Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Color me red

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When Karma challenged us to find photos of a color we are drawn to I was stumped.  I love all color.  Sure a lot of my clothes are blue and green.  And gray and brown.  And black.  But I don’t think I have a favorite color;  I’ve always struggled with that question.

To compound the problem I like to go out and find new photos for Karma’s photo hunts.  And my world here in Michigan is pretty much brown.  Which is better than white.  But still.

Brown cornfield with brown oak tree.

Brown cornfield with brown oak tree.

Yep, the world here is brown.  And beige.

Katie's park is brown right now.

Katie’s park is drab right now.

And so I thought I’d do the piece about green.  I like green well enough.  There are so many shades of green, and it’s a color that brings such hope for those of us in the north after long winters.  I wasn’t quite satisfied with that decision, but was starting to look around for some new green photos when I saw this:

Welcome home.

Welcome home.

I saw it out of the corner of my eye as I was on my way to a bright green soccer field I had seen Friday night. And suddenly I knew.  The color that attracts me most as we inch our way out of a long, cold, and endless winter… is red.  Bright red.  The color of spunk, of confidence, of joy.

So I switched gears and began to notice the red all around. It’s everywhere, little bits of warmth, of the promise of summer.  Some of it is tucked away…

Hidden behind the pond.

Hidden behind the pond.

…some of it is in your face bold.

A local family lives bold.

A local family farm.

Some red I found at our local nursery….

Promise of summer.

Promise of summer.

…and some I found last weekend on a trip over to Lake Michigan.

South Haven lighthouse.

South Haven lighthouse.

Joyful red is everywhere.  I just had to spend a little bit of time to notice.

Made you smile!

Made you smile!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

15 thoughts on “Color me red

  1. I like red, too, especially the reds you chose! It’s hard during our drab winter months to find color, but you did, Dawn — well done!

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  2. Hooray for red! Maybe it’s time to put some in your wardrobe, or on your nails, or color your hair! If any of those happen, I want a picture – especially the hair!

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  3. Red is a great color – vibrant, bright, friendly.

    Our house has a red door. I would never have chosen red on my own, but I haven’t thought about changing it!

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  4. Your color picked YOU! The variety is wonderful, too. I think the house peeking through the trees and reflected in the pond is my favorite.

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  5. your photographs are FABULOUS!! There is nothing better than a red door on a pristine white house or a RED BARN!

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  6. I’ve started to love red lately and I’ve bought myself a pair of red shoes, a red bag and some red tops… now I’d love to have some red paint in my house too. The red door in the picture looks really cool and I admire Sara has a red door.

    Your pictures are simply beautiful, Dawn.

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  7. The red really is so inviting after a long winter. I love the reflection photo! (Looking forward to more green to punctuate our blue and beige/brown/grey world too)

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  8. Isn’t it funny how when you start to notice something it shows up more and more. A lesson, that goes both ways. Our dreary months demand red, and you did a great job of finding it. Red doors are so FUN.

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  9. Those pictures are very well taken Dawn! Maybe your town isn’t just all brown, there IS life out there!
    Have a super week!
    Pippa 🙂

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  10. Yay, I’m glad you found your colour Dawn! That cute little red lighthouse is fantastic! 🙂

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  11. I’m happy you were able to find your color that made you happy! Red is certainly a color that makes us think of warmer times after a long winter, and a not-so-warm-so-far spring (but it is definitey getting better!). You have a great variety of photos here – thanks so much for playing along!!

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  12. I am surely enjoying reading about and admiring the different colors everyone picked for Karma’s challenge. Red is such a lovely color! Your pictures all depict red with its many faces–but I am partial to the red door. Hmmm, just visited a post with a blue door that I loved. Maybe it’s the colored doors themselves which are so appealing…

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  14. I never did post my photo blog post to karma’s challenge. I like your reds.

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