September is the month of lushness – all the fruits and vegetables are ripe and deep in color. So this month’s color is the most forceful of colors: red.

For the uninitiated, the idea here is to come up with ways to evoke red without mentioning the color itself because one of the challenges in writing effective descriptions is getting the color just right. Each month on this blog we work on one color, so far we’ve done green, pink, blue, and yellow. So help me here to come up with nouns and adjectives that bring red to mind. There should be a plethora but I can’t think of them all:

beet
blood

burgundy
candy apple
cherry
cranberry
fire engine
garnet
merlot
pomegranate
ruby
strawberry
tomato