Sunday, January 9, 2011

a little rusty


I have to admit I am a sucker for rusty colored hair, the way it catches the light and glimmers in the sun.  It helps that I have three of them at home!  I am especially happy when a little bed head (not the the product, just the literal sleeping in bed) is added to the mix to add some pizazz.  My question is why they are called red heads, looks more orange to me :)

I love the rusty tones that Justine Gordon captured of this beautiful horse.

Thank you always for sharing your beautiful pictures, it is so much fun musing with all of you!  Until next time.

April of april's 365

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untitled by justine gordon

17 comments:

Rosie said...

So beautiful - I love rusty coloured, too! So great details on both photos and I love Justine's angle!

urban muser said...

I love this interpretation. My 8 year old nephew has amazing orange hair too!

justine said...

thank you so much for including my shot and I absolutely love your photograph!

Oliag said...

I always loved that color of hair! Beautiful shots!

lucy said...

if i do say so myself (on behalf of me, my sisters, my daughter, my nephews....) redheads ROCK! and that includes horses, cats, dogs, woodpeckers, etc. :) love your ode to gingers.

RubyT said...
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RubyT said...

[sorry, weird posting issues]

My sons and I are redheads of Scandinavian descent, and so I happen to know the answer to this question. Way back when, the Viking countries did not distinguish between red and orange as separate colors. Which is why hair we now see as orange is called red.

Also, I learned from a genetic counselor that the red hair and the pale skin are actually two separate mutations. Blonde/brown/black hair are all related (think BCBC or CCBB or CBBC), whereas red hair is completely different (e.g., ADAD). Though the pale skin that can't tan almost always comes with the red hair, it doesn't always, because it is a separate mutation.

I love being a mutant. :D

mommarocks said...

<3

tara said...

me too -- i really wanted a red-headed doggie. he turned about more apricot and turns out i like that, too.

And Miles To Go... said...

wonderful shots--I am a HUGE fan of red hair!

Anna said...

Red, orange, or rust, it's all striking! Great captures.

Jamie said...

Beautiful

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Fantastic pairing!! Our family has the redheads, the strawberry blondes, and the freckles to match.

mosey said...

What a great pairing, April. Stunning.

Kirstin said...

How fabulous, April! What a great pairing!

Roberta said...

That calf photo is so adorable!

maureen said...

awwww, I love seeing photos of your sweet 'red' headed babies. And what a fabulous photo to pair it with.

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