I love red — I really, really do — so I thought when I saw this week’s Ten on Tuesday topic, that this would be an easy one. Hmmm . . . not the slam dunk I thought it would be!

1. Strawberries — I love them on their own, dipped in chocolate, on shortcake with whipped cream, in a smoothie — you name it, I love them

2. My Levenger red leather “briefbag” — my celebratory purchase and treat for myself when I was hired at my current position

3. My wonderful little red ’09 Prius — I hope to coddle it so it lasts forever

4. My blinged-out St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap — I love wearing it when I go to a Cards game with my daughter

5. Watermelon — if I could get fresh strawberries (see #1) and watermelon all year round, I’d be ecstatic

6. My nice little red umbrella that I’ve had for years and never really used much or appreciated until I arrived in England a month ago 🙂

7. The super-soft red sweater I found on sale earlier this winter

8.  Cherry and grape tomatoes — love them fresh off the vine

9. Male cardinals (the birds) — I especially love to see their bright red against a backdrop of snow in the winter

10. Dorothy’s ruby slippers