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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ruby Tuesday: Red Velvet Curtain

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Recently, while spending some time with one of our sons in southern California, we decided to take in a movie and found ourselves at this very cool, historic movie house in Newport Beach.

Sitting there in the softly lit theater, munching on popcorn and waiting for the lights to go down, I was taken with the different patterns that the rows of seats stretching out before us were making.

So, I took this photo.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I can hear you now. Taking photos of chairs with that stupifyingly beautiful red velvet curtain staring you in the face?  I'll admit, sometimes it takes a two-by-four, or Photoshop, to show me the error of my ways.

This is my submission for this week's Ruby Tuesday. Brought to you by Magical Mystical Teacher and Gemma.  Head on over there to see all of this week's ruby red photos. And while you're at it, give MMT and Gemma a shout out for continuing this very popular blog event.



And I still think the seats are very cool.




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Monday, January 16, 2012

Ruby Tuesday: Nightclub in Red

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This shot was taken on Thanksgiving evening in Costa Mesa, CA. I knew the minute I saw the nightclub lit up in red neon that I would offer it up for Ruby Tuesday.


Ruby Tuesday has moved to a new location. I am so grateful to Magical Mystical Teacher  and Gemma for carrying on the tradition.



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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Material for a Hummer's Nest

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I used to mow down the Japanese anemone seed heads before they reached this stage until one early spring day when I saw a hummingbird plucking the soft white froth in its beak and zooming off to parts unknown.  I watched while the hummer came back again and again, finally putting it together: what a perfect lining for a nest.

This time of year it looks like there's cotton growing in my garden beds. I no longer make excuses.


January:  Garlic and onions are coming up; some potatoes dug, others in the ground; last summer's chard given to the chickens; more garlic to plant; beds to amend.
Weather:  very dry winter so far; sunny days with highs in the 60s; waiting for much-needed rain (secretly loving the sunshine).





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