It is entirely possible I will struggle with the link but I did want to participate (for the first time ever) in #SundayStills. The prompt this week is #RosyReds and that struck me as so timely today that I wanted to hop on the band wagon. Now if I can just pull it all together!
As a child growing up in the 60’s on a small farm in the middle of the Canadian prairies our play options were quite limited by today’s standards. My mother’s favourite option for us was, and I quote, “go outside and get the stink blown off you”. So outside we went, rain or shine or cold, and played. Alone as she was inside having 5 Minutes Peace (one of my favourite kids books). In the winter when we came inside she would ask for kisses from the rosy cheeks. She still loves to do that and I am sure she is missing having my littles in her life for many reason but that will be one of them.
So when I read the prompt I knew that this story was what I wanted to write. I also knew exactly what pictures needed to accompany it.
Clockwise from top left shows t he love of my life in his old red jacket but hey it keeps him warm. Running beside him is our little Skye; nothing still about her on a Sunday! Rose hips above the snow line, a fairly easy find in the winter here in the prairies. I always look for them on dull days when I need a boost of colour. The top two stories of our house in that historic red that just contrasts so beautifully against the blue skies. My cheeks don’t show up all that rosy considering that is about 40 minutes into the snow shoe at -28/-34. Which seriously, after last week’s -50’s, seems so doable. I did have sunglasses on but took them off for the picture and seriously I do hate selfies! Stepping outside of my box here by posting it. Seen here wearing my 26 year old parka that I referred to in yesterday’s post called A ray of sunshine.
Holy flip I think the link worked! I’ve been having trouble with it for the last while since I updated my phone and WordPress changed again. Now to just do the link to the challenge and things are good! So here is the ping back to the host blogger Terri’s sunday-stills-color-challenge-a-rosy-outlook/. I also want to do a shout out to Donna http://retirementreflections.com/ as once again her blog has inspired me. I seriously had not set about to do blog post today but there you have it. Inspiration struck and once again I left Charlotte cooling her heels.
So while some might think that Rosy Red has a reference to Valentine’s Day that’s not so here. My homage is to the colour of winter cheeks; just so kissable! I wish my Valentine’s Day had included kisses from the little ones but it didn’t so we made the best of it with an outstanding supper, cracked open a bottle of local wine and indulged in smoking hot brownies. Making the best of the situation.