Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Ruby Tuesday



It's Ruby Tuesday again!
And I've got something you might find interesting. Take a look at the following pictures of Golden Pond in Crocheron Park, Bayside, N.Y. :

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(I purposely obscured the writing on the sign)

So what are those RED thingys in the pictures? When I visited the pond last week that was the first question I asked myself. My first guess was wrong. The signage around the park says what they are and what they are used for.

Would you like to guess?

Okay, so sign Mr. Linky and leave your answer in a comment. Then go and visit all the other wonderful participants in Ruby Tuesday!

I'll tell you in the afternoon on Tuesday what they are.

UPDATE:

The RED thingies are ladders that are used to save people if they break through the ice. The ladders are slid along the ice from the shore, the person in the water grabs a hold, and they are dragged out. A lot of you guessed what they were right away. I thought at first they were ladders to do pruning on the trees... STOP laughing!!
theteach


74 comments:

Mojo said...

What is it that you and Mr. Linky can't get along? I swear I'm gonna have to send you two to counseling!

I have no clue what the red thingies might be. My first guess would be a call box or a trail map (two entirely different things, but that's what they look like). I'll check back to see if I was close. Meanwhile, I'll leave you with this improvised linky:
Ruby Tuesday #28: Bombs Bursting in Air

Yen said...

Mine is posted up!:) I'll be back for Mr. Linky too!

http://yennygirl.com/?p=4787

ilanadavita said...

They look like ladders but who would need a ladder near a pond?
I can't see Mr Linky.
My post is here:
http://ilanadavita.wordpress.com/2009/03/02/multifunctional-post/

Mojo said...

I was looking at the wrong thingies. But I don't have to guess. (I cheated. Of course, it's not really cheating... just using the information available to solve the problem. All the same I won't give it away here... let the others have their fun too.)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm guessing they are NOT ladders because I suspect that's what you thought they were. Hmmm. Are they for rescuing people who fall into the water? The person on shore reaches out as far as possible with the red thingy then pulls the victim in?

Felisol said...

Dear teach Mary,
If the Americans think like Norwegians, the ladder is for saving people who have fallen through the ice.
In my neighborhood I know of at least three ladders and lifewests place near small ponds.
from Felisol

Robin said...

Is it a rescue ladder?

♥ Kathy said...

I think it's some sort of rescue ladder too..maybe if the pond freezes? For some reason I can see people laying across some sort of ladder on ice to rescue someone..

DaviMack said...

Neat, if it's a rescue ladder. It reminds me of this picture which is of a place where there's supposed to be a life-preserver (one of those donut things), but it's gone, leaving just the place to put it, and the stencilled in cow.

A Ruby Tuesday post will be up here 'round about midnight, GMT time (London, Dublin, and Glasgow, where we live).

Rose said...

I have no idea what they are....will be back to see.

Leora said...

Hmmm. Rescue ladders makes sense. I found something about Boss Tweed and the Secret Haunting of Crocheron Park.

And you are high up in Google searches, Mary. ;-)

Mo said...

My guess is also a rescue ladder for someone who has fallen through the ice.
My RT post will be up on Tuesday morning!

Jientje said...

I have no idea, but you made me very curious!!

Ralph said...

When we lived at 42nd Avenue, we used to go to Crocheron Park for picnics. I didn't look this up, but isn't the park around Francis Lewis Blvd. and the Grand Central Parkway? I am guessing, but the mention of Crocheron brings me back quite aways to our '58 Ford Ranch Wagon and picnic lunches...

Pia K said...

Very springish looking, can't wait until we can have walks like that here to, this side of the much bigger pond:)

My post is here
http://piaks.blogspot.com/2009/03/prunella-snow-explorer.html

Thanks for hosting.

ramblingwoods.com said...

No Mr. Linky....Is that some emergency thing.....Mine is up too...

Rambling Woods

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Hmmmm . . . bike racks?

Carletta said...

