Red is a strong, happy, optimistic color, and I like having fun with it, you know? Like, when colors clash – I love that strangeness. ~ Victoria Beckham
This weeks’ Lens Artist Photo Challenge is….wait for it….
find the red.
Lens Artist challenge # 81 from Patti challenges us to a scavenger hunt for red. Not a difficult task. Red awakens us; red doesn’t just catch the eye, it keeps the eye. Here is my take on red, from the most famous red dog to an iconic bridge.
Lounging setters. Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show, San Francisco
Being a show dog can be a tiring task. Between struttin’ their stuff and meeting the adoring public a little nap time is a welcome break.
Changing of the guard, La Citadelle, Quebec City, Canada.
La Citadelle is a working military installation that pays homage to history. For nearly 100 years except for a brief hiatus between 1939 and 1945 soldiers of the Royal 22nd Régiment decked out in their scarlet regimental dress relieves the old guard to serve as the new guard for 24 hours. The ceremony is based on the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
Beautiful beets. Farmers’ Market, Embarcadero, San Francisco.
I love, love, love, beets, pickled if you please. Here is a bevy of lovely beets.
Lookin’ out my backdoor. Bougainvillea.
Photos taken steps from my door. A happy bougainvillea provides a red backdrop to a white and purple stamen.
The Christmas flower. San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco, California
I’ve no idea what this flower is called. Since it looks like Christmas ribbon I’ve dubbed it the Christmas flower.
THE bridge. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Two views of the bridge. The first is from Land’s End. At one time, when regular people could afford to live in San Francisco (our rent was only 550.00 per month for a view of the ocean and nighttime serenades from the seals) this view was a mere five minutes from my home. The second image is taken from the Marin Headlands