Monday, January 4, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Winter is old...


Living in a four-season climate, the variations in temperatures are expected. And welcomed sometimes. But not for me, not today anyway. The incessant snow showers were to leave a trace, yet we have accumulated 4 inches through the day. Some trace...


Therefore, for Mary's Ruby Tuesday, a look at the past of a warmer day, the anthesis of the windswept landscape of today.


It is a garden of annuals planted by the lovely Patti. There is enough Summer rubies to allow us to conveniently forget the current conditions. It is an odd psychology where a look at the summer makes us feel warmer. Of course our new furnace is making the atmosphere inside feel a bit more temperate, too...


28 comments:

Linda said...

Yep, I've had enough already with the lousy predictions and cold weather and overall blahness of winter. Come on Spring - even if I do have allergies!!

Lovely photo of a reminder of warmer times and nicer climes!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Yes indeed let us look foward to spring in this current freeze.

Martha Z said...

Lovely, summery pinks to brighten a winter day.

Nukke said...

Greetings from snowny Finland !!!!
Very nice summer pic you have here !

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Tee hee. Winter is OLD? Not yet...wait till March. THAT's when winter is old. :)

However, the sight of this lovely garden is indeed pleasant!

ilanadavita said...

A lot of cold weather and a little snow here too. I much prefer yoyr flowers.

Annie said...

Oooh. A new furnace! We got one too. Isn't it just the BEST thing!?

Felisol said...

A beautiful, elaborate flower arrangement, I love the assymetric touch.
Somehow I also appreciate snow this year. There has been so much talk about the consequences of global warming, I hope our glaciers and the polar areas get to gain some ice this winter.
From Felisol

Leora said...

All that's missing are two lawn chairs to sit and admire. I like the red paved stones. We could put a pitcher of tea or lemonade on that little table.

DrillerAA09 said...

It is extremely cold here...well for Arkansas, it's cold, and it's going to get much colder. It's nice to be reminded of the renewal that comes with spring.

Dimple said...

I can sympathize. Although this winter has so far been nice here, LAST winter was a bear. Thanks for the flower display.

ellen b said...

Ahh lovely shots of what's to come :0)
Happy New year!

Rose said...

I could stand some warmer weather myself...the high here today was all of 19ยบ and that was a heat wave compared to the last couple days. This pictures does take me back to warmer days.

storyteller said...

How marvelous to have archives to remind you of warmer times in the midst of winter. I love this colorful garden from the past ... very pretty ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

bj said...

O, Ralph..I do enjoy your cute sense of humor..
I don't like snow...not even a little bit. Just too messy, slippery, icy and a pain in the royal....neck !! :O)
I do love winter, tho..my favorite time of the year. We actually get little snow here to contend with.

I love your rubies of the day..

eden said...

Beautiful and colorful. A great one to give warmth for those who are in the freezing cold. We have opposite weather for we are summer here and it is always baking hot.I really like your entry because it made me to feel the Spring time.

Happy Ruby Tuesday

moorebloglife said...

Any garden with wonderful brick and stone is a good garden. How things warm up soon for you Ralph.

Jim said...

Hi Ralph. That pretty pink on a nice day even warms me. We are getting a little of your cold. Could even have sleet and snow Thursday night.

Happy RT! Thanks lots for checking in on my troops.
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The Cunning Runt said...

That's beautiful, Ralph - thanks for taking me away from my "frozen tundra" for a few minutes!

And Happy New Year from a Fellow Ralph!

Carletta said...

Same here Ralph - our flurries are almost four inches as well. ;)
What a lovely flower garden - Patti did well!
I look out and see the buds on my lilac and know scenes such as yours aren't really that far away.
Thanks for the reminder.

Happy New Year wishes to you and yours!

Vintage Rose Studio said...

Hiya Ralph - nothing like flowering blooms to make one feel 'alive" and excited for the change in season!!

Robin said...

What a pretty garden, Patti's got a great eye and a nice green thumb. Everything I plant keels over and dies within days.

Manang Kim said...

Oh yes I need those colors inculcated in my mind for now till spring comes in then I am okey hehe! Thanks for sharing!

RRT:Macopa fruit

Dianne said...

the garden is lovely!
patti has a wonderful green/ruby thumb

Bond said...

Patti is talented with her green thumb

Jew Wishes said...

What a lovely photo, one to remind us of warmer days and beautiful blossoms.

Marice said...

love that garden! so colorful :) Happy new year Ralph!

nonizamboni said...

Thanks for the reminder of how lovely summer can be--and that a full birdbath means there are actually birds flying around!