Monday, June 01, 2009

Ruby Tuesday



Hi everybody! It's Ruby Tuesday again. We had fun last week celebrating our year's anniversary. didn't we? I announced the winners of our prize giveaway and I've mailed the prizes to the winners.

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This is the stained glass window on either side of the entrance of Coe Hall at the Planting Fields on Long Island. I'm pretty sure it depicts Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Of course I took the shot for the colors especially the RED color. Gold chloride and selenium oxide are added to glass to get the RED colors.
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So now we begin our 2nd year of Ruby Tuesday.

Feel free to join us and to post a LOT of RED or a little bit. Don't forget to sign Mr. Linky, leave a comment and visit your fellow bloggers. We all love visitors! You know that!

I will be posting Ruby Tuesday at 2:00 PM EST to make it a little easier for our friends in other parts of the world to post at an earlier hour.


73 comments:

Hildegarde said...

And here we go for the second year ! A great piece of art that portrait in stained glass.

Robin said...

What a beautiful window. I love stained glass, and I love the way artists depicted all the sumptuous fabrics of the Elizabethan period, so this one is a double winner with me.

Thom said...

Excellent. I look forward to the 2nd year of Ruby Tuesday :)

Mojo said...

I'm pretty sure you're right about the identity of the lady. She doesn't look as dour as she usually does though. Guess the artist caught her in a good mood or something.

Great shot!

busy91 said...

Queen Elizabeth I is my fav queen. What a beautiful window.

Martha said...

Great stained glass photo of Queen Elizabeth I. Best Wishes to Year 2 of Ruby Tuesday!
Just linked up even though it's only 2 pm PT in LA! Thank you.

mamapippas said...

That's a 'window of art' and it's beautiful !

Leora said...

Certainly looks like Queen Elizabeth to me! Or maybe it looks like Cate Blanchett in the film Elizabeth?

A great beginning to Year II.

Ellie said...

I'll try the red too. Nothing like royal glass maker. I hope the Queen liked the window - I love it. My guess - in those time the artist may have been in trouble if she doesn't like it - and I don't mean a refund :)

Felisol said...

Dear teach Mary,
Love the stained glass picture. I'd go for Elisabeth 1 too.
Congratulations to the "winners" of year one.
Looking forward to tag along for one more year.
from Felisol

Ralph said...

That glass is great, Victoria looking omnipresent and far bigger than life. Henry VIII's heir is quite impressive!

Carletta said...

Hi Mary,
I've missed being a part of Ruby Tuesday. I've been away but glad to be back. I'm looking forward to a new year of all things red.
Love this window! A beautiful find.

Patti said...

I love to look at stained glass windows. This is a neat portrait of the Queen.

Happy to be starting Year Two with you! Thanks for everything, Mary.

Becky and Gary said...

Congrats to all the winners last week.
Lots of deep red color surrounding the Queen.
Lets hope year 2 is as succesful
B.

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I love looking at stained glass! It almost doesn't matter what the subject is.

Monica said...

When I first saw your photo, I was thinking you had recently been to England and took this photo there.

Very regal and beautiful. My mom used to make stained glass lamps, windows, etc and I remember red glass was difficult and expensive to get.

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

She's very regal, an apprpriate queen photo for you, the queen of red that you are. Thanks for great meme, and congratulations on beginning your second year.

Desert Songbird said...

Hey, I posted one this week!

napaboaniya said...

I had to giggle at Mojo's comment, I agree that most likely the painter caught her in a not so stern-self :P

Tink *~*~* said...

A little Fantasia, anyone?

Tink *~*~*
Dancing mushrooms from Disney’s Fantasia

onangelwings said...

Nice shot. My Ruby Tuesday is here.
http://reesspace.blogspot.com

Marites said...

very beautiful stained glass!! Queen Elizabeth is really elegant there. Am looking forward to 2nd year of Ruby Tuesday and am posting my 2nd entry now.

Marites said...

I can't find Mr. Linky here though...

Martha (FL) said...

Beautiful photo. I love stained glass!

Okay, so I don't see Mr. Linky, so here's my link, and I will go look for Mr Linky some more!

Ruby Tuesday

Dora said...

Happy RT!

Here's my entry for this week:
http://dora2mond.blogspot.com/2009/06/swensens-1-for-1-lunch-promotion.html#links

Rinkly Rimes said...

First time here, and, by coincidence, I've just celebrated my first blogging birthday too.


http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/06/little-red-coat.html

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Onward with the 2nd year...and many more to come!

My little Emily is the focus of our RT this week @ CrAzY Working Mom.com.

Hope you'll come take a look.

Phoenix said...

What a beautiful picture! I Hope you are having a wonderful week so far! :)

Phoenix said...

Sorry about the double link in the Mr Linky the first one is not working for some reason.

Nikki said...

Gorgeous window!

