No matter how one feels regarding the celebration of St. Valentine's Day,
in all honesty it has become another of those over the top commercial
endeavors to encourage purchasing of flowers, chocolates, cards, high-priced
restaurant meals and such.
I admit I have enjoyed all those things over the years, however this week
I've decided to do a little celebration my own way. . . . . . . choosing to share
a photo with something red every day, not just on the 14th!
February can be such a brutal month weather wise, and even health wise for
some, so I thought a pop of red each day of this Valentine week may help
to cheer things up.
From today's photo, taken through the dining room window, of one of a large group
of cardinals in the fig tree, it's obviously wet and very dreary around here.
How these brilliant birds - especially the bright red males - light up the garden.
At this time of year their red deepens. It will soon be time to mate with all those
just as pretty brown females also sitting out there on the dripping branches.
Looking through my older photos I've found several to share
with you, one will be appearing each day.
Perhaps you will consider joining in and do the same - it would be
such fun to see the lovely red photos you can dig up in your