Red rose leaves, red shirt and a mop of red hair.... adorable! (Norfolk Botanical Garden)
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"Of course, part of the problem with redheads is that there aren't enough of them. They make up just two percent of the population. So they're pretty extraordinary. Redheads are too numerous to be ignored, too rare to be accepted."It was a beautiful spring day, not too cold, not too hot and with a breeze off the bay that was perfect. Norfolk Botanical Garden is situated right on the bay and next to the airport. This little fellow was exploring the rose garden. It was April and while the rose bushes have sprouted their growth of new stems and leaves, the buds won't begin forming until early May and the blooms will break forth in late May to early June. This part of the garden is perfect for weddings... a little babbling fountain in one area, steps leading up a stone wall structure to an elevated patio where a stringed quartet can play soft music. Climbing roses cover the wall in June. But in April, only the red leaves and promises of flowers to come are here. Still, this young fellow runs down the open isles between the bushes and splashes his hands in the small bubbling fountain and has his mom chasing him all over the place. He is a blur... a redhead in motion, caught only by a fast shutter speed in the bright sunlight. He is running. He is laughing out loud. He is enjoying life to the fullest.
~ Grant McCracken (anthropologist)
And later, his mom will put this tired, sleepy little redhead to bed and sigh happily.
It's another Ruby Tuesday.
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