Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Red Letter Day - Rednesday Nov 9.11

Today I'm feeling very pensive. Everywhere I look, I see touches of red.
When I rose this morning at 6:45, the sunshine was streaming in my bedroom window and making a magnificant backlight to the leaves that are still on the trees.November 9th and there are still leaves on the trees! Their colors are dull and muted, but they seem to be holding on until they absolutely have to go!
Without realizing it, I myself added splashes of red to my outfit: the red in my earrings and shirt; the poppy on my coat and my favorite tote bag containing the all-important water bottle, lunch and personal papers; my morning tea in front of our local "Breakfast Television"; and the local newspaper for mid-morning break..
Friday Nov 11th is Remembrance Day. I sometimes go to the cenotaph for the laying of the wreath and the service; if I can't make it, I always turn on the TV and observe the 2 minutes of silence. My grandfather served in WWI; my uncles in WWII; I know young people who have served overseas. I think they do a brave and honorable thing when they fight for our country and our continued freedom.

Rednesday may be the last day I see the sunshine (and perhaps the leaves on the trees) for a while: we are in for heavy rains and winds the next couple of days.
But for today, I'll sit at work and luxuriate in the sunshine on my back, the soft sounds of my favorite online radio program, and the quiet of my daily routine. And during break, I'll catch up on your blogs, including SueLovesCherries at It's A Very Cherry World!
Simple pleasures are always the best, don't you think!


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

We all need some RED in our lives, some days more than others. Now go out and paint the town, well, you know what.

LV said...

Enjoy every day regardless of leaves or not. Life is too short and we are not promised a tomorrow.

Lori E said...

Red is such a strong, powerful colour. It can evoke a mood for sure.
My favorite way to use it is in a lipstick. It makes me feel the power of red.

Nezzy said...

I just adore the way you splash that wonderful 'red' 'round about!!!

I can't believe you still have leaves on the trees. Mine's necked!!! :o)

God bless and have a fun day!!!

Pamela Gordon said...

A great Rednesday post! I'm going to check out the blog you mentioned. Have a nice evening.

Bonnie said...

I'm all over some red! I love how you are surrounded by it today.

Chatty Crone said...

My husband served in the Viet Nam era. Thanks to all who served in the forces and for our freedom.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like those tenacious leaves--and they still have some color!


A day filled with scarlet, they say,
Can make the sad heart skip and play;
For where red abides,
A little bird hides
And sings every worry away.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Little Red Weed

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Red is a wonderful color. We are seeing very little of it here...all the leaves left seem to be brown as the oak trees are taking their time going, but most everywhere you look trees are almost bare. We do have verterans day here on the 11th so will be remembering all those past and present in the military too. Hope your Wednedsay was a wonderful one...dark and raining here.

wendy said...

YES, I do think simple pleasures are sometimes the very best.
they catch us off guard
and remind us in humbling ways to BE THANKFUL

Red is a power you go girl. Wear your red.
How cool that both you grandfather and your father served their county.
How do you really thank someone for that kind of service and sacrifice.


RED is GORGEOUS. It stimulates the senses. What a way to start the day seeing that lovely tree. Don't worry about a little bit of rain. They are saying the word SNOW here. My dad is a veteran too. Glad a day is devoted to all those who served. Take care.

Kelly L said...

Red is my favorite color... It reminds me of my mom..
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Sweet Tea said...

As I read this I realized that what I wore today would have looked so much better with a pop of red! Next time!!

Gwendolyn said...

I think it is interesting that you wore red without planning it. :)
My father in law was in the second world war.

joe said...

All our leaves are pretty much fallen. Fall happens fast here.