Monday, November 16, 2009

Ruby Tuesday



Hi, my friends, it's Ruby Tuesday again! Here are a couple of photos I took this week.


Seagate
Gloria Pelkey

I've had this watercolor in my bathroom for many years and it's only recently that I realized it was a picture of a lighthouse. Do you see the light structure on the top of the house? I was surprised - you know how I feel about lighthouses... :)




I passed this tree today. I think it's a pin oak. It's almost bare now... :(

*Watch for my announcement on Thursday about a new Ruby Tuesday Giveaway in celebration of Thanksgiving. :)







66 comments:

Ralph said...

Nice lighthouse. I can picture such a residence sitting high above the rocks on a sandy dune - the perfect location.

The tree looks almost like a painting, and is a beautiful red. Nice capture!

Marites said...

The lighthouse watercolor is just so beautiful, i love it!

Carletta said...

A lovely lighhouse watercolor!
I can just imagine that by the ocean - got me daydreaming Mary!

Felisol said...

I wish for a house with a tower to store my books in and sit by the window just looking whether it is on sea or land.
Your lighthouse is one to die for.
So beautiful!
The trees in my garden are all naked except for the red berries hanging on a "Swede Apple" tree.
The autumn may be beautiful, but oh, so elusive.
From Felisol

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The lighthouse is a stunner! And the oak is such a brilliant red. Very nice, Mary!

Diane AZ said...

Hi, I didn't know it was a lighthouse until I read it. The red tree is gorgeous. I have yet to see a tree with red leaves in my area, but I'm on the lookout. :)

Patti said...

HI Mary ~ can't believe it's time for Ruby Tuesday again. Tempus fugit.

I like this lighthouse. Must look nice on the wall in your powder room.

Lovely red pin oak foliage. The road next to our street is Pin Oak Road. I guess there must have been a lot of those trees there at one time.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Wow Gorgeous both if those sights are foreign here.

marian said...

it could be a liquidamber [belongs to the acer family]..either way it's stunning in it's autumnal hues :))

DrillerAA09 said...

Oops, sorry about linking twice.
Love the lighthouse.
I believe that tree is a type of ornamental pear, either Bradford or Cleveland. A young Pin Oak will have a more pyramidal shape to it.
Beautiful colors. Have a great Ruby Tuesday.

The Ruby Posts said...

I like the red lighthouse. It looks very stunning!

eden said...

what a lovely watercolor. I just love it.
The tree looks so beautiful.it makes me miss our Autumn season. :)

Peggy said...

I love your print, and your tree. The colors in the leaves come and go so quickly. I miss them. I also anticipate that they will soon be white!

ellen b said...

Hi Mary,
I'm in Washington now instead of Southern California enjoying some real weather and pretty color. Love the leaves on that tree. Happy Ruby to you!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

So pretty! Our trees are starting to look a little bald around here.

Dianne said...

the watercolor is lovely

and the tree is beautiful

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Love the hidden lighthouse. Isn't it funny the way that happens? The tree is gorgeous but I don't think it's a pin oak. Those leaves look like oak leaves, but instead of the curved, mitten look they are points instead. But whatever it is, it's such a pretty RED.

Icy BC said...

What a beautiful red house! The photo is fantastic..

Auntie E said...

I know you love the lighthouses and that painting is a great find, even in your home. Happy Ruby Tuesday Auntie M :-)

chubskulit said...

That is beautiful!

chubskulit said...

My Ruby Tuesday

Napaboaniya APAD said...

Lovely lighthouse in watercolor and a really vibrant looking red tree. Both perfect for RT :)

Happily Retired Gal said...

Wow ... that's SOME lighthouse and a BEAUTIFUL Fall view of the tree ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

nonizamboni said...

Love the lighthouse.
I miss the autumn already!
Beautiful reds.

cebu pictures said...

There is no tree in the Philippines that has leaves with that color.. I just can enjoy in a picture. Daghang Salamat diha

Terry said...

aw mary t..i knew that this was a light house!..i could hardly break away from looking at it, it is just so splendid!
and you have had it for years..what a treasure!
so so nice!

and that tree here really looks like a cherry tree in blossom!
quite a find for you in november!!
happy ruby tuesday...love terry

B : ) said...

That's a watercolor? I thought it was for real....was just wishing I could live there, but I guess I don't really want to live in your bathroom - no offense. Both are wonderful pictures and subjects. B : )

Leora said...

The watercolor is delightful. You have a thing for lighthouses; I have a thing for watercolors of beach and seascapes!

