Monday, December 14, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - Here and There

Here are some of the little "rubies" I saw here and there during the past week:

House finch in Vitex tree outside my computer room window

Holiday decorations on cacti at the entrance to the canyon

Cardinal in Jojoba bush

Desert Mistletoe in Mesquite tree

Cholla cactus turning red due to cold temperatures

Gila woodpecker on backyard hummingbird feeder

Chili Peppers hanging outside Mexican restaurant by the grocery store

For more Ruby Tuesday posts featuring a little or a lot of red, visit Mary's Work of the Poet.

32 comments:

Denise said...

The whole series is so very pretty. Great photos all of them.

Stephanie said...

Your observation is so unique. I like the way you combine the elements that have same colour. Ruby is a nice colour. Great photos as always Diane :-D

luna miranda said...

amazing photographs. you have an excellent eye.

Evelyn Howard said...

I enjoy looking at your pics.

Quilt Works said...

What a great selection of photos - your birds were fabulous!


... I shared my views of "Fresh Snow"

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Lots of great Ruby Tuesday pictures, Diane. We have the same three birds here that you showed today. The Cardinal is still one of the prettiest birds in winter, don't you think?

Hugs,
Betsy

SquirrelQueen said...

What a lovely series of reds, the little finch is just adorable.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Wow. I am amazed that you can actually capture the sight of the birds.

Clara said...

Your pictures are so beautiful. It's hard to say which I like the best. I like the drama of the chili pepper picture and the gila woodpecker. But the house finch and the cholla cactus are delicate. And who knew that jojoba was a bush? Thanks for beauty and an education.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a lovely selection Diane. I will skip the chillies though. :)

Loree said...

The finch is so pretty. And I love the vibrant red of the peppers.

cieldequimper said...

That's a great way for me to breakfast... great shots all of them, the finch is adorable. Red mistletoe? Wow!

Ivon said...

Great pictures. I really like the finch. Thanks for sharing.

Hootin' Anni said...

This all looks so familiar...I used to live in the Sonoran Desert of USA.

My R T is posted...it's all about Pecan Toffee Bark today. Come over and I'll share a piece with you...

HOMEMADE TOFFEE

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds and those birds are lovely.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful birds, and the desert mistletoe looks like grapes, Diane..

rainfield61 said...

The House finch in Vitex tree is too shy to face us.

Her cheek looks so red.

chubskulit said...

the cardinal is awesome.

My RT with Santa

Self Sagacity said...

pretty awesome pictures. they are great finds. ;-)

Manang Kim said...

Wow a lot of red...nature is really a beauty. Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

The desert can be a colorful place!

Arasu said...

The Cardinal bird looks like as it is soaked in red color.The Cholla cactus looks strange with red color and looks like coral. We use red chillies regularly in our food.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Someone was very brave to put those red ribbons on the ocotillos and cholla cactus!

That is the first time I have seen a cholla turn red. Didn't know they did that; learned something new today. =)

I don't think you could have posed the Gila woodpecker any better. He was obviously happy to sit for you.

All great samples of Ruby Tuesday!

Kevin said...

Lovely set of images as always. I have always thought of Cardinals as winter birds in the east but I guess not! The red chollas are interesting as well, I've never seen them like this.

eileeninmd said...

Love your series of red photos, especially the birds. Great photos.

Pacey said...

Lovely shots of those birds Diane, I like their colors...sorry for the late visit..have a nice evening!

Martha Z said...

I love your ruby shots, the finch and the ribbons on the catus. I'm glad I wasn't the one to attach them or the one who will have to remove them.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Vibrant reds in your beautiful photos :)

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Tes said...

Diane, I had to scroll up and down many times, those photos are amazing! Good capture, wonderful composition! Love every one of those shots! :)

Ayie said...

Hi Diane! The peppers are red hot! you have a good eye on photos, i love all your captures here.

Louis la Vache said...

Very nice selection of Ruby Tuesday images!

DoanLegacy said...

A great series of red photos..The bird is so beautiful!