Tuesday, 11 November 2014

ABC Wednesday, R for. Red




Whitsuntide  Feast of Fire and Holy Ghost




"Red is the color of blood, rubies and strawberries. Red is commonly associated with danger, sacrifice, passion, fire, beauty, blood, anger, socialism and communism, and in China and many other cultures, with happiness."(Wikipedia)

For me Red is the colour of freedom, joy, and especially red roses are a symbol of love and passion. In our church the minister wears a white gown with a red liturgical stole at Christmas, Easter and Whit   Sunday. These are the most festive holy days in Christianity.









"Inside an archeological site on the coast of South Africa, paleoanthropologists in 2000 found evidence that, between 170,000 and 40,000 years ago, Late Stone Age people were scraping and grinding ochre, a clay colored red by iron oxide, probably with the intention of using it to color their bodies." The Aborigines in Australia also used this colour red.

The Aborigines in Australia also used this colour red.






With thanks to Denise Nesbitt,  who created ABC, and Roger, who took over from her. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with R


21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful post for the R!! Beautiful captures, Wil!! I love them all!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

Cloudia said...

Breath taking dear Wil




ALOHA from Honolulu
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Marja said...

Red roses are one of my favourites too
Beautiful pictures

Rajesh said...

Great collection of images. I love those flowers.

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful photos :)

Melody Steenkamp said...

mooi rood is niet lelijk ;-)

Jane Hards Photography said...

Red is a colour of many things and emotions, and one of my favourite colours. Beautiful flowers, ad so timely the poppies.

Roger Owen Green said...

Welcome back. A ROCKIN' good post. Red is my wife's favorite color.

ROG, ABCW

carol l mckenna said...

Great series of photos for R ~ love the aborigines
photos!


Happy week to you,
artmusedog and carol
A Creative Harbor

Meoww said...

I made a collection of reds from Seoul! Love the red painting.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your shots, especially the flowers. Red is one of my all time favorite colors. Happy ABC Wednesday!

Beloo Mehra said...

Red is such a great colour! And you have gathered here some lovely captures of Red in all its glory.

Hildred said...

I love red, and wear it often - it seems to represent life and vitality. Love your Whitsuntide banner, Wil.

Chubskulit Rose said...

No those makes me smiles, they are gorgeous!

PS. Nice to be back after a long hiatus.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Neat photos!

Joy said...

Nice to see the glossy tulips and remember spring.

Trubes said...

I love red too Wil.
Red roses signify romance in my mind.
I love your different red flowers, particularly as the Remembrance service have been held worldwide, with poppies on display everywhere.
Hope you had an enjoyable holiday,
Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team..xx

Ann said...

I adore red poppies, there is a tremendous tribute here where you walk on a glass floor over millions of red poppies.
Ann

SamuraiFrog said...

I love the pictures of flowers. It's going to be a long, colorless winter...

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Your macro flowers are so beautiful. I don't even attempt to try to take such photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

As ever I learned so much from your post. I love the whole bouquet of beautiful red flowers and cave drawings are always so interesting to me.

Not too long ago I learned (from reading a novel I think) that red is the color for brides in China and other Oriental countries. I think that would be wonderful! It does always make me happy.