I don't think they look sturdy enough to use as a rescue ladder - maybe for ducks or wildlife.

You certainly have us thinking Mary!

Patti said...

Hi Mary,
My first thought was that they are rescue ladders in case someone falls into the pond. Looks like a few other folks thought so too!

Becky and Gary said...

I had the same idea that they are rescue ladders when the water is frozen? ?
Good choice anyway for RT. Have a happy day.
B&G

Dora said...

To climb up the trees? ;p

Happy RT.

Angela said...

I'm guessing it's a ladder for ducks to get a better view of the pond. ;)

Angela said...

Oh but I cheated and looked at the large version of the second photo to read the words there. It could save a life!

Shinade said...

LOL...Mojo...that's funny. Sorry Teach but it is.

I think the special things are ladders.

I see red ladders. How fun and I hope I am correct.

I also hope that my entry today is okay with you Mary.

I just had to use my blooms from my pear tree...but, there is red in the center.

Also I attached a post relating to a what I think is a very worthy cause.

But, I added a disclaimer at the bottom that in no way were you are this project affiliated.

I hope I don't get in trouble. Because we don't have any apple trees with fruit yet.

Seriously I do so hope it is okay that I combined the two.
Jackie:-)

Well I see by EG's response I have been obvious with my guesses. but, I am sticking with the ladders anyway!!

napaboaniya said...

Looks like barracks/dividers of some sort to me :P
I'll be back later to check out the answers if I have internet access :P *lol*

ROSIDAH said...

I also vote for the rescue ladder. Can't wait to find out what it actually is... Have a nice day, everyone :)

Tink *~*~* said...

I bet if the pond freezes, and someone decides to fall through the ice, those red ladder thingies are supposed to be used to fish them out!

I'm writing this before reading everyone else so I'm not tempted to change my guess.

Tink *~*~*
NOW PLAYING at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* :
Strolling EPCOT’s World Showcase at Walt Disney World

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Something for safety and life saving.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I really don't have any idea what the ladders are for...

Eaton Bennett said...

Lovely photos Mary, and my guess is ladders...I have never seen anything like that around lakes here in Oz, so it is truly only a guess. Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Eaton Bennett said...

Ooops! my Ruby Tuesday is on

Silently Mine

Jeri said...

It looks like a ladder, but that would be too easy...I don't have a clue.

Louise said...

I don't know what the red things are, but like the pond.

Jeanne said...

Is it something to help disabled birds get to their nests?

Shinade said...

i like the bike rack guess. wow you stumped us this week!!:-)

storyteller said...

Pretty place ;--)
As for the red 'ladder like' thing ... I have no guess beyond what others have made, so I guess I'll check back tomorrow to see what it is ... if I remember ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Carletta said...

I forgot to mention that my post is on my photoblog this week.

Carletta’s Captures.

Kay said...

The last one looks like art but the others don’t… They look like ladders to help fish people or things out of the water… but that seems too obvious and silly. Unless they turn into bridges or some sort?

So I am going to go with a vague guess of ‘something not super useful that was donated by someone”

Because I have no idea.

Gattina said...

Felisol spoke it out ! A rescue ladder ! The parc looks so beautiful !

Columbo said...

Interesting posting, I loved the reds. Thanks for hosting each week, have a great Ruby Tuesday.

MyMaracas said...

Hmmm. Could they be ladders to reach for people who fall into the water?

Terri said...

My guess is they are for rescuing people who fall through the ice when it's frozen.

Is that THE Golden Pond? From the movie?

Mar said...

I have no idea and it's been amusing to read the comments. Why a ladder as a rescue device and not a ring??
Nice park anyways!!
My RT is posted here, happy Tuesday??

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Without reading anyone else's comment, my guess is that it's a lifesaving device. I'll be interested to see if that's the consensus.

You know, Mary, I grew up in Bayside and also lived in Flushing in the 70s. Bayside HS is the old stomping ground, you might say. Fun to see pix of that area.

Greyscale Territory said...

Stunning landscape.

