Red has not been a color I look for. It’s not home, or life or peace to me.  It’s brilliance can be overwhelming. But red has its place. A wink, a wake up, an alert, a smile.


Thimble berry in Hoh woods photo Dianne Gardner

Red can lure, drawing its victim into the shadows. Mesmerizing, consuming. Until the beholder is completely devoured in its beauty.

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My poppies photo by Dianne Gardner

There are times when red surprises me, and perhaps my own inhibitions are a stumbling block from loving something more deserving than what I give.

I shall, perhaps, consider loving red more than I do. Others have found its value and have given me a keener sense for the color’s worth.


John Singer Sargent

About Dianne Gardner

With a passion for wholesome and entertaining stories, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into fantasy novels both adult and young adult. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Mother of seven and grandmother of 16, Dianne wants to make sure that books which ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor are available to every reader in the world.
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2 Responses to Red

  1. gwynnrogers says:

    Dynamic pictures Dianne. Lovely post. Red also adds warmth to your life in the colors in the sky and the glow from your fireplace. You definitely ARE having delightful fun with the Challenge.

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