July 28, 2010

RED IS FOR...

Dear readers, I am participating in Alphabe-Thursday where ‘Red’ is for ooh, so many different things! But let’s start with Pillar boxes and phone boxes. And then, what about these:

Trees (acer and peony, respectively):
Roses:

Summer fruits:
Canine fashions
(Last week I featured haute couture and the previous week chain store fashion trends. So. In the interests of even-handedness, here are fashion trends especially for dogs. Though not, you understand, for Lola or any of her canine chums!) Red cape
familiar in bull rings here in Andalucia (but threatened with extinction in Cataluña which has today banned bull fights!)
And, last but not least:

The De Clerambault Code,
my psychological, suspense novel. All profits to charity (see sidebar).
For amazing reviews and further details,click HERE
ALTHOUGH I LIKE THE COLOUR RED, I’VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO “WEAR” IT SUCCESSFULLY ! IS THERE A COLOUR THAT DOESN’T SUIT YOU TOO?
Do tell me! Have a great Alphabe-Thursday! And check out other Alphabe-Thursday posts @ Jenny Matlock´s great site!

See you again for Six Word Saturday and my "brush" with Michelle Obama!
XOXO LOLA:)

47 comments:

Michelle said...

Love the pillarbox & phone booth!

And no, I could always wear red - yellow is one I can't though because of my hair color!

tania said...

Great splashes of red - especially that dessert!

Great post too :-)

Jan said...

Love red - always have & fortunately it suits me too :D

Love your post & blog!

Mike said...

Like all the instances of brilliant red. Interesting that Catalonia has banned bull fighting! Interesting post.

Holly said...

Gorgeous red images -particularly like the trees, rose and pillar/phone boxes! 8-)

Wonderful post:o)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nora and Lola,

I love all your pretty red photos, all so bright, thank you for sharing a great post.
The English phone and pillar boxes always look great, in fact in NZ many years ago we had the same. Such a shame they got rid of them.

Happy rest of the week
Hugs
Carolyn

Berlin said...

Ooh, I LOVE your new background!!
Haha, I think I only have one red top in my closet.. never really liked red. Lovely photos.

Smiles to you,
Berlin

Tracy said...

It is not fair I am sitting at PC avoiding thinking about food as it is Weight Watchers weigh in day and up pops or rather I scroll down to the most yummy looking desert ( is it one or 2 S's I can never remember)
Loved your blog mm I can wear red but not so good with mmm ere well actually I can not think of a colour I dont wear I guess I would have to say people have never "said that colour looks bad on you"ok bye

Mary said...

Loved the canine fashion :-)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Your RED photos are awesome! I can never get enough RED!!! How about you!

Debbie said...

This has been such a fun journey this week...love that dessert!!~

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I remember seeing the telephone box and mailbox when I was in England. They look so cherry and welcoming.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'm not crazy about wearing yellow or any other color with a yellow-ish tint like a yellow-ish green.

Dawn said...

Nothing beats a red rose for me, but red dog sweaters is a close second!Unfortuneatley my dogs are too big for me to afford to dress them!

jfb57 said...

Lovely selection of RED here! My favs are the telephone & post boxes!

Pondside said...

I'll have a scoop of the trifle please!
I heard about the bull-fighting ban yesterday. Do you think it will spread?
Rosie wants you to know that she wouldn't be caught dead in any of those outfits - although she has a boiled wool number that I've been known to make her wear in the worst weather........as long as no one is around to see her shame.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You found so many fun red things, Nora! I love the trifle..yum..and the puppy fashions are so cute!

I'm fair so pastels don't usually look good on me. I love to wear red!

ChristiS said...

I never thought I could wear yellow, but I've decided over the past few years that I am wearing it anyway! I'm happy with red clothing, but I've never been comfortable wearing red lipstick...go figure!

I had heard that about the banning of bull fights on the news early this morning when I was nursing! Though I understand, I hate for Spain to lose this part of their culture!

Life in Rehab said...

Nora, thank you for including a link with your comment so I could come wallow in your crimson goodness! What a great collection of images, how fun!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Thanks for sharing all your red pics, hope the matador is ok?

fredamans said...

Amazing collection of RED. I follow you now!

Sue said...

Great stuff, especially that dessert!

=)

easternsparkle said...

