Thursday, April 1, 2010

Seeing Red

Today is the first of the month, and that means it's Theme Day for participating City Daily Photo bloggers. This month's theme is Red -- a color which so often tell us to stop, but that in this contrary sign encourages us to go. (Good advice for spring.)

Be sure to check out all of the creative interpretations of today's theme from our worldwide community. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

20 comments:

dbdubya said...

the Beguine.

Jilly said...

Absolutely! Love it. And it's so optimistic as one would expect from you, dear Laurie.

Hilda said...

Begin what?? ;)

Jørgen Carlsen said...

I like the contradiction - it makes me a little confused, but that is the essence of that kind of double-communication. I like your photo much more than my own attempt to show the same contradiction today.

Judy Williams said...

I'm with DW today. My immediate thought was Begin the Beguine. And you KNOW I love the RED sign. :)

Judy Williams said...

Hilda - I had to look it up, despite knowing the aforementioned song.


be·guine
   /bəˈgin/ Show Spelled[buh-geen]
–noun
1.
a dance in bolero rhythm that originated in Martinique.
2.
a modern social dance based on the beguine.
3.
music for either of these dances.
Use beguine in a Sentence
See images of beguine
Search beguine on the Web
Origin:
1930–35; < F (West Indies) béguine, fem. deriv. of béguin biggin1, trifling love affair

Mister Earl said...

Begin Freeway - Why we have so many highways honoring an Israeli prime minister, I'm not sure.

I think that sigh marks the start of the new "High-Speed Test Zone," a new program set up by the SPPD.

WV: scymnes - "I'm tired of all your scymnes!"

Virginia said...

Only you would find this great sign LA! Love it.
V

Bellis said...

It says Begin the 710. A surprise move by the City Council to back the long-awaited freeway.

Dixie Jane said...

Thanks dbdubya for Begin the Beguine and Judy for Jo Stafford's version."I'm Beginning to See the Light."

Cafe Pasadena said...

Interesting choice of crimson tide red & white from you today.

altadenahiker said...

"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath."

I know it has absolutely nothing to do with your photo, but I just wanted to quote FSF and let you know I'm ahead.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Duck Bellis, they're going to throw rotten tomatoes at you, April Fools or not!

Margaret said...

BeginAgain

Saretta said...

Mother, may I? ;-)

Yakpate said...

As dbdubya said... my first thought also was the Beguine.

And like Hilda and Judy, I also realized that I had no idea what the "Beguine" meant.

Thanks for the info, Judy. And LA: I LOVE this witty shot, whether I know what it means or not!

Judy Williams said...

Not to be confused with LET THERE BE GIN!! (I couldn't resist)

Laurie said...

Okay, now I have Begin the Beguine stuck in my head!

Laurie said...

Oops, I posted before I finished my thought.

Which now I've forgotten.

Thanks for the kind words - and for the great song!

altadenahiker said...

You're hogging the nutroll.