Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Year in Red



I was happy to put away all the Christmas red -- but found myself unable to toss the poinsettias.

Red can be overwhelming . . . and compelling. Here's a slide show of some reds that captivated me last year.



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14 comments:

Martin H. said...

I always think of red as indelible somehow. Such a strong, undeniable and resistant colour.

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful picture of poinsetta...(It's a fragile plant)
What a brilliant slide !
I love the word "scarlet"

Ruşen Ergün said...

so beautiful shots... i love red so much...

Pat in east TN said...

I really enjoyed your red pictures this morning. The poinsetta in the blue glass is quite striking.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love red too. Do you wear red often Vicki?
Sam

Eliane Zimmermann said...

i am not so fond of red for clothes or house decoration but i love your pics of falling drops and stactites! and i saw that you are at randmom house too like my second book (the small german publishing house was sold to random house during the production of my book). cheers from sunny ireland eliane

Vicki Lane said...

I know what you mean, Martin -- I mostly prefer red in small doses.

I too love the word 'scarlet,' Miss Yves -- and 'crimson' is another good one -- much nicer than plain old 'red'!

Thanks, Rusen and Pat!

I often red shirts or jackets when I'm doing a writer event, Sam -- reds or corals work well with my white hair. And if I'm doing a presentation, I want to be noticed -- red is good for that!

Yes, I'm with Random House's Bantam Dell imprint -- what is yours, Eliane? And hoorah for the sun!

Miss_Yves said...

I have not yet read your novel, I keep it for my next holidays, in February !

Miss_Yves said...

I didn't know "crimson"!

Vicki Lane said...

I hope you will enjoy it, Miss Yves!

My dictionary says that 'scarlet' is a bright red and 'crimson' is a deep, purplish-red.

Merisi said...

I really enjoyed your red pictures show!
My favorite is the bell pepper carcass, the red peppers are all pretty, though.

Have you ever seen a good print of Ed Weston's 'Pepper #30'? A black and white picture he shot in the 1930s, of timeless beauty.

Vicki Lane said...

Thank you, Merisi! Re Pepper # 30 -- I have seen it now - on the Internet anyway. It looks like modern sculpture! Thanks for pointing me to it.

Star said...

I enjoyed your slide show Vicki. Red is such an inspiring colour.
Poinsettias are lovely plants. They mean Christmas, don't they.
Blessings, Star

Vicki Lane said...

They certainly do now -- though why they should, I'm not sure. I believe they are native to Mexico -- I guess they're just an ideal bright plant that is long lasting and easy for growers to produce in quantity for the holiday season.