Monday, October 27, 2008

Ruby Tuesday



These are photos of the very last blooms of summer. I found the zinnias in my neighbor's front garden. You'll notice in the second photo the zinnia on the right is fading. The celosia in the bottom photo were sunning just outside the Administrative Building on the college campus where I teach.






I wish everyone a HAPPY RUBY TUESDAY!

Have fun posting anything red you like.
And don't forget to visit the other participants - they love to have visitors, just as you do!



Oh and it just occurred to me... in a couple of weeks we'll start to post RED for the holidays! Oh boy, that's gonna be fun!

Also Sepia Scenes posts at 5 o'clock EST on Wednesday evening for Thursday.

theteach



68 comments:

ellen b said...

Mary! A couple weeks to Christmas!! You are scaring me :0)
It will be fun to have so much material leading up to Christmas. Love your late blooms. I'm doing some more harvest this week...

Yen said...

Beautiful Mary! Love the first shot:)

Mine is up HERE

Lois Grebowski said...

I love Zinnias

marcia@joyismygoal said...

wow what beautiful red flowers and of course the are the best colors

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks like these gardens are going out in style. I can still find a few blooms in my neighbourhood but nothing that's in this good shape.

Felisol said...

Dear teach Mary,
I love both the Zinnias,(Georgine, I think we call them), and the Celosia.
What I wonder, after having followed your blogging for a while, is ; when do you get time to teach? Or eat Or take those wonderful pictures?

I might get a tiny bit envious if it was not for the fact, you are making me and one hundred fellow bloggers so happy and inspired!

Happy Ruby Tuesday to you
from Felisol

Hildegarde said...

Red for the holidays, I really look forward to that !!

Mojo said...

Wow, those are stunning! I don't have flowers this week, I was tyring to do something seaosnal all week. But the Halloween theme in red was just a little too gruesome (and obvious), sooo
on a multi-cultural note...
Ruby Tuesday #10 - Special Diwali Edition: "Lakshmi"

Sanni @ Life... said...

Beautiful photos, Mary. I also love your new Header graphic.

A few weeks until christmas... YAY - my favorite holiday.

Today's RT entry might scare some people. It's a Halloween edition :-)

Judi~Gmj said...

Now that last one is RED! I cheat when I want a flower, I figure that is why they have blooms in the stores. :D

Queen-Size funny bone said...

i want to keep all the bright colors of summer.

Patti said...

Beautiful zinnia photos, Mary!

I can't believe I'm so early this week.

Christmas?!?! not yet, pleeeeeez

Happy Ruby Tuesday

Pia K said...

Lovely flowers, my zinnias are still in bloom too strangely enough.

Jientje said...

The LAST blooms of summer, and soon we will be posting red for the holidays! How time flies! Great pictures Mary! Mine are up now too!

Paz said...

Beautiful flowers, even if some are fading.

Paz

me ann my camera said...

The red flowers look so beautifully healthy and red for this time of year. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Tere {Blessings in Life} said...

Such lovely flowers Mary! I liked the celosias most! It's the first time I've seen those kind of flowers.

Happy Tuesday!

Babs (Beetle) said...

Beautiful colours!
I so miss all my lovely big Dahlias I had in my previous garden.

Napa said...

I'm no good with names of flowers, they're beautiful and in perfect rubies shade :)
Happy Ruby Tuesday Mary :)

Angela said...

Gotta love the flowers while they're still here! We've had frost already, so most everything is gone :(. I finally posted a Halloween pic this week.

~Just Me~ said...

Oh Beautiful Shots!!!!

Dora said...

So many nice red flowers. ;)

Wanna try my Laksa Lemak Tuna Noodles?

Ralph said...

The flowers are beautiful. Alas, it is getting cold in the Northeast and shots like this remind me of warm weather...which is fleeting as winter cannot be too far behind

Bond said...

Beautiful!

Kerslyn's Comfort Zone said...

Beautiful Zinnias and Celosia, Teacher Mary. I think my first time to see red Zinnia. I usually see orange, peach, pink, yellow and white ones. With regards to Celiosa, my Aunt grew lots of them when I was young but we don't know it's name.

crazy working mom said...

Those are beautiful!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I love the first photo! It's nice to see all these happy flowers when everything here is quickly bald.

Karen of the MomDot Street Team
www.MomDot.com

EastCoastLife said...

Lovely red flowers! I saw many red blooms at the Deepavali carnival. Red is an auspicious colour for Asians.

Glad there wasn't any gruesome Halloween post. :)

spiCes said...

love the reds on those blooms! simply vibrant:)

Tink *~*~* said...

Celosia are like these beautiful spears of flame in the garden. I used to grow them when I lived on Long Island. And your zinnias - I am so impressed that they are stilling hanging in there!

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

MyMaracas said...

What gorgeous red flowers! We had our first snow tonight. No more blossoms for us until next year.

