Are you feeling a little glum? Depressed at the thought of weeks and weeks of grey drizzle and overcast sky? (If you’re in the Northern hemisphere that is). Do Christmas songs on perpetual loop drive you to random acts of meanness toward strangers? Well ,what you need is a great, big slap of red. Technicolour red. Right here, right now. I’ve been trawling through my backlog of unused photos and thought, mid-December, that a splish of crimson, a splash of scarlet, a splosh of vermilion might do you the world of good. So here you are then, whether you want it or not …… RED!
Cotoneaster berries. The Priory – November 2011.
Opium poppies. The Priory – June 2011.
Malus ‘Gorgeous’ crab apple. The Old Forge – November 2011.
Just a few drops of red. Soldier beetles (Rhagonycha fulva). The Priory – July 2011.
Pyracantha berries. The Priory – September 2011.
Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quiquefolia). The Old Forge – September 2011.
Ivy leaf Pelargonium. The Priory – July 2011.
Dahlia ‘Dark Spirit.’ The Priory – July 2011.
Rosa rugosa ‘Roseraie de l’hay.’ The Priory -July 2011.
A blush of red. Sedum and nigella. The Old Forge – August 2011.
Another opium poppy – with visitors. The Priory – June 2011.
Holly. The Priory – December 2011.
There you go. Did that help? Less glum – more happy? No? Oh well, suit yourself.