Tag Archives: red

18th September 2013 – tomato plants

They hide inside a steamed-up greenhouse, only releasing their sharp scent when the door opens. Plump green tomatoes, waiting to ripen. Bursting red ones, ready to be picked. I twist one off and pop it in my mouth.

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2nd September 2013 – rose hips

Summer’s residue, they slowly change from pink to red. Pregnant with Autumn’s promise of harvest and plenty – a dream of fire-lit hearths and steaming mugs of rose hip tea. 

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28th August 2013 – film night

Five people sit on red squashy sofas, intently watching the large TV screen. Engrossed in the story, experiencing the highs and lows together. A temporary bond but a powerful one.

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27th August 2013 – brush

I stroke it through her fur, leaving perfect lines. She loves its white plastic bristles, its red wooden back. Eventually she’ll start to play, but for now she just luxuriates.

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23rd August 2013 – buttons

A cheerful row of red and green, sewn on by my own fair hand. They shine out against the white blouse, a promise of music and dance contained in three colours.

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28th July 2013 – red poppy

It stands proud of the patch of wildflowers. Its delicate red petals curling and floating in the breeze, it displays its black heart. A beautiful flower doomed to remind us of the blood and horror of war for eternity.

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22nd June 2013 – paint

It starts out white as a bowl of cream. The machine adds colours – blue, yellow, green, red. Each in exact quantities, calculated to the last millilitre. As it mixes, the perfect blue emerges like magic.

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9th March 2013 – afternoon tea for charity

A red tablecloth transforms our everyday table, which is soon groaning with cakes of every size and flavour. Friends arrive to drink tea and eat the fruits of my labour. I think of all the people, near and far, who … Continue reading

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4th February 2013 – fir tree

Its dark, evergreen branches seem dusted with red buds. Its branches move in the wind, like a flamenco dancer swishing her skirt.

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1st February 2013 – bag for life

Bright red in the sunshine, it lies discarded on the grass verge. Yet still, in white lettering, it plies its trade, cheerfully admonishing its careless owner to “Use me again and again!”

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