These first two shots would have been great for the Round Robin Photo Challenge Not of This Season, had I taken them in time:
A poinsettia that came home from church after Epiphany.
|From my Picasa album EMPS|
In the kitchen, besides the aforementioned furniture and decor, we have a number of red housewares, from china plates to a spatula and a can opener. And how about this? A red dish drain!
Now let's move into the den:
And here's Cayenne, one of whose nicknames is "the Red Dog." (Pepper is, of course, the Black Dog.) She's wearing a red bandana (and a turquoise one), a red collar and a red flashing hang tag. Behind her is my Disney "fleecy thing," which I've had for years and is ideal for Tucson winters, and my red jacket for when it's cold and wet. The jacket is about four years old and slightly faded, but it's redder than the camera and the editing software could render without wrecking the look of the fleecy thing. The couch, of course, is green, but has a red couch throw over it.
Here's the Red Dog again, with a somewhat better shot of my fleecy thing.
And here's an exhibit from the Museum of the Weird's vintage doll collection. Heidi dates back to about 1962, I think. When I was five or six years old I had Heidi's Japanese doll friend, rather incongruously named Jan. Press the button on each doll's tummy, and the right arm pops up to "wave" hi. I guess that means that Heidi, Jan and Spunky all have "outies." I do not recommend trying this with real friends' belly buttons.
Carly also asked to see non-red Valentine gear. I used to have a Darth Vader kid's valentine that would serve, but instead let's check out a few Safeway offerings:
I suppose that pink, which is very prevalent at Valentine's Day, technically contains red, as does violet. But work with me here, and check out the black-and-clear Love vase and the stone-gray Cupids (or, more likely, cherubs).
I've uploaded several more shots that I didn't show here. Click on any photo to get to the EMPS album if you're curious. And be sure to check Carly's blog Ellipsis every week for the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot, with links to the previous week's participants!
P.S. It's raining rather hard as I type this, and the wind was blowing earlier. The weather service is predicting snow by morning! If it snows in the city of Tucson for the first time in just over two years, I'll have photos for you tomorrow night!