It is time for another Sunday Stills monthly color challenge! This one is rosy red. Just in time for Valentine’s Day (if you celebrate), you can show us your favorite things that are rosy red. “Rosy” implies a little pink in the red, but the range can be dark pink to deep burgundy for this challenge.
Here’s an actual rose to get you started!
All the years I lived in Sacramento, mid-February was the time that many species of trees would bloom, breaking up the dreary, gray landscape with the promise of spring, and thus providing that rosy outlook. Few, if any were red in color, except this one of a Flowering Quince blossom that I took two years ago in February.
Living here in Spokane, WA, where winter holds on tight, I won’t see many blooming trees until April or May.
In the meantime, I will share some of my favorite florals from past posts. Bougainvillea are beautiful climbing plants that thrive in warmer climates. Just about any time of year, I would see them while visiting San Diego.
Two years ago, I bought plumeria stalks to plant at home. The pink one flowered within three months of planting (almost unheard of!). I enjoyed its rosy pink blooms for several months, taking endless photos of them.
I was quite proud of the plant and the seemingly endless blooms it produced. Last year, the same plant did not flower at all but grew nicely in its pot. As our pending move to Spokane loomed, I re-homed the two plumeria plants, the other a yellow one that never bloomed, to my daughter’s home in San Diego. Plumeria LOVE it there and the plants, especially the pink and yellow variety, thrive in the temperate climate.
All florals are shared today on Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Riotous Red Leaves
“Rebellious leaves going out in a blaze of glory, setting trees aflame in riotous color.”John Mark Green, Taste the Wild Wonder: Poems
I had a beautiful Japanese Maple planted in my front yard in my former house in Sacramento. The tree never failed to impress me with its magnificent, rich rosy-reds. I will miss this tree I planted 20 years ago.
But I have stunning maple trees to enjoy once we get into our new home and can begin landscaping. This one lives in my sister-in-law’s backyard.
Maples, aspens, and pines are my trees of choice and will do well in the various climates here in Eastern Washington.
My Birdy Valentines
I’ve been remiss in joining Lisa’s Bird Weekly lately. This week, her challenge is “birds you love.” So of course I have to share one of my Anna hummers at the red feeder …
I dearly loved this little family of hummingbirds. They stayed around all year (in mostly mild Northern California) and nested in the trees with the promise of new generations to visit the neighborhood feeders.
… and while we are on the theme of rosy red, I had to share this redheaded woodpecker from my archives. Captured when I was learning to shoot with my Lumix!
A Rosy Outlook
Despite the bitter cold snap we are having this week, and managing to do so in our RV, a rosy outlook is at hand!
As we settle in to accept the slowness of the building of our manufactured home, we have an appointment with an engineer from the local power (electric) company this Monday. Hopefully, this next step to get power officially connected to the home will go swiftly!
I’m also linking this to Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share!
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders
- Please create a new post for the theme.
- Title your post a little differently than mine.
- Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.
- Entries for this theme can be shared all week. Use hashtag #SundayStills for sharing on social media.
I like to think Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Each week I will share the links on the following post so you can continue to meet and support each other. And with that…
New Bloggers to Sunday Stills I Failed to Welcome:
A Fallen Round-Up
Please visit and connect with other bloggers who participated in Sunday Stills last week.
- Cats and Trails and Garden Tales
- Deb’s World
- Denyse Whalen Blogs
- Graham’s Island
- Heaven’s Sunshine
- Hugh’s Views and News
- Jacquie Biggar, Author
- JP the Wide-Eyed Wanderer
- Light Write Life
- Now At Home
- Picture Retirement
- Pictures without Film
- Priorhouse Blog
- Retirement Reflections
- Travel with Me
- Troyers Loving Life
- Wandering Dawgs
- Women Living Well After 50
- Woolly Muses
I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend here in the US, or at least Valentines Day today. I’m looking forward to your creative ideas for rosy red!
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