Weekly Photo Challenge: MORE RED

All it’s done for a week is rain — drool, spit, drizzle, pour– and the skies are perpetually gray. What a contrast to the bright blue skies and brilliant sunlight of Arizona!

And we live in the Northeast — why? Someone remind me please —

Here’s a memory of Arizona orange, although in truth it’s a blown tulip on our front lawn here in Northampton on a day when the sky gods forgot to frown. Perhaps they’ll forget again one day —

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10 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: MORE RED

  1. Therese Bertsch says:

    I am a closet rain-lover! I can’t say it out loud because it brings down the wrath and annoyance of family and friends. I think it’s in my Irish bones. Of course I revel in the sun and good weather. I love the spring smells in the air on a warm day reminding my grandchildren in spring and fall, “These are picnic days!” My heart nestles in to the familiar sensations of rain, listening, smelling, feeling the spray or pounding of the great alchemy of weather turning seed into the wonder of flowers, vegetables, and fruits. Friday night I was at a wedding. The table flowers were the most beautiful I have ever seen. Each table had square glass vases with white hydrangea, sprays of baby pink roses, and pink peonies. It made me happy just to sit and look at the flowers (in between dancing). I hope this serves as a little reminder of the gift of rain.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Well —
      It helps to know that someone else is LIKING this, and appreciating it, especially in such a gorgeously expressed way.
      Thanks, Therese. Maybe it will help reshape my negativity!
      (It IS green outside, no doubt about that, emerald fitting of the Emerald Isle.)

  2. Jen Payne says:

    Living in the Northeast blesses us with miserable days during which we can clean the house, do the laundry, file paperwork, pay bills and other busy-ness, so when the sun comes out and the sky is blue, we can go outside to PLAY!

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Like Stef (smile, kiddo) you’re able to turn things on their heads —
      and make a smile out of a frown.
      Useful for me, for whom frowning comes too easy!

  3. Pauline says:

    Red and orange are two of my least flattering colors (perhaps a reason they are also my least favorites unless they belong to tulips or old walls)… still, that flower is shouting red-hot sentiments, a bit of bright and welcome warmth in all this cold rain. As for why you live in the Northeast… where else would you have lilac scented air, apple trees cascading down hillsides like a bevy of frothy-veiled brides, and sweet lily-of-the-valley at your doorstep all in the same week?

    • Touch2Touch says:

      A persuasive argument — and a lovely picture, Pauline.

      But I love the red-hots, and have just boosted the new house with jolts of red and orange and gold and acid greens —
      Clearly, a divided soul!!!!!
      You have to come and see, we’ll make a date —

  4. Enjoy the rainy skies. Enjoy the damp weather that will make the beautiful flowers, such as the one you have shown us, explode with beauty. Yes, Arizona has wonderful winter and spring temperatures, but that is paid for in the summer. We, too, live in the desert climate. In a few months, I will surely be begging for your cool, rainy days you are now suffering through. Take comfort in it while it lasts. If you can save any, please feel free to send it my way about July or so. 😉

    Tara

    • Touch2Touch says:

      You’re sure you don’t want them now? Today? Just drove west over the mountain (two humps) to go back for the day to our former home in the Berkshires, and it was pea soup fog most of the way!
      The flowering trees are pretty, though.

  5. Stef says:

    It’s been raining here a lot as well; but it’s making everything lush and green and healthy. Yay rain. 🙂

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