Friday, 14 February 2020

Splashes of Red




In honour of St. Valentine's Day, I thought I'd post some pictures containing the colour red. This proved to be a bit of a challenge as I naturally gravitate towards greens, yellows, blues and grays.

So, scraping the barrel, here are some 'reddish' containing photos.

Cold enough for ya? Yes, but it's a 'dry' cold.


This Red-Bellied Woodpecker's belly has more of an orangish smudge.


The tint of his feathers depends very much on light conditions.


A female Piliated Woodpecker wears an eye-catching hat.


Stuffed by a house-wren, the box was made and painted by my brother.


My trusty old snow shovel/exercise tool.


Red Ribbons on my snow boots.

8 comments:

  1. Yikes, below zero is bitter cold wet or dry:)) Love that red bellied woodpecker. Think it is the same one that slurps my hummingbird nectar in the summer.
    I sure am loving all that snow though. Serious snow envy here.

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    1. I love those red-bellied woodpeckers. We never saw them here before until recent years and now only in the early part of winter. I would love to see them slurping from my humming bird feeders, Patti.

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  2. That also is colder than anywhere ever in NZ, I gave Lori the details from Google, love the nesting box with a view and a verandah, or does the lid come down so they have a side entrance? Red flowers in the florist yesterday, we left them all there, way too expensive, your reds are lovely.

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    1. One side of the box flips up for winter clean-out, Jean. We have been having roller coaster weather here. Very cold, and then a day or two later, nice and moderate. Repeat and repeat. Starting to get jealous of your now blooming flower beds. Looking very much to Spring!

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  3. Good assignment to focus on reds.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Red. You have an appropriate name for this post! Of course I had to have a peak at your blog. Very interesting memoirs and I enjoyed the energetic music on your YouTube link.

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    1. Thanks Jenn! They were passed down to me from an older sister. Lots of mileage on 'em.

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