Monday, November 03, 2008

Ruby Tuesday



Take a look at the colorful fire hydrants I found in a gated community out on Long Island. It's obvious someone has a sense of play and good humor. I thought they were perfect for Ruby Tuesday.

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I just love 'em!




It won't be long before we'll be posting for the HOLIDAYS. Right? I don't want to start too soon because then we'll get bored before the holidays actually get here. Of course there'll be an awful lot of stuff to post:


Santa Claus
Wreaths
Gifts and Presents
House Decorations
Holiday outfits
Decorated Christmas Trees
Candles
Menorahs
Dreidels
Kwanzaa decor
Holiday Books


In a couple of weeks it'll be Thanksgiving for U.S. Americans. Feel free to begin posting Thanksgiving decorations if there's some RED to show.

Don't forget to sign Mr. Linky and leave a comment. And please visit all the others that participate in our Ruby Tuesday meme!

theteach




62 comments:

Yen said...

Those fire hydrants are looking so cool! I love the different colors like caps:) And yup,me excited for the holidays! It won't be too long for sure:)

Have a great afternoon,Mary! Happy RT:)

mirage2g said...

One won't miss those fire hydrants if need be! Fun too that they have colorful hats! Liek the boyscouts!

Happy Red Tuesday!

Mojo said...

Shh... Do not let The Tonka Unit see this post! I can't afford to replace my computer right now!
This weeks offering is a little more conventional, but I like it anyway.

Ruby Tuesday #11: I Think I Canna

Ralph said...

I like the red hydrants, most of the ones around here are yellow. The red is the more classic color, and tjese are nice!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! When I was a little kid I used to study hydrants when our family travelled by car from town to town. I have NO IDEA why. ;-)

Ladynred said...

What a colorful fire hydrants reminds me of Bob the builder.hehe

ellen b said...

Those are great Mary! I'm always excited for the holidays because I get to spend them with my kids...
Have a great week..

~Just Me~ said...

Those are great shots, I here around here you can paint them any color as long as its not camouflage.

Happy RT!

Greyscale Territory said...

Those hydrants could pass as cartoon characters! What a find!

Patti said...

Very cool hydrants, Mary. I like them painted red.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Gmj said...

LOL, do they color code their dogs to match? Love this post.

byhisgracealone said...

those are awesome!

Angela said...

I love how they all have different colored tops! Do you think it means anything?//

Mommie Van said...

the hydrant looks so cute!:) oooh holidays, that means lots of reds! who knows i may spot Santa this year. hehehe

napaboaniya said...

Colored caps for the hydrants, definitely beats those plain full red ones we normally see.
Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I love this series of photos. It looks like they're wearing different-colored hard hats. Great angles too!

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Mags said...

My Ruby Red is posted early. :) I'm just so darned excited for tomorrow!!!

onangelwings said...

The hydrants here are all yellow. I miss seeing some good old red hydrants. Thanks for the fix.

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storyteller said...

How 'kewl' to find these red hydrants that seem to be wearing 'hard hats' ;--)

Mine Ruby Tuesday is up at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

Tink *~*~* said...

Those fireplugs look great! I wonder who the mad painter is?

There's a little Disney drama brewing over at my place.... °o°

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Carletta said...

Love the fire hydrants Mary! The first one with the orange top looks like a little guy wearing a hardhat!
Acutally they all remind me of that.

Tracey said...

I love how they all have different colored caps! So cool ;0)

Ken said...

I love love fire hydrant pictures. These are great! My Ruby Tuesday pic is http://www.chicagoexpat.com/?p=620

jennyL said...

Those are cute they look like a fireman with hats

MyMaracas said...

Great looking fire hydrants! They have so much more personality than our plain old yellow ones.

When we first moved here, all the hydrants had red metal flags on them, up on slender poles about 4 feet tall. Imagine my alarm when the neighbors told me the flags were there so the fire department could find the hydrants under the snow.

Drowsey Monkey said...

Very snazzy hats! :)

magiceye said...

brilliant!! loved them!!

Dora said...

Looks like firemen. Happy RT and have a great week!

Try my colourful vege dish:
http://dora2mond.blogspot.com/2008/11/stir-fried-vegetables-with-prawns.html#links

Island Rambles Blog said...

I am trying for the first time to do this meme, I got really mixed up and signed in on the wrong day I think...I will improve and do better next time, please excuse me.

Jim said...

Mary, I like your red fire hydrants. Ours are orange with green hats. Not good for RRtU.
Mine today? "Bus, de bus, de bus!"
..

Robin said...

