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2013 2013 2013 <center><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Asexn_bIswE/UdXj9lSMe5I/AAAAAAAAFy8/TD10Lyaj_20/s600/promisesBeFunky_null_2.jpg.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Asexn_bIswE/UdXj9lSMe5I/AAAAAAAAFy8/TD10Lyaj_20/s600/promisesBeFunky_null_2.jpg.jpg" /></a></center></br>I looked up 'red' in the Oxford English Dictionary ... it has to have one of the longest entries for any word there, it just goes on, and on, and on. Some of the usage is positively visceral - there's plenty of blood, guts and gore, in fact I'm never going to think of the phrase 'caught red handed' in quite the same way again - but mostly red means red. Or pink, because red's one of those cheeky words that's shifted in meaning. Pale red probably became known as pink only when cottage pinks, so called because of their petal<span style="font-size:18%;"> </span>'<span style="font-size:18%;"> </span>s 'pinked' or perforated edges and not their pale red colour, were introduced to English gardens. Of course pinks can be dark red too, but I understand now why red campion's pink! </br></br>I foraged in the garden and along the lane for the blooms for my pink and red posy, and then I messed about with this photo because messing seems to be my 'thing' just now. I would have added field poppies, but I knew they'd wilt before I could get them home. Why does that happen, does anyone know? And do you have a clue how to prevent it? I vaguely remember something about singeing the stems but I've no idea if it works. </br></br>There's madder growing in the dye garden now and I'd thought I might post about that, but the red's all in the roots, you can't see it. The name's the giveaway ... etymologically madder is synonymous with red, and it's been used to dye red cloth for millennia. Maybe, when my plants have grown a bit and the time is right, I'll show you how. </br></br>Linking with Lou of Little Green Shed's <a target="_blank" href="http://littlegreenshed.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/nature-in-home-series-week-18.html">Nature in the Home</a>. </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br><center>Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...</br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/29x27_zpsdcf5fdaa.png" title="Add to Feedly" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><span style="font-size:84%;">Feedly</span></a> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/bloglovin25x26B_zps0de89725.png" title="Follow with Bloglovin" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><span style="font-size:84%;">Bloglovin</a></span> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/email30x29px_zpsc2dd095d.png" title="New posts via email" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><span style="font-size:78%;">Email</span></a></br></br>You can also now join us on <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitsofacto">Ravelry</a>!</center><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><center><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Asexn_bIswE/UdXj9lSMe5I/AAAAAAAAFy8/TD10Lyaj_20/s600/promisesBeFunky_null_2.jpg.jpg" imageanchor="1" ><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Asexn_bIswE/UdXj9lSMe5I/AAAAAAAAFy8/TD10Lyaj_20/s600/promisesBeFunky_null_2.jpg.jpg" /></a></center></br>I looked up 'red' in the Oxford English Dictionary ... it has to have one of the longest entries for any word there, it just goes on, and on, and on. Some of the usage is positively visceral - there's plenty of blood, guts and gore, in fact I'm never going to think of the phrase 'caught red handed' in quite the same way again - but mostly red means red. Or pink, because red's one of those cheeky words that's shifted in meaning. Pale red probably became known as pink only when cottage pinks, so called because of their petal<span style="font-size:18%;"> </span>'<span style="font-size:18%;"> </span>s 'pinked' or perforated edges and not their pale red colour, were introduced to English gardens. Of course pinks can be dark red too, but I understand now why red campion's pink! </br></br>I foraged in the garden and along the lane for the blooms for my pink and red posy, and then I messed about with this photo because messing seems to be my 'thing' just now. I would have added field poppies, but I knew they'd wilt before I could get them home. Why does that happen, does anyone know? And do you have a clue how to prevent it? I vaguely remember something about singeing the stems but I've no idea if it works. </br></br>There's madder growing in the dye garden now and I'd thought I might post about that, but the red's all in the roots, you can't see it. The name's the giveaway ... etymologically madder is synonymous with red, and it's been used to dye red cloth for millennia. Maybe, when my plants have grown a bit and the time is right, I'll show you how. </br></br>Linking with Lou of Little Green Shed's <a target="_blank" href="http://littlegreenshed.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/nature-in-home-series-week-18.html">Nature in the Home</a>. </br></br><center>♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥</center></br><center>Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...</br><a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/29x27_zpsdcf5fdaa.png" title="Add to Feedly" /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/knitsofacto"><span style="font-size:84%;">Feedly</span></a> </a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/bloglovin25x26B_zps0de89725.png" title="Follow with Bloglovin" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3234656"><span style="font-size:84%;">Bloglovin</a></span> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><img src="http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p557/knitsofacto/email30x29px_zpsc2dd095d.png" title="New posts via email" /></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=knitsofacto&amp;loc=en_US"><span style="font-size:78%;">Email</span></a></br></br>You can also now join us on <a target = "_blank" href="http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitsofacto">Ravelry</a>!</center><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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