This is my first time playing Ruby Tuesday!

My Post

scart said...

a beautiful image of queen elizabeth. Great shot :)

Happy Tuesday!

chrome3d said...

Those old windows are so incredible with all their details and the time it must have taken to do. All the history just flies in front of me.

Askew To You said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Wonderful stained glass. Gorgeous!

Rita said...

So sorry that I missed out on the anniversary post. Best wishes to Mary and her meme.

Love the window. My husbands mother was an artist that created stained glass church windows for a living.

The amount of work that a window like this would have taken is astronomical. Hats off to the creator.

Maria Berg said...

Wonderful window - I hope I can go around to many churches this holiday to come, and look at teh window.

Have a nice week, MB Sweden.

THE Happy Memories said...

Happy anniversary Ms. Mary! That is such a beautiful window!

My creamy and yummy RT entry is up.

hip chick said...

That is a beautiful stained glass. Imagine the work that went into it.

Marie Reed said...

Mary! This stained glass window is absolutely phenomenal! I nlogged about Henry VIII today so I was especialy happy to see Lizzy 1!

Snoopygie said...

That's a nice window, great shot.

Leora said...

Uh, oh, that Mr. Linky is a real fuss-budget! He was here last night and now he's gone! Since I came to visit others, maybe some of you want to visit me:
Ruby Tuesday Parade Reds

SouthLakesMom said...

Lovely Elizabeth. What a woman!

Auntie E said...

Stained glass, How wonderful. i always love this art.So many details.
I did not see Mister Linky to link, so I linked this comment.

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful ruby glass window! I am so sorry that I have missed out your Anniversary last week, Mary. I was not feeling well. Thank you for hosting so many excellent memes, especially Ruby Tuesday. I really appreciate your great effort. It makes the Blogosphere a much more interesting place. Have a wonderful day :)

Ginger said...

Beautiful color of red in the stained glass art. Thanks again for creating Ruby Tuesday!

Eaton Bennett said...

That window is magnificent! Triple wow factor. The red glass is very rich in color and texture, great shot!

I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of that package...can't wait to plant the four leaf clover pack, I'm guessing that's what to do with it. Thank you, Mary. :))

Bond said...

Love that shot.

Dianne said...

I love stained glass and this is a wonderful work of art!

Sue said...

That is a beautiful stained glass window. Thanks for sharing.

storyteller said...

Lovely choice beautifully photographed!
Hugs and blessings,

~Carole said...

This is my first time joining Ruby Tuesday. My photo blog is new.

Thanks for hosting this! Beautiful window, by the way. And, congrats on what looks like a great first year.

Jew Wishes said...

What a lovely photo of a beautiful stained glass window.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

she is so regal

Melli said...

I looooove stained glass Mary! This one is beautiful! And you are just an encyclopedia of knowledge! :)

JunieRose2005 said...

Wow! Mary, THAT is very beautiful!

I have a red post up now! Come visit!

Junie

srp said...

I love stained glass... when we get our garden room addition on, it will have art stained glass accents in the cupola and in the door transoms... I can't wait!

Ivon said...

Beautiful window. I would guess it is breathtaking when the light shines through the stained glass. Thanks for sharing and hosting RT.

Jim said...

Mary, thank you again for doing RT. Even if I didn't win your prize last week I will still participate when I have the time.

Mrs. Jim and I like those Strawberry Fields right there in Central Park. Most every time we come to the park we go there.
We also visit the lake where Santa landed his sled one day in the movie, Elf.
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Stephanie V said...

Beautiful stained glass - so intricate.

Sherrie said...

Hi Mary,
Your Window is beautiful!!! Really looking forward to another year of Ruby Tuesday! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Amanda Guthrie said...

Gorgeous stained glass and such an unusual item to post Mary, I would love to see this up close!

Daryl said...

Great photo!

Nicole said...

Oh, I've missed the anniversary. Happy belated anniversary :D

That window is gorgeous!

Mariz said...

Beautiful work of art. I love stained glass and I love your shot!

Mo said...

What a cool stained glass portrait.
I was just at the Stained Glass Museum on Navy Pier in Chicago on Saturday, and didn't have my camera!
Mine is going up late, but it's still Tuesday in my neck of the woods for a few hours yet!

Terry said...

dear mary t....i will be back later...love terry

nonizamboni said...

I've always loved watching the sunlight stream through red stained glass. This is a magnificent window!

judi said...

I am soooo late. This stained glass is one of my favorites you have ever posted. judi

boliyou said...

Love this window! I'll have to find it to see for myself next time I'm on the Island.

Martha said...

I've posted mine and at the same time introduced a new trial photo meme for my 11 year old - hope that's ok :-)

Tere | Blessings in Life said...

I'm playing again. Happy RT!

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the brilliant colors in the stained glass. Thanks for sharing.

Travis said...

Love that stained glass!

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