Really have no idea what those red boxes are but I'll just guess they may be little boxes for tourist information pamphlets.

Rita said...

My post is up and it seems that we both spent time in the park recently. Have a good week

EastCoastLife said...

I guess they are rescue ladders. To save people who have fallen into the lake.

Ginger said...

I love Ruby Tuesdays! Thanks for hosting it. Great pictures this week, too.

the daily said...

nice shots

My entry for RT this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

Catherine said...

First, Mary, it's Red. So it's either something public to use in case of danger, or a thing to participate to Ruby Tuesday.
Second, I imagine since there are 2 handles at one extremity that it can be maintained from the ground and thrown to someone who is drowning.

I don't participate (I have nothing interesting in Red) today, I just take a glance and comment : )

Melli said...

My guess would be to rescue someone or something... OH! I bet if someone falls through ICE! ugh... but who would then want to walk out on it to to take the ladder... oy! I guess you do what ya do! And another HERO is born! That's all I can think of!

Emila Yusof said...

Hello!! I'm new here! I love red and stumbled your blog via Jackie (Shinade's) blog. I've posted mine: http://emilayusof.blogspot.com/2009/03/ruby-tuesday-red-rosebud.html

Emila Yusof said...

I've added you to my blogroll, yay!

Donna said...

Ahhhh...trail map? Mine's up :-)

Snoopygie said...

what a beautiful view!!!

Mary said...

Ladders to stretch out in the lake and rescue someone on broken ice?

Roger said...

Awesome Ruby Tuesday Mary mines up too! :D

Linnea W said...

Great pics; I was thinking rescue ladders too...Thanks for hosting again!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

wow Rt has grown great park shots I just love benches of any kind

Jess said...

Interesting...are they ladders?

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
Well, I guess I'll go along with everyone else and say they are ladders. But what they are for, I have no idea. Mine is posted. Have a great day!!

Sherrie

NicoleB in Hungary said...

I red the comments so I have a fair idea.
How cool :D!

Jew Wishes said...

Nice photos...and in a serene setting.

Bond said...

I see your guests are very intelligent and knew, before my arrival, that those are Ice rescue ladders...

bellamocha said...

Great pictures today, thank you!

I think the ladders are used for ice rescue...don't think it's for reaching fruit in those trees...

As for the other thing, I don't think those are red boxes. They look like the back of signs to me- with either trail maps or historical information, or laws about not letting your dog mess in the park on the front.

Am I close?! :)

My RT is up too. Have a good day everyone :)
Bella

Carletta said...

I showed my hubby and he says it is for rescue from falling in the ice. I had told him I didn't think they were heavy enough. He says they lay it down across the ice to crawl out and it helps distribute one's weight.
I don't know if he's right or not but it sounds good. :)

soulbrush said...

a ladder to reach avcross the pond when it freezes over...??? happy rt to you all.

Terry said...

Dear Mary T
Happy Ruby Tuesday!
Not sure if it is proper but I did try to get a little bit of red in my post.
If I could of gone to the Sunday School treat this year instead of having to stay home sick, I would of, seeing as I know about Ruby Tuesday this year, well I would have really concentrated on my reds!........Love Terry

Digital Polaroids said...

I hope you like the "touch" I gave to my picture.

Kitchenmaus said...

I am late for posting this week! :D

My guess is that it says trash is forbidden! :D

ces said...

hmmm...what is it? no idea at all!lol! mine is up!:)

Taj_maan said...

My first post!

I wouldn't guess...or maybe a warning that says no fishing ;) Thanks for this lovely meme.

Arlene said...

Hi Mary, you have beautiful photos in here. The place looks nice for relaxation.

My entry this week are photos with lil red so i hope you can drop by and peep. It's from the place where the National Hero of the Philippines was exiled before he was put to death because of nationalism.

Happy Tuesday to all!

Elle said...

Did this event last week, but missed the Mr. Linky thing...sorry. Fun thing to do on a Tuesday.