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Ruby Tuesday – The In-A-Pinch Edition. June 29, 2010

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Well, it’s been busy hereabouts, so I’m bustin’ out a shot from last week, a bit of a dullard, but still, there’s a subtle Rubiliciousness to it:

The gatehouse at a reservoir in Williamstown, round about sundown.

Sorry for the photographic paucity, but if I left you Jonesin’ for more, visit Mary over at Work of the Poet.

Ruby Tuesday – Man And Nature. June 14, 2010

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“Man” being the culturally reflexive form of the more accurate and respectful “Human,” for which I herein apologize.  I wasn’t reared “PC,” and carry some of the remnants of that to this day.

Anyway, here’s a shot from what we these days refer to as “civilization:”

A fire hydrant:

…here hiding high above some sorta sage.

And a Rugosa rose, growing wild at roadside up in Windsor:

Different on the palette, yet both Rubilicious!

Thanks to Mary over at The Work of the Poet for this lovely meme!

From The Bridge Of Flowers… May 13, 2010

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…a pair of Gerbera Daisies, odd little beauties with three inch blossoms on four inch stems:

…and:

That last one’s my favorite; the damage from last night’s freeze only makes this photo more real to me, its irregularities and imperfections bringing it on home.

Probably should have saved these for Ruby Tuesday, but there’s something to be said about timeliness, and there’s always another Red Thing just around the corner.

😉

Ruby Tuesday – Gettin’ Down! May 3, 2010

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Down on my belly, that is, an inch from my subject, a fragile patch of woodland lichen, here dressed in its fertile finery and lookin’ Rubilicious:

This one’s courtesy of Ziggy, my Sigma 50mm macro friend, and Mary over at Work of the Poet, who brings us this weekly meme.

Thanks, Grrrl!

Ruby Tuesday – 1930 Ford Roadster. April 26, 2010

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Rebuilt by Mel in Bernardston, MA:

Pristine 302, four-on-the-floor, hauls ass.  $30K or B.O.

This was the most Rubylicious thing which crossed my path this week, and so gets a free trip to Work of the Poet, where Mary “The Teach” hosts this colorful meme.

Ruby Tuesday – The YARB* Edition! April 19, 2010

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*Yet Another Red Barn.

So it’s Spring, the sun rises earlier, sets later and achieves greater heights.

And it casts stellar shadows, like this one on a Rubilicious local barn:

I know, “Ho-hum.”  But this is New England, Home of the Ho-Hum, and it’s what I got.

For more inspired renditions of Ruby Tuesday, visit Mary over at Work of the Poet.

😉

Ruby Tuesday – Back At The Falls. March 29, 2010

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It’s officially Spring, and the Deerfield River is cresting the dam at Salmon Falls, down in the center of the village of Shelburne Falls, MA.  It’s a mesmerizing sight, sonically overwhelming and totally humbling to a mere mortal:

The glassblower’s shop provides just enough rubiliciousness to allow me to sneak this one into this meme.

Farther up the hill, the Shelburne Free Public Library radiates yet more Ruby into the cosmos:

The Falls may have been taking liberties with “the ruby thing,” but this one hits that nail more squarely on the head.  🙂

For more Random Rubiage visit Mary over at Work of the Poet!

Ruby Tuesay – A Homestead In The Hills. February 23, 2010

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Another farm, this one stately:

…and their working barn, the nightly resting place of all sorts of farm critters:

…on a greyscale February day, but still having their Ruby on.

Visit Mary over at Work of the Poet for more of The Ruby.

Ruby Tuesday: Reflections On My Country. February 15, 2010

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I’m an old fart.

I was reared as a God-fearing American, a uniform-wearing Boy Scout, an “A” student.

But that was then, and this is now, and over the intervening decades I’ve come to understand things differently, to view history with a skeptical eye.  I’m no longer willing to give a “pass” to the actions of my government when such actions are in contravention to the tenets of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, nor to defend it when it acts outside of international law.

On a recent trip through New Hampshire, I snapped this photo in the little town of Wentworth:

…with obvious Ruby relevance.

But the relative geometry of the shot raised questions in my mind.  What was the moral hierarchy in this scene, a public expression of purpose and passions in the quiet hills where people “Live Free or Die?” Was it the dominance of our military might?  Was it the iconography of our religious institutions?

Or was it the half-mast manifestation of the hell and havoc wrought by our hegemony, and the loss of life which is the inevitable outcome of our actions?

This scene inspired me to ask that question.

Sorry to not be the usual Ruby Tuesday fare, but it’s  the reddest thing I have.

For lighter renditions of a Ruby Tuesday (and there are many,) visit Mary over at Work of the Poet.

And have a good night.

Ralph

Ruby Tuesday – A Suspicious Barn. February 8, 2010

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A big red barn glares suspiciously at a pair of ominously leaning silos:

Kind of a lightweight entry into the Ruby Tuesday meme, but that’s what I have this week.

For more compelling examples of Ruby in our daily lives, visit Mary over at Work of the Poet.