What better way to welcome Christmas week than with a bunch of red. I went tiptoeing through Google Images and found more red than I could have imagined.
Red – can you imagine what targets those Redcoats were for the homespun-clad American revolutionaries? Red – what would we do without it in “the red, white, and blue”? Red – “Better red than dead”, but that’s a thing of the past. “What’s black and white and red all over?” See red. See red and stop. See red and stop all this nonsense.
|Corey Amaro's poppies|
|And speaking of poppies, here are|
many more - 888,246 of them - and Red coats too.
Ah, the permutations of red: cardinal, carmine crimson, ruby, poppy, not to mention fire engine, rust, barn, and blood. Lots of shades of difference there. Then we go to the salmons and magentas and pinks – but no, we won’t go there. We’ll stick to red.
Red is now my favorite color. Once it was purple, and though I am still quite partial to purple and all its shades, red is now it. In her old age, my grandmother always wanted a red Jag-u-are. I can just see that silver-haired gal tootling along the highways in something like that – something much snazzier than her staid, white Nash. Today I know exactly how she felt: I want my very own 2012 SLS-AMG Mercedes Benz – in red. It’s Christmas time – I do think everyone in the family should chip in and get one for me.
p.s. - here are some more of the pictures I collected for the RED article:
|The Duchess of Cambridge. What? You didn't recognize her?|
|Cardinals of another sort - but not of a different color.|
And I am unanimous in this!
For more on color see Roy G. Biv.