Thursday, July 29, 2010

Red Is... Alphabe Thursday, Rainbow Colors, Red, July 29, 2010



Red Is... Alphabe Thursday, Rainbow Colors, Red, July 29, 2010

Well, we finally made it through the alphabet in Miss Matlock's classroom and it was great fun.  I think we all did very well and we learned a great deal from each other.  I thought we'd get a break but, oh, no, not with our teacher.  She has us right back in the classroom, doing colors now.  When will we get any play time in this summer??

This week is the color red.  I am not sure what to write about red.  I think I'm just going to
go through my picture files and try to find some red pictures.  Some of these you may have
seen before in my blogs.

This delicious Dungeness garlic crab was dinner one night at San Francisco's Crustacean Restaurant.  My son Jeremy and I both had one and there was nothing left on the plate when we were done but a pile of shells.  It was absolutely delicious.


Red and white floral display at the Intercontinental Hotel, Miami


A lovely red rose

Sensoji Temple in Tokyo

A crab at Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market

Robin red breast

Red Bloody Mary


Strawberries at La Boquerria Market in Barcelona, La Rambla

Red winter berries


Red Is....

Red is...
the color of fiery flames,
of rageful anger full of disdain..
of passionate lovers sipping champagne.

Red is...
the color of chilis that blister one's tongue,
a sexy lipstick that make us feel young,
the wildest of lyrics that haven't been sung.

Red is...
a feeling of power that goes to one's head,
the violence of warfare that leaves thousands dead,
the hundreds of battlefields where soldiers have bled.

Red is...
a sign of emergency and a need to take care,
one should go cautiously if there is a red flare,
is often a sign that one should beware.

Red is...
the color of love and celebration,
it can be a source of stimulation,
and can liven up any presentation!

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved
 
I am participating in Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday, Rainbow Colors - why don't you?

32 comments:

  1. Wow, 2 crab pictures! I feel like I've been getting too many signs to go eat crab! Love all your photos and your choice of reds :) I really like the Tokyo ones but then again, I'm biased :) And those strawberries! Wow!

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  2. The crab would be great be great for dinner.

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  3. Beautiful pics and fabulous capture of red in poetry! I'm new around the classroom, and so happy to be making new friends and reading different posts!

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  4. Love the strawberry display. Reminds me of an assignment in HS for writing a poem about a color. think I did gray.

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  5. Carmen, LOVE the poem and your pictures are all so unique. You know I've always loved the Sensoji temple. I like the composition of the strawberries and I remember that little Robin, he's a friend of Manfred? :)

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  6. You sure can whip up something tasteful at a moment's notice!

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  7. Really beautiful red pics..

    Happy Red Thursday..

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  8. Lovely reds and poem, Carmen. I love Dungeness crab and I can't wait to have one in San Francisco at the seaport! :)

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  9. Just seeing those crabs makes me hungry! They look delicious!!! Add the Bloody Mary, please :)

    ~angela @ peonypatch

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  10. Red is my favorite color and the strawberries picture is appetizing. Good poem about red too.

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  11. what a clever poem...i envy that talent. and i am starving...how could you tease me with that crab...i have had it before and it is soooooo goooood! i suppose my peanut butter and jelly sandwich will just have to suffice for now!

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  12. There is no better eating than crabs. I love them and I grew up in coastal towns and we went crabbing all the time.

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  13. Beautiful red photos! Loved your poem too! Thanks for the tip on your book as well!

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  14. The crab is screaming...."eat me!". I can almost taste it.

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  15. I just love the rose picture. Your poem is nice. I look forward to all of your colors.

    Teresa

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  16. edenhills -
    Glad you liked my poem. I hope I don't miss any colors!

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1


    ruthi -
    I can never turn down crab on a menu. That garlic crab is one of the best I've ever eaten.

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1


    Sailing Simply -
    I enjoy writing poetry..have been doing it well
    over fifty years. Glad to see you here!


