“On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels . . .” – Charles Dickens
Continuing with What Colour Is Winter?, today I’m on the hunt for RED — such as that found in the Viburnum berries above. Usually picked clean by the birds by now, there are several little clusters of “jewels” still clinging to the branches — perhaps the close proximity of a well-stocked feeder makes Nature’s offerings a bit less palatable.
Red is a colour we more often associate with Christmas or Valentines, but there’s red to be found, in various shades, throughout the winter.
Inside, I find red in a potted miniature rose that Charlie brought home last night.
Those are my winter reds, but if you take the time to really see, you’ll find there’s a lot of red in the winter landscape: a red barn in a snowy field; red hats and mittens on children at play; red sleds, red toboggans; forgotten red apples, still clinging to the branch. It’s all there — if we only look.
Tomorrow — winter yellow!