Lovely reds! Thanks for your comments - yes I saw Red Stewart(!) the post was so very nearly about just that!! My back will be fine in a few days - it's an old war wound!!

Beth Zimmerman said...

What BEAUTIFUL pictures! And I LOVE Alleluia! :)

Catherine said...

Lovely reds! I especially like those strawberries :) .
Brown ... brown is not my color. Too bad, because I do like it. I "can" wear red, though I seldom do ... except for my favorite red & black dress!
Fun post, see you next week :)
Blessings,
Catherine :)

edenhills said...

The pictures of the flowers are absolutely beautiful. The tree just looks like it's on fire. Thanks for stopping by my Red post.

Teresa

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love all the reds. Cute little doggie sweaters and love the strawberry shortcake trifle. Yum!

Lourie said...

Oooh! That dessert looked so super yummy!

Mumsy said...

What a great collection of reds! I like the pillar and the phone booth. They're very unique!

Sailing Simply said...

The red strawberrie desert has me drooling! OH YUM!

Vicki said...

Everyone has come up with some awesome RED pictures to share this week. Love yours! A color I can't wear? RED! Well, I jumped win with both feet last week and bought me something red to wear, just because :) We'll see....

See ya next week..

signed...bkm said...

Beautiful trees and flowers...lovely Red post...bkm

Berlin said...

Aww, thanks for the comment :)
You have a great week too!

Sunshine shining,
Berlin

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I tend to avoid wearing pink to be honest. Love all those red flowers!

佩劉俊宇劉璇 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

French Fancy said...

Delighted another Spanish town has seen sense and banned bullfights. Also delighted that -like me - you would never dress a bichon up in silly clothes. Dogs as beautiful as bichons need no adornment and certainly nothing to keep them warm but cuddles and kisses.

Will not be around for a little while again now - the Big Move will be taking place in a week or so and turbulence is currently the state of play.

Kisses to the lovely one and keep one for yourself

xxx

Jingle said...

love the read in your post.
too cute.

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/07/pick-one-or-two-to-share-follow-rule-no.html

hope that you have a smiling day!
Enjoy if you like some...
;)

bermudabluez said...

Hi there Lola and Nora!! What a beautiful and super colorful post!!! I do not wear red well either! Hope all's well with you. We've been out of town so I am way behind in my blog reading!!

Susan said...

Love the first pic especially...My daughter wants one of those British phone booth's in our yard as a conversation piece...I would probably plant clematis around it :)
Susan


PLEASE use comment moderation instead of word verification.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Amazing collection of gorgeous red photographs. I wonder how you could manage so many reds in one post. Great work. I am gonna follow you.

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Great red post. Surely those are not all your dogs! If so, you have lots of love. I am intrigued by the fact that your book proceeds go to charity! I like your blog and appreciate that you left a comment on mine. Red is not great on me unless it is a blue red.

Kat said...

Those poor dogs, they do NOT look happy LOL. I love that red phone booth, and the acer tree is magnificent. Great choices for red. The one color I cannot wear is yellow, which stinks because it's one of my favorites! Kat

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Love the booth, reminds me of London. Great red post! Thank you for your visit :)
Hugs
Frenchy

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

First of all...that is awesome to see learn about your book! Thanks for sharing that...will need to check it out.

And what great red images here! I love the phone booths and pillar boxes. And the peony is gorgeous!!! I can wear red, but the reds with "bluish" tones are better than the reds with "yellowish tones" on me.

Blessings & Aloha!
(hubby and son are sleeping, so trying to finally get some blog reading done, visit and reply to comments left on my past two posts!) Thank you so much for stopping by...please come back any time. And Nora, how do you add your link into your comments?

Nora Johnson said...

Hi Mrs Matlock!

This is a message from Lola's P.A.! Lola was joking in the comment she left on your *Red* post. She knows, of course, the next colour as well as any canine worth its, er, salt!

Nora

Jenny said...

What a wonderful post!

I'm kinda/sorta glad you didn't run into Michelle. You would have intimidated the stuffing out of her...your style, your humor, your intelligence, your wit...she would have gotten all insecure and then her husband would have gotten distracted and...

OK.

Never mind.

I think you get my drift here.

Thank you for linking this amazing RED post to Alphabe-Thursdays Summer School.

I adore visiting here. You are so unique and fun!

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