235: Seeing redPosted: May 16, 2011
The true color of life is the color of the body, the color of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest color of the unpublished blood.
~ Alice Meynell
The WP Weekly Photo Challenge is: Red. I have had fun with red in the past, way back in 2007 when I posted Red in my color series at Bountiful Healing. I can’t believe it’s been that long, to be honest. While it doesn’t seem like yesterday, it also doesn’t feel like it was four years ago. Yikes.
If you checked out the link to my post on Red at Bountiful Healing, you might have noticed I was not a fan of red. While I still have some of the same issues with red, I’ve come to appreciate it more since composing that post. In fact, researching red helped bring me towards a better appreciation of the color.
You can read more about the Green Wall pictured above here.
Today’s Outdoor Adventures
Rain, rain, rain, more rain, and more rain. It’s a soggy world out there. The high temperature today was in the 40s. 40s! In mid-May.
There were tulip petals scattered all over the patio this morning. Perhaps the flowers are trying to romance Mother Nature into letting the sun shine.
It’s impossible to take a walk without getting wet. I seriously considered wearing M’s hip waders in an effort to keep dry. My hiking boots are soggy from yesterday’s walk.
There was a thin layer of fog sitting just above the water of the pond. A Great Blue Heron was making his way around the edges, looking for breakfast. Even with the gray clouds and soggy, chilly, weather, it was a beautiful, peaceful morning.
Yesterday while M and I were eating dinner, a young red fox came bounding across the back lawn and into some high grasses where it leaped and jumped as if playing. It reminded me of a cat in some respects. This morning I read about how the fox uses a hunting technique called “charming.” When it gets near its prey, it performs various antics (leaping, jumping, rolling around, and chasing itself) to “charm” the prey into getting caught up in its antics. The fox moves closer and closer, all the while charming and playing, until it captures its prey. Pretty clever.
Well, that’s your weather and wildlife report from the Bogs for today. Thanks for visiting. 🙂