I took a longing look back at the summertime too.

Snowbird said...

Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous. Red is my favorite color and I love flowers so when I see red flowers, wow!

Drowsey Monkey said...

Those are gorgeous!

Gattina said...

Beautiful ! Here the Chrysants are blooming now ! I put three pots at the front of the house and 3 on the patio. With this sad weather some colors are nice !

Ken said...

Those dahlias are incredible!!!

haleyhughes said...

Gorgeous color. It's so nice to see flowers still in bloom.

Picturing of Life said...

beautiful flowers

Mine in HERE. Hope you have time to visit also. Thanks

Kay said...

You always have such pretty photos! I, on the other hand, have to rely on snark. Thanks for visiting me the other day… and guess what! My Ruby Tuesday is up!!

:)

Greyscale Territory said...

Such beautiful red flowers! Strange, I too chose a red flower this time for a change of pace!

Robin said...

What beautiful red flowers. How interesting that the zinnias fade like that.

Mar said...

Ohhhhh, beautiful, beautiful!! since Halloween is not much of a tradition in Spain, the shops already have Xmas decorations (and goodies) out!

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Dirk said...

Lovely pics of this special flower. I'm happy to join R-T again, looking forward for more red pictures.

Cherie said...

What beautiful flowers! :)

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

Beautiful flowers! My post this week has ruby red flowers too! ;) Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Heidi Jo the Artist
http://swirlsofcreativity.etsy.com
http://swirlsofcreativity.blogspot.com

Becky and Gary said...

Such beautiful flowers. Ours are all gone except for a few Panseys.
Happy RT.
Can't wait for the Holidays!

Terry said...

Dear Mary T
Most of our flowers in Welland are gone.
The cold snaps have been coming and taking our flowers and that is why I was so pleased to see that first flower here as your blog came into view!
They are all so pretty!
Felisol is right. You are making a lot of happy people with your Ruby Tuesdays!
I must say though that I really love the blue background you have this week with all of your students' names written on them Teach!..Ha!!..Love Terry

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Mary, Yes... the Fall trees and flowers are fading out too quickly!!I have a few pictures of both of these things on my post today..Enjoy your day and thanks for being our host.. Hugs, Baba

CharmaineZoe said...

Great colour on such a cheery flower, it really brightens ones day. Scarey to think Halloween will soon be over and then it'll be Christmas before we know it!
Have a great Ruby Tuesday :-)

Melli said...

Well THOSE are just gorgeous! We have nothing that bright around HERE anymore!

splummer said...

Hi!
Your flowers are beautiful! We haven't got any pretty flowers still blooming here. We a freeze warning last night. My Ruby Tuesday is posted here:
SHERRIE'S STUFF: RUBY TUESDAY
Take Care!!

Sherrie

Dianne said...

Holiday red is coming! OY! ;)

those last flowers, the colosia, are so amazing!!

Carletta said...

Mary these are beautiful! I love them!
Christmas - can it be - time is flying.

mark's tails said...

Beautiful flowers! Happy RT.

arlene said...

Beautiful!

Happy Red Tuesday!

Mine is a red food! yummy for anyone who loves fresh red meat. :)

Askew To You said...

I love your garden shots today, Mary. And your new header is lovely, too.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Great end of the season flowers, mary.

Chikai said...

still tuesday in my part of the woods! ;) check out my entry HERE!

Leora said...

Mary, I got inspired by the snow in Central New Jersey. Is it snowing in New York?

Love the red flowers. Always a pleasure.

Sara Chapman said...

Hi Mary,

I hate to tell you, but these are dahlias, not zinnias. But still beautiful, no? And I love the new color scheme. Nice!

I've posted a rainy fall apple. Come see if you have time.

Jan said...

Beautiful, Mary, I'm glad you captured them before they faded away.

shaker said...

Always a pleasure !

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

I'm late this week -- but in my defense, it's still mid-morning on Tuesday here in Hawaii!

I have a Halloween special this week. Happy Halloween, everyone.

Mary -- love those zinnias and celosia. Great find.

Shinade said...

Wow I found this over at Haley's and I think it's great.

And I love your pictures!! I love Zinnias anyway. I have them every where. Mine are already gone by for the year.

I don't know the rules or what theme we follow to join.

Could you please email me at sunshinezdelight@yahoo.com and tell me what and how to get started?

Thank you very much!!:-))))

mirage2g said...

Those are certainly beautiful blooms!!! I wont be missing much of the flowers as they are asleep now, so Im enjoying them from your post!

Enjoy the week!

byhisgracealone said...

beautiful flowers...
mine is late...but posted

blessings
donna

Cindy said...

wow- those are some brilliant reds!

Julie said...

Very very pretty! I love Ruby Tuesday....I'll get back in the swing of things soon!

JunieRose2005 said...

Great RED pics again!

I got a little something up too!


Junie