Taking in Life Around Me.....#Sundaystills...Theme: Ruby Red

This #sundaystills challenge is hosted by Terri from Second Wind LeisureI've also been loving visiting the blogs of the other participants and being inspired by their interpretations of the theme. Sometimes I'm a week late commenting but I do try to visit everyone. After all, if you take the time to produce something, you sure hope people visit.

This weeks theme is our monthly color challenge, and the color is ruby red. Next week we'll take a break and there will not be a challenge. I did share a post on a mural walk I did with my youngest daughter a few weeks ago that was fun. You can find it here. 

I do love the color red. I haven't gotten out and done much photographing lately, but what else is new right? I joined this challenge hoping it would push me to get the camera out, and it has, but not as much as I'd like. I certainly miss the days when I had a bit more time. Right now I feel like I have to use the weekends to play catch up and get done the things I couldn't get done during the work week. That doesn't leave much time for exploring.

Anyways, let's get on with the theme. I went through my archives, which is always fun (by the way, I REALLY need to clean stuff off my computer...one of those things that I just need a whole day to sit and focus on only that...delete, move, organize photos and videos that are taking up a ton of space.)

Years ago I had some dahlias planted on our property. They are one of my favorite flowers. This one was a favorite because of it's deep red color. I was playing around with different angles on my camera. 

Nothing like an old red train engine at a parade. 

Who doesn't love red flowers! If it's you, don't tell me. I can't remember what this one is called, but it sure is pretty.

The flowers above and below I took when we were on a trip to Palm Springs. I don't know what they are but sure are pretty. 

Beautiful red buildings in Italy! 

A couple of red cars in downtown Bern, Switzerland.

Geraniums in the window. I can't remember if these were in Italy or Switzerland...we saw them both places.

The islands of Murano and Burano are so pretty! The buildings bright and vibrant. 

Red barn at my son in laws family's farm!

Red shelled crabs after a successful day of clamming. 

Various shades of red wines from my aunts vineyard.

My daughter decorated in pretty reds and pinks for a "Galentines" with her single girlfriends. 

I love decorating my house and tree in reds at Christmas

A pretty red door with unique handles on Orcas Island.

More Italy!

Love this red cardinal at the Ft. Worth Botanical gardens. 

Youngest daughter in her pretty red dress in Italy. She's a beautiful "lady in red".

Red of an Oregon beach sunset. 

With Joy Unquenchable,


  1. Wow, Kirstin, I'm not sure which are my faves, the florals or the Italian venues. But that red dahlia stole the show, and that it was on your own property male's it that mich more special! The other fave is the 2 red cars in Sweden, really an amazing image full of texture.

    1. Thank you Terri. I loved that trip too Europe. I want to go back. Dahlias are my favorite because there are so many shapes, sizes, and colors. And yet I've never been to the dahlia festival in Canby Oregon...lol

  2. Oh gosh that dahlia!! Love the Switzerland photo where those 2 red cars just pop! What's not to love about the Italy photos!! Bernie

    1. Thank you. I need to grow dahlias again. I love them. I have thought of printing and framing the photos I took of them that day because I have several. Thank you for visiting.

  3. Red is just the best for cheering up and standing out! The red bush type flower you mentioned is very similar to an Australian Bush and there are many grown in the wild around here in the coastal parts of Australia. Denyse #sundaystills

    1. Yes it is. Thank you for visiting Denyse. I appreciate it.


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