    Kim @ Savvy Southern Style -
    Crab is good eating. The Dungenes is much easier to eat than the small crabs - more bang
    for your buck - though I love the small soft shell crabs.

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  17. Christy -
    Glad you liked my poem and my reds. As for the crab, peanut butter and jelly isn't a good substitue for crab!!

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1


    R.J. -
    Everything at La Boqueria Market in La Rambla is wonderful. I never miss it when I'm in Barcelona. The products are displayed so beautifully.


    amariaf2000 -
    I've never had that Japanese crab but the Dungeness are wonderful.

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1


    Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti -
    Hopefully, there will still be plenty of crabs around when you get out here.


    Rocky Mountain Woman -
    Glad you liked my choice of reds. I hope I can manage all the colors!


    lakeviewer -
    Sometimes I have trouble coming up with something to write. This one wasn't too difficult.


    Poetic Shutterbug -
    Do you suppose Manfred and the Japanese Tea Garden robin are acquainted? We'll have to introducced them if they're not.


    Sharkbytes -
    I love this market...my favorite on of all I've visited in the world. It's a great place to eat as well. I always have their octopus or calamari and wonderful grilled Padron pepers.

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  18. myorii -
    So glad you liked my reds. That Sensoji Temple was so beautiful. I really enjoyed that whole area of Asakusa during my Tokyo visit.

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1


    JDaniel4's Mom -
    I fixed halibut with shrimp for dinner...my youngest son went out deep sea fishing a a few weeks ago and really had a great catch.


    ChristiS -
    It's nice to welcome you here to Alphabe Thursday. I've only missed one week and really enjoy this meme.

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  19. what delicious post.
    love the red items and red poem!

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  20. Gorgeous images you've captured in your travels. Your poem speaks volumes.

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  21. Great post and very cute poem on Red....bkm

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  22. Jingle -
    So glad you liked my poem and my red presentations!

    Cheryl -
    Travel is such a source of all good things and I am happy you enjoyed my poem!

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1


    signed...bkm -
    I'm always glad when you stop by to see my blog.

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  23. I think the Rainbow Summer School may be as much fun as the Alphabet. I have a red robin that lives in backyard. I love Virgin Bloody Mary's but my husband's favorite is a Bloody Beer. You mix Bloody Mary mix with a beer. Alcohol doesn't agree with me so I like to drink the mixes alone...ha. Great red photos. Also, your photo on your heading is beautiful. I am a painter and am always looking for something good to paint....though I talk about it more than I do it...ha. This photo almost looks unreal it is so beautiful. I noticed that you snapped it. Way to go.

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  24. Beautiful red photos!

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  25. The crab picture from the San Francisco restaurant made me want to go raid my refrigerator for a midnight (ok, 1am) snack, but alas I have no crab. I enjoyed your poem, especially the sexy lipstick line.
    Cee

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  26. Stopping by from Miss Jenny's party! I look at all those strawberries and think that knowing my luck, I would pick one and they would all tumble down!! I just love crab!!

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  27. Carmen, the flower display in that hotel is absolutely breath-taking.

    I enjoyed all your pictures and your lovely poetry.

    I'm planning to do a giveaway on your book of poetry this week.

    Time keeps getting away from me.

    Thank you for linking and for sharing your lovely Red Summer School project!

    A+

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  28. 'Colourful' post and poem Carmen. The rose pic was so good I imagined the fragrance. Lovely!

    @ Bonnie, you start at the top, silly! :-)

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  29. beautiful pics and poetry! I love all your travel photos! Can I come too???

    Blessings & aloha!
    still making my way through Alphabe-Thursday RED posts :o)

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  30. Lovely poem! And stunning red images!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

    Anna's Red B-Words

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  31. Oh, those berries! Wonderful photos and words to match.

    =)

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  32. Great photos!! you've been lucky to be able to travel so much :)

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