The Red Season: Something Red: Sunday Stills


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At this time of year red is the colour that everyone associates with Christmas. Elves have at least some red in their costume.

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The man himself wears red. This was Muffin’s first time seeing Santa and like any little toddler she was petrified. Bundy took his last Christmas visit to Santa in his stride.

muffin and marley

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This year Muffin didn’t worry about Santa and Marley also just accepted the man in red as another new experience he has had since coming to live with us.


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The man in red is probably more sought after by children because they quickly learn that  Santa has a sack on his back that always yields something.

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And when Santa is not available and the masked masquerader takes over the present giving, even they wear red.


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as do our bushes and


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trees – paricularly the poinciana (flame tree).


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In non christian countries at this time of year red will still be seen.

I hope everyone has a Happy Christmas or Happy Holiday and May peace find us all in the coming year.

Thank you to Terri who hosts Sunday Stills.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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2 Responses to The Red Season: Something Red: Sunday Stills

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ti you, Irene! Your reds are beautiful, and the Santas are charming! Why is it that all toddlers are so terrified of Santa? Glad you joined us for a fun season of Sunday Stills!

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