Photo Challenges

Red Things and Exploding Brains

Today is the last day of February, aka the day we post things for P.J.’s monthly photo challenge. It is also the last day of Nicky’s (I keep saying I had nothing to do with it, but no one believes me) 28 Day Writing Challenge and today’s prompt for that is “And Then My Brain Exploded“.  Sure, why not kill 2 birds with one stone.

So I’ll link up to both challenges today.

This month’s theme is Red which sort of fits in with the whole brain exploding thing. OMG. * brain explodes *

Ok. Here are a bunch of red things:

Red graffiti in some alleyway. I wonder whose turf I’m on. Am I in trouble? If I hang around long enough, will I find trouble? Maybe it’s not even gang related. Can you figure out what it says? I cannot. It might have been easier if I had fit the entire graffiti in the shot:
graffiti red montreal

Red staircase – classic twisty Montreal staircase. In red!
red-staircase-montrealRed doorway – Gotta love the mustard yellow framing on this one. It’s so yellowy that the red looks orange against it. Lots of sun will do that too.


Red berries frozen in winter’s icy grip. Oh, Winter and your frozen tundra-y ways.

A red car – Get this: Yesterday, I decided that I’d go skiing this morning. So I reserved a car from Enterprise. As I’m heading over to the rental office, I think to myself, “it would be cool if I got a red car just so that I’ll have something for photo #5…” Well guess what? I ended up with a red car and that’s when my brain exploded. I also got unlimited mileage, and a car with Ontario plates.  Look how shiny it is:

red car montreal

So the writing challenge is done and we’re done for another month of photos. Go have a look at what everyone else posted or wrote.

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  • Lisa

    I really love all your finds this month. I stared at the graffiti, but can’t make out all the letters. The staircase and door….excellent!

  • Sorry, I can’t read graffiti either, but I love the pics, especially the past and present frozen berries.

  • That red shiny car looks really good on you! Thanks for your always charming contributions! You rock, Mike!

  • Cadeaux

    From first sight, I thought it said “BOOBS”.

  • I love the red staircase! The shiny red car looks a little bit like ours and I think I see an i and an s in the graffiti.

  • Those are stunning photos…. I love the graffiti… I really see that as art.

  • fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.

  • ReformingGeek

    I love the red staircase and the red door! Nice job.

  • Great photos as ever, Mike. Love the staircase. It’s just so…je ne sais quoi.

  • I love that “I know. What’s up with the Ontario plates?” that appears when my mouse is in exactly the right place on that last photo. Supah!

  • Your photos are always so interesting. Love the staircase and the door.

  • I love the photos of the staircase and the door, that’s some great thinking right there.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I love the shot of the door most. It’s very cheerful, partially offsetting the general sense of misery that overwhelms me daily.

  • The graffiti one does kinda look like an exploded brain.

  • GeoKs

    Lots of red and white in these photos…very appropriate for Montreal(?). Anyhow, enjoyed the photos but hated the sight of all that snow as it’s a reminder of what we’re heading home to in just a few more days. Hope your skiing was awesome!

  • Paul Myers

    Your shot of the staircase is interesting. From the angle you took it from, it appears as if the staircase gets narrower and narrower, making it very difficult to exit out of the bottom of the staircase.

  • MalisaHargrove

    I am really drawn to that photo of the red and mustard color door. Makes me want to walk right in that house. Think I would get shot? I also like the graffiti shot. I once tried to find someone to graffiti a backdrop for me and couldn’t find anyone who didn’t want to charge an arm and a leg. Where’s a good tagger when you need one?

  • Kathy

    These are great photos! My favourites are the stairs, the berries as well as the graphitti. Growing up in Montreal myself it was great to see your photos. Nice take on RED for this challenge.

  • Kathy L

    These are great photos! My favourites are the stairs, the berries as
    well as the graphitti. Growing up in Montreal myself it was great to see
    your photos. Nice take on RED for this challenge.

  • jo W

    another fabulous set of photos from Montreal … wonderful!!! love that door and those stairs!!!

  • Nice job this month with the photo theme, Mike. I really liked the berries. All were nice. And there goes the brain!

  • Mike Davis

    Finally catching back up. I love the door. So bright!


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