Red is a favourite colour, so I’m sorry I’ve not posted more ‘red’ shots for Jude’s Life in Colour. As a final fling, here’s my gallery of garden reds from the last few years.
Life in Colour: RED There will be a new shade over at Travel Words on Sunday.
42 thoughts on “Red-rospective ~ From Seasons Past”
Oh, these are reds that zing! I’m sure Jude will like them as much as I do.
Happy to be zinging, Margaret.
Love the poppies
It’s hard not to love a poppy 🙂
No it is not hard at all. California state flower too!
Doesn’t that first poppy look like a rand gown going to the ball?
Wouldn’t that be wonderful – a ball gown of poppy red silk chiffon.
What a lovely gallery of reds!
Such a fabulous collection of reds especially enhanced by all those blue skies! Thanks for getting this last one in for me Tish. I wonder what you will find for this month, I suspect I know one photo that might get posted.
Now you’ve got me intrigued. I shall be checking in tomorrow.
You’ve made up for any deficiency, Tish. These are just wonderful. I especially like the poppy shots.
They pose so well 🙂
This post just glows Tish. Red makes a real statement in the garden
My personal favourite is the last shot of the apples. The contrast in colour is striking and makes the composition.
Great selection – my favourite is the underside of the poppy back-lit against the blue sky!
I like that one too. Thanks, Sarah.
The dove with the red berries (Holly?) is a perfect Christmas card — if we were to every send them again! Beautiful reds. The berries made me hungry.
It’s a pigeon in the crab apple tree, but caught in an early morning light so it looks much finer than its usual common or garden self (they are so numerous they are verging on the verminous category). The crab apples are deceiving too. They look like perfect sweet fruits, but I’m guessing they’re v. tart. Just shows – looks can lead one down all sorts of blind alleys 🙂
So many wonderful angles and subjects to showcase a variety of reds
And the last one looks like a dessert !
Cheers, Yvette. Love the notion of the garden making us desserts 🙂
Or maybe I was hungry when ieiwing theboosy and so I saw whipped Cream and fruit – hahah
that last photo is striking: the texture of melting snow, the sunlight and the bright red and blue.
You’re welcome, Tish.
Your flowers are spectacular. Great shots again Tish.
See how I’m diverting myself!
I wish I could get into gardening, Tish, because I’m sure it’s a great balm for the soul. Due to neglect mine is really a bit of a mess these days, although being green and overgrown, it still has charms all of its own!
Perhaps a single pleasing new plant might do the trick – no need to tackle the whole – just make a space or even use a large container – e.g. for a small crab apple tree perhaps. Here’s one e.g. https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/plants-blogs/plants/may-2017/malus-x-purpurea-crimson-cascade
And here’s a dwarf variety:
The one we have on the back fence is Evereste, and just now covered with masses of tiny perfect apples. The blossom is gorgeous. It’s about 3 metres and we’ve had it aound 14 years, though we did move it which might have slowed its growth.
And while you’re making a small space for it you could put in some bulbs. Tete a tete daffs are always jolly. Or a few clumps or several of snowdrops.
Thanks for the tips, but there’s really no space unfortunately. To make a space would require gardening and that’s where the problems start!
Ah well. A jungle it is. Lots of bio-diversity for small life forms.
Beautiful in red Tish! Especially the frost on the tomatoes.
Thank you, Anne.