Patti asks us to add some cheer to the dreary darkness of winter by sharing photos with a pop of red. Since it’s raining and mostly monotone in Long Beach, WA right now, I’ve reached into my archives to find shots that caught my eye.
The luscious red Rose, complimented by cerise hues of Sweet William and lavender tones of Hydrangea, fit Patti’s suggestion to feature something with several red components.
Port of Ilwaco, Washington
This bright red building complimented by the deep blue hull of a boat, leads our eyes out the pier and across the mooring dock, to where flashes of red draw our attention.
Moss and wild strawberries – quintessential Pacific Northwest!
As winter breaks to spring, beach strawberries (Fragaria chiloensis) send out bright red runners to establish daughter plants. These wild native strawberries grow anywhere they can get a foothold along the Washington and Oregon coasts.
From inside North Head Lighthouse, this photo shows how rugged and remote these places are. Perched upon the headland, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the terrain is jagged and rough. The russet roofs below, lead our eye up the narrow footpath to the lighthouse keepers living quarters.
Nandina (or heavenly bamboo), is a mainstay of landscapes throughout the Pacific Northwest. Their bright red berries provide pops of cheer throughout winter.
🐾 My favorite posts have a snap with Jello! 🐾
Here she snoozes in my sister’s boat on our annual fishing trip. It’s mid-August, and the sun will soon feel as red-hot as the handle of our fish-net looks!