Monday, October 11, 2010


10.11.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

Today's brilliant sunshine added beautiful depth to this red umbrella and even added some charming design shadows! The color red can evoke excitement, attention, energy, confidence, and enthusiasm. The word red has various meanings in phrases such as, caught red-handed, red carpet treatment, seeing red, no worth a red cent, and red tape. Whether a physical reaction or a challenge to our literary sense, these 'reds' are symbols of some significance.

Symbols are used in literature, religion, art, and politics...and without getting too philosophical, there is evidence of symbolism in both verbal and nonverbal communication. Images have become an incredibly rich springboard for free-flow thinking and metaphorical writing in the last couple of years of 365 project - an opportunity to explore the personal meaning of symbols. Of course, the process has also led to increased reflection, collaborative discussions, social learning, and an increased desire to facilitate a similar experience for potential learners! Estey Ave & Airport Rd, Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. Interesting too that culture plays a role in how we see the colour. For fun go to: It looks at each colour's characteristics.