Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Tuesday; RED;

RED is popular in my garden;

Red has more personal associations than any other color. Recognized as a stimulant red is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Increases enthusiasm
Stimulates energy

The Romans liked red. Roman villas were decorated with vivid red murals. A  pigment, vermilion , was used for  the murals. Vermilion  came from the mineral cinnabar, a common ore of mercury.  It was one of the finest reds of ancient times – the paintings have retained their brightness for more than twenty centuries. The Romans mined Cinnabar  near Almadén, southwest of Madrid, in Spain. It was dangerous work in those mines, since mercury was highly toxic; slaves and prisoners were send to the cinnabar mines to work which was a virtual death sentence.

I like red in all its hues, from the strongest to the softest pink, from the brownish to orange all is popular in my book. I wear red jumpers, jackets;  does that mean ...look at moi?

 Walls in my home are red, it is unusual, but I like the unusual,
Red in a home looks warm and inviting.

Embrace RED in your life!


  1. Wow your amaryllis blooms are super gorgeous! We (Chinese) love red for the colour symbolises good fortune. The colour is used in almost all decorative items during Chinese New Year, weddings and other celebrations. Yes embrace red in your live ;-D

  2. Stephanie; clever Chinese knew which colour to use for good luck and celebrations. I have been to many Chinese Celebrations as the father of my two grandsons is Chinese.