, it seemed note-worthy to capture this incredible feat.


Speaking of feet, I decided to take a pic of these little shoes.  I bought them at a yard sale years ago, and all three kids have worn them.  They are pretty  worn out, but they make me smile when I think of the little feet that run a muck in them, scuffing them up.


Speaking of worn out, this Lightning McQueen car used to have a lot more red.  He came from a Happy Meal several years ago.  And while Lightning’s paint job has seen better days, he still likes to race across the floor if you scoot him back and wind him up.


Speaking of toys, this is a nerf toy son #2 received for his birthday last year.  I hid it away at the time, and it only recently came out into circulation.   I threw it into the backyard to create the illusion that it had been recently played with.  It hadn’t.  But 15 minutes after this shot, big sister came along and  stripped off the fins to use it as a mixer for her mixing bowl.


Speaking of the backyard,  our grass looks so good, because it was recently mowed.


Actually, Daddy did the mowing.   But it was cute to see Adam run get the toy mower and mimic his Daddy.   Speaking of Daddy, he grew this tomato in the garden he planted in our backyard.


Speaking of fruit (yes, tomatoes are fruit), tis the season for apples.  We did not plant or pick this one, but I took it out of the kitchen and put it on the woodstack to provide a more interesting backdrop.


Speaking of flowering flora, I decided to head around to the front yard to see what red I could find.  I have a planter full of flowers that some friends made for me when my mom died.   Despite my inattentive watering, it still looks lovely.  It has  little red flowers in the arrangement.


It also has this unusual looking plant with red leaves.


That’s about it for the red in our front yard.  (I’m dropping the “Speaking of” bit – I carried as far as I could).  But I noticed our neighbors had red flowers in their front bed so I went over to investigate.   The bed was lined with red and yellow flowers that were very sweet.  I liked them because the red and yellow combo reminded me of my burgundy and gold (don’t forget, it was football Sunday).  Apparently this little bee liked them too.


You may notice that I haven’t posted a single autumn leaf picture as part of my red collection.   The truth is, as of Sunday, very few trees in my neighborhood have started to turn.   I went searching for a tree with fall colors so I could take pictures and finally found one tree at my daughter’s school.  I don’t know why it decided it was ready to change when none of the other trees are ready to give up their green, but I’m glad it did, because the colors were spectacular.  I’ll finish with a few shots of it.










That’s it – hope you enjoyed my little collection.  Now, head on over to I Should Be Folding Laundry, to see other visions of red from Beth’s You Capture series.

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8 Responses to Speaking of Red

  1. 1

    Looks like you had a lot of fun with this–the shoes are my favorite–the photo, and your perspective on them. The fact that they came from a yard sale makes them all the more endearing!

    I also liked the bee a lot–great capture!

    Thanks for stopping by over at my place today 🙂

  2. 2
    Renee says:

    Very pretty pictures.

    We had that same happy meal car but I am not sure that we still have it.

  3. 3
    Jenn says:

    Great shots this week.

  4. 4
    Melissa says:

    Those are all real beautiful…great captures!

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    Your post was full of lots of beautiful red : ) I especially love those sneakers! How cool are they? What a nice memory : )

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    Sarah says:

    I love these pictures – love the “Speaking of” theme you had going too! That shot of the bee is fabulous, and I’m drooling over that splendid tree and it’s beautiful leaves. I miss having a more typical fall!

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    Joy says:

    Love this post. You may have inspiRED me to try this on my own!

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