How funny, I did a fire hydrant today too. Yours are a lot cuter though. Mine is sort of the ugly uncle who stayed out too late last night and didn't shave.

Kay said...

I love the hydrants! What a nifty idea. think the ones around here are yellow... but I don't actually know for sure.

I actually have flowers in my Ruby Tuesday this week... flowers and creepy stalker-ish shots as well... because, you know.. why not?

:)

Sara Chapman said...

Each of those hydrants is great. Good seeing! One of those city opportunities you have. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Sara Chapman said...

I have a comment about the new look of your website. I do like the way it looks, but now the links of the RT posters don't show a different color when they've been visited. Since it's almost impossible to visit everyone, it's really handy to know which ones you've been to lately, in case you forget, and I personally tend to forget a lot. Any chance that feature of a new color for visited links can return?

Thanks for all you do, Sara

Dianne said...

they look like little robots!! :)

that last one looks like it's wired to explode

EastCoastLife said...

These fire hydrants cause me to smile upon seeing them. Brighten up the streets. :)

My Ruby Red post doesn't show much of red colour but underlines the huge DANGER which is usually in red. :)

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Dirk said...

Lovely shots! The different caps are gorgeous.

Sara Chapman said...

One more comment from me: Don't they all three look like little guys with helmets?

cookie said...

such colorful fire hydrants :)

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Gattina said...

Good idea to paint them in different colors, lol !
Good luck today for the elections !!

Jientje said...

I love those, they're cute Mary! What a great idea!
I posted early, but I forgot to sign the mR Linky!! Aaargh!

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

These are Fabulous Fire Hydrants, haha. They look like they're wearing little hard hats.

I've done a very Peaceful Ruby Tuesday post this week.

Chikai said...

my first time to see red hydrants! ;)

mine's up... so LATE but as they say - better late than never! ;)

CharmaineZoe said...

Love these fire hydrants, the way they have been painted in different colours is great fun! Like you I am looking forward to Christmas (we don't celebrate Thanksgiving over here, although we do have Harvest Festival in September, albeit on a much smaller scale & not a national holiday :-) Although Thanksgiving looks like a lot of fun!

Happy Ruby Tuesday

splummer said...

Hi Mary,
I like your Ruby Tuesday. Those Fire Hydrants are really cute! I have gone a little outside the box this week with my post. Hope you don't mind. You can see it here:
SHERRIE'S STUFF: RUBY TUESDAY
Take Care!!

Sherrie

Pia K said...

Lovely looking fire hydrants, really cute with the different caps, they look like very small fellows going to work:)

Picturing of Life said...

cool shots

Mine Ruby post in HERE. Hope you have time to visit. Thanks.

Tiggerlane said...

Pretty fire hydrants! Makes me want to post mine in a week or so...thanks for letting me participate in my first Ruby Tuesday!

Melli said...

Awwww! They are little red men in hard-hats! I LOVE them!

Jan said...

Love these, very creative and a fab Ruby Tuesday.

Bond said...

My red today has a ton of white and blue with it

Cool hydrants!

ilanadavita said...

Another great edition of RT. Thanks Mary.

FCP said...

And they ARE perfect for today.
thanks for sharing,
Faye

nonizamboni said...

Just stopping by to wish you well today as we await the vote for hope. I'll be thinking about you tonight as we celebrate for Obama! (I hope)

Felisol said...

Dear teach Mary.
The only place in Norway one can find "American" fire hydrant, is my birthplace, Sauda.
The Union Carbide factory was set up in 1920, with a hospital, schools, park, houses for the workers..and these fire hydrants.
They were green with red "hats".

Now you've made me quite nostalgic with your photos. Thanks for lovely memories.
From Felisol

Raven said...

Those are nice - and all shiny and loved... like little tiny fire persons. I hope to get back to Ruby Tuesday and to try my hand at the Sepia post once return to sanity... or as close as I come.

Eve said...

Love your fire hydrants! I voted today, too!

spiCes said...

sometimes i just have to look twice at those hydrants, they look like little men in engineer's hats!lol!mine is up

Hallie said...

those are cool fire hydrants, ha ha. I never see any around here. come check out my Ruby Tuesday picture, thanks!

Terry said...

Dear Teach
I am a bit late in finishing my Ruby Tuesday.
I have dedicated it to Donna for her birthday and had to download so many pictures!!
See you next Tuesday Mary T..Love Terry

Terry said...

PS Mary T....Adi sure would love these fire hydrants!

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

Love the fun they had with the fire hydrants, the photos are great! Happy Ruby Tuesday a little late!

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