Peeking through a canopy of summer trees, mingling in the golden hues of Autumn or, best of all, like a beacon on a snowy vista, red roofs proclaim ‘Here we Humans Be!’…working the land, lighting the home fires, living a life.
They seem so hopeful to me.
I love their exuberance and bold punctuation of the landscape.
You might say red roofs (like my husband and that silly old ‘spell check’) but I still say ‘rooves’. I know it’s old-fashioned, but I say my way is right (there’s a shocker ) because it’s my blog and I’m the Official Red Roof Spotter.
I took these photos out of the car window, driving through Iceland last week. Such amazing scenery there!
Not a great ‘Waterlogue’ example but a reminder to use this App again, lest you’ve forgotten about it, like me. A friend staying at another friend’s home recently sent a lovely Waterlogue ‘painting’ of the house in her thank you note.
A red roofed cabin across and down the river from us in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Roadside Cottage c1889, by 19th century artist Dennis Miller Bunker
The red tile roofs of Galle, Sri Lanka (taken from the roof of the Amangalla hotel. Sigh)
From the beautiful book “Country” by Jasper Conran
Downton Reykjavik. Look at the beautiful old glass in the windows and door.
“Fat House” by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm
I do love a slimming house.
And, lastly, this post wouldn’t be complete without including my favourite red roofed house
The home of Karen Blixen. Stills from the film “Out of Africa”
PS. Speaking of seeing red, I’ve been waiting several weeks now for, amongst other things, resolution regarding the issue of separating “Daily Paley’s” from regular post email alerts. Ideally, subscribers should receive an email for regular posts only, not D.P’s. Unfortunately, the ‘professional’ I hired to help with my re-design, despite initial (read: before final payment) assurances to the contrary, turned out to be anything but. A most frustrating outcome and the reason I haven’t been posting “D.P”‘s as planned. I’ve also been waiting for a promised handbook to help navigate through my ‘new’ design since July 2nd. I can tolerate many things ( I’m not good with confrontation) but unethical behaviour and rudeness? Not on that list. I guess more fool me for blindly trusting this person instead of getting references. I’ve read of many disappointing website design experiences over the 5 years I’ve been writing S.P. Fellow bloggers, I now feel your pain!
In any case, please bear with me if you receive D.P. email alerts for just a while longer until I sort this out.
Lastly, to end on a POSITIVE note, Cheers to all the people in the world who take pride in what they do. Like “Francisco from San Francisco” at Jet Blue Air, who helped me recover my lost luggage (and sanity) this week… and I wasn’t even flying with Jet Blue!!
(PPS. Icelandic Air did not lose my luggage either. An American carrier did. Not to mention any names)
Have a lovely week!!