This week, the lens-artist photo challenge theme is “Find Something Red.”
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Here is the Priorhouse take:
A red rental bike stands out. The color really does really POP – as many have noted this week. However, It also makes the eyes “work” harder and we have heard that folks with headaches (or migraines) should avoid red rooms and they need to get their eyes away from certain colors. (Many greens and blues can calm…)
A red utility box stands out. This photo – to me – has a quiet mood as the folks form a triangle in the composition. Bench lady, folks standing above her, and commuter on right. But the reason I took the photo had to do with the large drink the girl on the bench is holding. Liquid sugar is dangerous and while I do not know what she is consuming – quite often today people are “unknowingly” sabotaging their health by having sugar drinks that think are healthy. Sugar pulls from health and we were not meant to have this much sugar every day. And if you think “fruit smoothies” are an exception – you have to read the book Grain Brain ( here ) by Dr. Perlmutter. – – – I have been enjoying this bestselling “Grain Brain” book all month. —- If you feel frustrated because you are not winning your health battles (maybe it has you seeing red) may I suggest you check out Grain Brain? This author explains why grains – and sugars – are not good for the brain – and overall health.
Snippets from the Grain Brain book: Click on the image to see the larger version:
Grain Brain sample 1
Grain Brain sample 2
Grain Brain sample 3
Red Berries stand out. Hard to believe Christmas was one month ago – feels like six months ago. Anyhow, I took this photo, back in December, because I thought it was an excellent Christmas bouquet – not overdone.
Red poinsettia strands out. I liked this photo for the bit of red, but more for the bird, whispy lines, into of purple, and small brownish circle lights (upper right).
Red cheer pillow. Speaking of Christmas – this toss pillow has the “cheer” phrase that is ubiquitous around the holidays – but let’s remember to have “cheer” throughout the year. Because we all need to remember that forcing a smile has a huge perks for human health because smiling more changes your mood, boosts immunity, releases stress, helps generate endorphins and serotonin ((see and my facial hypothesis feedback here old “smile” post is here ) – —– Even though we need to sometimes “force” a smile – especially while we develop a habit of smiling more —– sometimes smiles come easy and naturally. Yes, sometimes smiles come easily and that is how it has been for me in January 2020. I have had a lot of answered prayers this month and sometimes I cannot get the smile off of my face. ahhhh – so nice.
Red balloons. If you need a little cheer – and even if you don’t – I am sending a little blog love your way as I end this post.
– – live from Buffalo back in 2004 – Goo Goo Doll’s version of Supertramp’s “Give A Little bit”
The Goo Goo Dolls are from Buffalo – and if the hubs and I could go back in time – we would go out of our way to bring my step-daughter to this concert. She loves this band and at the time we did not realize how special this concert was. Also, for anyone who is from Buffalo or wants to know more about the city, called Angela Keppel has a great bloghere Discovering Buffalo, One Street at a Time.
Anyhow, here is the Goo Goo Doll’s video:
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