Maryt/The Teach over at Work of the Poet has something called Ruby Tuesday which featuring all things red.
Some sort of blurry pictures today, but I was excited because for the first time ever in my 61 years, I saw scarlet tanagers. The little stinkers stayed high in the trees at the far end of the yard so my pictures aren't very good, but they are such beautiful birds. I love cardinals, but I think tanagers make them look positively drab by comparison. The other bird here is a flicker, I think. He has a tiny patch of red on his head. I've seen a bunch of birds lately taking what seem to be dust baths. This little guy stayed there for quite a while. The other picture was a little red tree trying to grow up through the wood on my back deck.
I will probably be late getting around to people today. The remaining half of the big lightning struck pine tree in my back yard is scheduled for felling today. I'm probably going to be watching and taking pictures and chewing my nails most of the day. I will do my best to visit everyone, though.