It's the 4th of July — Happy Birthday, America!
To celebrate the occasion,
a small study in the colors of Old Glory.
However the political winds blow:
Long May She Wave.

• • • Red • • •

We tend to think of red as aggressive,
and surely it can be.
One of the things I enjoy about this image
is that Montserrat Gudiol
makes the red contemplative.

It's like the zen of red,
which sounds like a contradiction —
— that's the marvel of the
Spanish artist's accomplishment: 

 painting by Montserrat Gudiol, courtesy of tatucya.com

painting by Montserrat Gudiol, courtesy of tatucya.com


• • • WHITE • • •

The whitest white of birch bark.
On a pillow, no less.

 photos courtesy of Scott Butner on flickr.com and society6.com

photos courtesy of Scott Butner on flickr.com and society6.com


• • • BLUE • • •

One very blue moon.
Gigantic.
Blue locked up tight,
forever and ever,
like the lovers' locks on bridges.
Towards the Infinite.

 photo courtesy of space.com and Lotte Hjorth on flickr.com

photo courtesy of space.com and Lotte Hjorth on flickr.com


• • • BLUE & WHITE • • •

Floating on a blue field —
— stars of the tea party.

 photo courtesy of zsazsabellagio.blogspot.com

photo courtesy of zsazsabellagio.blogspot.com


• • • Red & White • • •

Ancient white walls
and a pile of patterned red
and white pillows on the windowsill.

Nonsensical — but soooooo inviting.

 photo courtesy of furnish.co.uk

photo courtesy of furnish.co.uk


• • • RED, WHITE & BLUE • • • 

The cobalt is deep and engaging.
The white sets off the blue.
And the red makes it all go

BOOM!

 photo courtesy of farm5.staticflickr.com

photo courtesy of farm5.staticflickr.com

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*Header image from brainpickings.org

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