A Pop of Red

And a spot of silliness

And a spot of silliness

I’m so fortunate to be red!  I’m fiery.  I’m strong.  I know men take notice of me and that I cannot be resisted.

I do not conceal myself: For me, delicacy manifests itself neither in weakness nor in subtlety, but through determination and will.  So, I draw attention to myself.  I’m not afraid of other colours, shadows, crowds or even of loneliness.  How wonderful it is to cover a surface that awaits me with my own victorious being!  Wherever I’m spread, I see eyes shine, passions increase, eyebrows rise and heartbeats quicken.  Behold how wonderful it is to live!  Behold how wonderful to see.  I am everywhere.  Life begins with and returns to me.  Have faith in what I tell you.

~ Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

Today’s CaptureYour365 challenge is “A Pop of Red.”  I had a lot of trouble with this one because there is very little red in my home.  I was hoping to find something I could place in the snow to make it pop, but the only available red in the house happens to belong to the cherry tomatoes who asked me not to take them out into the cold.  Rather than skip this one completely, I decided to play.  Nothing great came of it except for a few smiles and some amusement.

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A ramble

Crates and barrels. (Petroleum Centre train depot. Oil Creek State Park, Pennsylvania.)

This is one of those posts where I have images, but no words of my own to go with them.  Sometimes they turn out to be pretty decent posts.  Other times, not so much.  We’ll just have to wait and see where it goes.

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The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.

~ Henry David Thoreau

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Just five things

Three links in the chain

Way back at the beginning of the year, I mentioned an idea a friend had to help get rid of the extraneous stuff that accumulates in life.  She suggested that we take on getting rid of five things every day.  That’s all.  Just five things.

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Friday farrago

The galaxy in the meadow

Farrago:  a confused mixture; hodgepodge, medley:  a farrago of doubts, fears, hopes, and wishes.  (Thank you, Dictionary.com.)

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Playing with bubbles

A soul is but the last bubble of a long fermentation in the world.

~ George Santayana

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Dreaming the Boreal Forest

I’ve been dreaming of walks in the woods lately, journeying with bears and snakes and wolves.  The dreams are not frightening at all although I sometimes wake up feeling as if I went on a very long hike.  The dreams are why I picked the above photo for the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Dreaming.  It was taken in New Brunswick, Canada, in the Fundy National Park somewhere on the Laverty Falls Trail.

The challenge calls for using a long exposure technique, but I really can’t do that with my point & shoot camera (not well, at any rate) so I elected to interpret the dreamy state with some processing in Photoshop.

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