Monday, June 28, 2010

Red in the rain

The rain has been pouring down steadily and the air has turned grey and fuzzy. But when I look out of my window I see red hot pokers standing up brightly against the dark green bushes beyond. How defiant they are! And the flame tree too, flaring above them. Who thought to plant such fiery colours in this place, I wonder?
Chinese know that the colour red brings good luck and prosperity. Why? I imagine because it lights up the heart and energises the body. Seeing red in the rain brightened my mood and encouraged me to take my [red] umbrella and go for a walk. I returned refreshed and ready to tackle a list of tasks once more.


Joan said...

When living on the farm we had Red Hot Pokers by the mailbox and they always brightened the winter days.

Marilyn said...

I have really enjoyed the display red hot pokers have put on for us this season - when travelling down to Taranaki recently with the weather in full winter mode of rain, moody clouds which were reflected in the wild sea the red hot pokers dotted along the roadside stood out as beacons of cheer.

juliet said...

What lovely comments Joan and Marilyn; thank you. You really know what I'm talking about!