Monday, July 4, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Stars and Stripes in the 45th state

Ruby Tuesday arrives for post on July 4, day three in 1776 that culminated with the Declaration of Independence, the decision of the original thirteen colonies to break free from England.

Thus, the modern day symbol of a free land, each stripe designated for each original colonies to the 50 stars representing each state (since 1960) in this union.

This is a flag at the homestead of my once small brother Chris in Utah, the 45th state in ruby also represented by the smaller flag out front. 

He is USAF retired, and his wife (also USAF) took the oath to protect and defend. With their background of service, this is a fine view of the flag. I like the fresh winter snow and bright clouds in the sky in the background, the ambient brilliance allows the colors to look all the more dramatic.

Rubies are all about us, reflecting objects, symbols, places and times. See them all at Mary's meme!


Maria @ LSS said...

Happy Fourth of July!

Mine's here.

Cafe au lait said...

Hope you have a wonderful celebration. Happy 4th!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

That snowy scene looks most welcoming on this sizzling summer day!


If you have a penchant for red,
Then scarlet will go to your head;
But if it is gold
You’d rather behold,
Then plant yellow roses instead.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Callejon (Alley)

DrillerAA09 said...

The most appropriate symbol for this Ruby Tuesday. Well done.

Mirage said...

OH happy 4th of July!

Felisol said...

Dear Ralf,
How very original and fitting to show the stars and stripes against the pure white snow for the 4th of July.
My husband and I had a confusing conversation at the dinner table about which was the second last state (49th)of the US. I went for Alsaska, but I haven't looked it up yet.
Long time ago, I set out to learn all the 50. The coast of New England always confuses me..

Apropos 4th of July; it's the birthday of our queen Sonja.
Have a happy celebration for you and your family.

Kramer said...

The snow is a fond memory now. Still glad for the flag.

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful red for Ruby Tuesday!

chubskulit said...

Happy 4th of July! Nice bits of info about your State here Ralph.

bj said...

Beautiful shot of our magnificent flag against the whiteness of the snow. Just looking at that cold snow cools me off just a tad. :)
Hope your 4th was good for you and Patti.
I am so full, I don't know what to do...the last two days, delicious bacon cheeseburgers, grilled hot dogs, steak, grilled chicken, grilled corn...oh, my...:))
xo bj

Dianne said...

the white snow really compliments the vibrant flag
hats off to Chris and his wife for their service

Kim, USA said...

Happy 4th of July!! Thanks for the comment and the visit I do appreciate it.

Red bud

forgetmenot said...

Hi Ralph, Thanks for the nice comments. It always stirs my soul to see the American Flag--how fortunate we are!!! Say "thank you" to your brother and his wife for serving and protecting our country. Happy Ruby Tuesday! Mickie :)