Here in the depth of winter the Weekly Photo Challenge theme is “Vibrant“. Ahhh … a winter break from black and white! And what a great theme to showcase my favorite color—red! Our recent blizzard allowed this red bush a standing ovation.
Amidst the ice and snow the bush got my attention. So red!
I zoomed in for a closer look,
and the vibrant, red leaves glistened as the ice completely enveloped them, dripping like jewels.
And since I’d just replenished birdseed, another brush of red caught my eye through my kitchen window. After juggling the camera and ten pictures later I found this one deemed worthy.
I love all vibrant colors but red always turns my head.
to my four-wheeler.
I’ve even splashed it on a few walls in my home,
and it graces my front door.
I just love red and can’t help but share the following quote. I’m no psychoanalyst, but maybe this is why:
“I’m in love with red. I think it’s such a passionate color. Every flag of every country pretty much has red in it. It’s power. There’s no fence-sitting with red. Either you love it or you don’t. I think it’s blood and strength and life. I do love red.” ~ Brian Batt
And while taking the blizzard photos I noticed one of the ice-enveloped leaves glistening in the shape of a beautiful heart.
So, while I’m at it, Happy Valentines!
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson