Thursday, January 15, 2015

Searching for Roy G Biv #4: Red Update #3

Cranberry glass decanter I inherited from my grandmother.

Welcome to round #4 of Searching for Roy G Biv (the colors of the rainbow)! I can't believe it's our fourth time around...looking forward to seeing posts from old friends and hope that some new folks will join in the fun!

Just a little refresher...on the third Thursday of each month, Jennifer Coyne Qudeen and I host a colorful blog hop. Each month focuses on a color of the rainbow (in order) and then we continue beyond the rainbow with some additional colors. For all the colors and dates see below. To play along with us, post up to five photos featuring the color of the month. Leave a comment here or on Jennifer's blog. We'll link to your blog post so all can enjoy your colorful finds! I'll continue to update this post through Saturday, January 17th midnight eastern USA time. I'm heading down to Savannah today for a visit with my Mom, so updates will appear later in the day.

This month's color is RED. I found this color at home, in the neighborhood, and on a trip to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

My breakfast!
Great red dog in a window in Alexandria, VA.

A narrow red door in Alexandria, VA.

I was fully expecting to be photographing hearts (Valentine's Day) but Christmas decorations are apparently still up! Guess I'll have to save those valentines for November and Pink!

Pensive Santa

Jennifer has her usual eclectic mix from her travels. She's found RED in all sorts of unusual places!

Fiona at Paper Ponderings has some wild RED and is pondering how things take form.

Maya of Million Little Stitches fame has started Roy at a new venue! Check out Take Diversion and her yummy REDS!

Margaret at Charlton Stitcher has quite an assortment of REDS from her 2014 travels...Love the surprise of the Jon Buck sculpture!

Sharmon Davidson has some amazing photos of RED Christmas ornament displays and some lovely collages as well.

Lisa at arzigogolare is once again blowing my mind with her ability to make ordinary things look special...RED crepe paper...who would have guessed!

Mary Ann at Blue Sky Dreaming found some fun REDS lurking around her home.

Eric at Cerulean has some "small" REDS that make a big impression!

Some new "players" in the game:
Fran from At the End of the Day with some lovely soft REDS.

Linda Stokes has a wonderful mosaic of REDS this month.

Elfi has some striking the parrot and the puppy!

January 15: Red
February 19: Orange
March 19: Yellow
April 16: Green
May 21: Blue
June 18: Indigo
July 16: Violet
August 20: Brown
September 17: Metallic Gold
October 15: Gray
November 19: Pink
December17: Blogger's Choice


  1. ...i am a first time participant in your Search for Roy G Biv ...I have enjoyed it for a long time so decided to give it a try...thanks for the challenge...fran....

    1. Hi Fran- Happy to have you join in for this round of Roy! Looking forward to seeing you color-full posts.

  2. Hi, Julie ... I have red in abundance for you over on my blog - a review of last year's travels. I seemed to find so much ... or is it just that the colour grabs the eye and won't let go?
    That cranberry glass decanter is a gem!

    1. Happy to have you back for another year of Roy! Loved the seeing red from all your travels.

  3. Julie, i have posted my reds, and thoroughly enjoyed yours! the cranberry glass is my favorite, but the red dog comes in a close second!

    1. Guess the cranberry glass is a real hit this month! I did love spying that red dog in the window! Your ornament shots were a real treat!

  4. I've posted some red pics on my blog:

    1. Welcome Linda! Loved your array of found it in such a variety of places. Esp. love your fabric design.

  5. At first glance I thought I was seeing wine instead of the beautiful cranberry glass ... beautiful selections!
    This is my second time around Roy G Biv Day and still fun seeing all the picks!

    1. So glad to have you back for another round Mary Ann! You always have a fun selection (or an arty one!) and this month is no different!

  6. You had me at that gorgeous cranberry decanter (I think I would fill it with cranberry juice!), but I loved the rest of your bright red selections as well (funny little skinny door!).
    While I was bummed to have missed blogger's choice last month, I did manage some red for this month... It was good to play along again.
    Enjoy your visit with your Mom!

    1. Hi Lisa- The cranberry glass decanter reminds me of my Nanny (Mom's mom) every time I see it. In the morning it cast soft red shadows on the wall. I so loved your red crepe paper. Did you take any photos of the finished "tree"?

  7. magnifique rouge.. je vais poster un billet 'red'

    1. Elf- Welcome and thanks for joining us! I enjoyed your selection of reds...very beautiful photography. I'm in love with that parrot!

  8. That decanter is gorgeous! Your posts of Old Town always make me yearn for a trip to the area. Haven't had a 3 or 4 day weekend in Alexandria in a bit. Perhaps in the spring.

    Round 4 is off to a wonderful start! Enjoy!

    1. Your photos always make me think that I have to get out and about more...e.g. get into DC! Go to NYC! Take a workshop! I'd love it if you came down here in the spring...a rendezvous at the Smithsonian show? It's great having some new folks join the search for this year.

  9. I thought of wine too:). It's a wonderful glass.
    I've just posted my reds. - eric