And the red foliage of the tree is wonderful - so short a time that the trees are vibrant.

Jeri said...

Two of my favorite things - lighthouses and fall leaves. These are both great shots!

Becky and Gary said...

What an amazing picture Mary. I love it. Love lighthouses too.
Beautiful tree.
Happy RT.
B.

roxanestoner said...

Magical oak tree, love it.

Lori said...

I love the tree. Beautiful. I love seeing all the trees change colors.

Meikah said...

That's a pretty cute lighthouse there, and I love the tree! It looks aflame. :)

Happy RT!

My RT entry is here.

Carly said...

I love the picture of the red tree!

Kerslyn said...

beautiful lighthouse! I wan't to live in there....and the oak tree, so gorgeous! wish we have that here. :-)

my entry's up. Happy RT!

Annie said...

Red trees. Red car. Red flowers. Brick red wall. Red, Red, everywhere.

Like the lighthouse too, of course, but all the unexpected reds just glamoring for attention really keep my attention on the second photo.

The Cunning Runt said...

I love the lighthouse - it looks so much more doable than those towers on islands. I could dig living in that big red house!

Mar said...

Ohh, that red tree is fantastic!!!

ruby red street decorations

jeff said...

just posted my very first ever Ruby Tuesday ...

Loree said...

Both are great ruby red shots. That tree is stunning.

Clara said...

I'm a lighthouse lover, too. That's a nice one. And I love the red tree. I think we had more yellow and less red in our area this year.

Robin said...

What a beautiful watercolor. I wouldn't have noticed that it was a lighthouse either if you hadn't pointed it out. The color of that tree is stunning. There's really nothing like fall in the northeast, is there?

Anna said...

This is my first Ruby Tuesday.

A Lighthouse? Cool! Pretty red colour. My red is a very intense red that still does not take up the entire picture-area. There's quite a lot of yellow in my image.

Happy Tuesday!
Anna

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hip chick said...

I love lighthouses also. I have never seen one quite like that before. I wonder where she got her inspiration.

Kerri said...

Love your watercolor!!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

My entry is last but not least, hopefully.

Hi Mary,
I am playing Ruby Tuesday this week. I think your tree is actually a Swamp Maple. Pin Oak has a distinctly pyramidal shape, especially when young. No matter it is still a beautiful tree.

Hootin' Anni said...

You didn't know this was a lighthouse? That's the first thing I saw. LOLOL

I ♥ Lighthouses and what they represent. It's sad to know that computers and sonar have made their standing obsolete.

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Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I love Ruby Tuesdays at your place! Thanks so much for hosting this beautiful and fun event each week! Have a great day! Coralie

Rebecca said...

I thought it was just a house until you mentioned the lighthouse. Very pretty one too.

Chie Wilks said...

you have great photos here... i love that water painting...it is cool

Anonymous said...

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His Unfailing Love said...

I like your lighthouse. My first time to be here. I will be back.
Blessings!

Sandy "From the Heart of Texas" said...

Lovely print of a lovely lighthouse! And that tree--so beautiful. It's a shame the leaves are already nearly gone.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Gayle said...

That tree is amazing and I would love to live in that house!

Thom said...

Beautiful :)

Marice said...

thats a lovely lighthouse :) and so is the tree! :)

u may view mine if u have time

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

I love the photo of the tree, it is such a gorgeous shade of red. That is the only thing I miss about not living in New England anymore... seeing that shade of red. I don't miss raking those leaves or the COLD that goes along with them.

Kvasthilda said...

I really like that framed lighthouse. Must have been some sublimal thing with you. Kept looking at the picture and it sent you vibes of lighthouses. LOL!
It's a cool house and quite the surprise effect with the lighthouse ontop.

dhemz said...

love the painting a lot....:) stunning!

mine is up as well....:)

Bond said...

Excellent shot of the tree....incredible colors

Gunsside - Norway said...

Very nice lighthose - and here you got one from Norway ;)

Lottie said...

I have a red house with a red door

Paz said...

I love this tree. Glad you took the photo. ;-)

Paz

Peacefully*Chaotic said...

Lovely water color!I love that tree!i took a picture of a tree with the red leaves too...they are soo very pretty!
Thanks for hosting this Ruby tuesday.by the way were yyou able to get the animated ruby slippers/if not go to my blog and click on the ruby slippers it will take you right to photobucket so you can get the url!=)
have a great week!

Cacai M. said...

I know it's kinda late but I saved this yesterday and can't find to post, just now.. sorry.. I know it's late..

Nice house by the way on your Ruby Tuesday!

My Ruby Tuesday