Monday, February 1, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Furling Flags



Ruby Tuesday is a fun meme where we search for ruby red. One recent Saturday, Patti and I went to the beach in West Haven, lulled by a sense of beauty in the sunny and blue sky. It looked way warmer than it really was. We aimed for the sky and Long Island Sound in the picture quest, but a ruby appeared. This is part of the Walk of Veterans on the beach walk. I think that these monuments are for awards for bravery, but I endeavor to find out. However, the red-white-blue flags are furling furiously in the cold sea breeze. See rubies of all descriptions at Mary's site!



24 comments:

Bond said...

And great blue water beyond...

maryt/theteach said...

Wonderful headstones and flags, Ralph. Be sure to let me know what the headstones stand for... :) Hi from across the Sound! :)

happilyretired said...

Wonderful RUBY choice ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Carletta said...

The wind blowing off the blue water making the flags flap in the wind appears way colder than I'd want to experience. However, I think that beach in warm weather would be a lovely spot to spend a little time.
Beautiful shot!

Manang Kim said...

It's a very peaceful place. Happy RRT!

My red shoes

Felisol said...

Flags waving in a bleak January day.
You have some kind of winter too, even though there's no snow.
The memorial stones look a bit sinister, but I guess that's how they are supposed to be.
Some huge sacrifices.

Leora said...

Lovely signs of bravery on your trip, Ralph. It looks like a pretty area.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post Ralph. I love your photo!

bj said...

O, Mr. Ralph, you did a fine job of taking this photo of some of the prettiest RUBIES of all...the American flag.
Ya'll stay warm!!
xo bj

Tink *~*~* said...

Wow, no snow, huh? Awesome! Thanks for a glimpse of the Sound.

Tink *~*~*

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot. Lovely scenery in the background.

chubskulit said...

I always like reading the story behind your photos Ralph.'

Off topic:

Yup, you're right about the place, it's in Breezewood.

Thanks for the visit.

bj said...

O Ralph, you do have a sweet way with words..bet your Patti and kids think so, too. Seems you always make us feel good with your preception of things that seems to be always in a positive way.
(and I am really...REALLY, gonna try to make it to Mary's next week BEFORE you!!...am I fast enuf? I doubt it...you move pretty dang quick!!)
xo bj

ramblingwoods.com said...

I didn't play RT this week, but this it is important to remember everyone who is presently serving and to thank those who have served...Michelle

The Cunning Runt said...

Clear blue skies through car windows do indeed suggest warmth, but the reality of the wind tells a different story.

Nice shot, Fellow Ralph!

Paz said...

Very nice scene. Touching, actually.

Paz

ilanadavita said...

A fine combination of colors. I like this.

toby said...

A coworker of mine has a saying about the sun on those freezing, freezing days: he says it's "like the light in the fridge."
:)
Great shot!

Marice said...

everything look to be in place :) your description is perfect!

u may view mine here

LDH said...

Hello Ralph, I have perused many of your posts and enjoyed the Shadow Shots, the Sepia and especially this Ruby Tuesday one. I am a real softee whenever I see the American flag! Quite nice shadows here too! The blue sky and water on the horizon catches my eye.

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

Ladyinblue said...

Hi, thnks for your Comment.
Interesting!
Your photo is very nice and peaceful. Even if it´s a bit cold right now.
Have a good day,
Ulla/Sweden

nonizamboni said...

Really nice photo! It has everything [shadows, lines, water, peaceful sky] but my eye was immediately drawn to the red stripes. Happy RT!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Both the U.S. and Canadian flags are great for Ruby Tuesday, aren't they?

Jim said...

This is a nice tribute to the Veterans. It reminded me of one we went to in France near Colmar . It, though, is a cemetery for the war deat. The U.S. has the most graves and flags, more than the French.
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