Monday, January 05, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday - hosted by Mary/the Teach at Work of the Poet - is here again. This week Mary suggested that that we find "signs" with red in them. Since I don't leave the house, she offered me the leeway of sign-like thing such as packaging. I did dig into my archives for a couple of real signs. These are from before I had my nice new camera. The first is from my nightmarish (but scenic) apartment in Lake Huntington, NY and the second is near another pretty awful apartment (in the cute little white house up the hill) in a pretty town on the Delaware River called Narrowsburg, NY. The last three pictures are current and are from inside my house. I had to/chose to redden Dr. Bronner's packaging a little bit. That's it from me this week. Not terribly excited about these. Please drop by Mary's and check out all the wonderful ruby shots from all around the world.


The past...



Here and now...


HAPPY RUBY TUESDAY!!

38 comments:

Luna said...

i love the sound of it---Bay Moon. sounds romantic.:D

Dora said...

The cat food - the cats in my It Meows series would love it. :)

quilly said...

You know, you don't have to worry about buying aromatic cat litter. The cats will scent it right up for you ...

;)

ellen b said...

Hello Raven,
You really came up with a great assortment of Red signs. Happy Ruby and have a great week!

napaboaniya said...

I will love to try the spice cake mix :P
Happy RT!

Yen said...

Bay moon sounds romantic:) Nice photos!

Carletta said...

You did great Raven!

I love that cake mix. Have you ever baked icing in that mix? It is delicious. Makes a kind of really moist coffee like cake.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

The Arthur Clan said...

You provided so many unique photos for Ruby Tuesday ~ thanks for sharing them. I really loved your first photo of the sign!

Mojo said...

Hemp oil soap? Yeah, I just bet it's magic!

Robin said...

Too bad that apartment was such a nightmare, it's got a great sign :).

Catherine said...

I love the soap one. Funny as in France as well, they sell nowadays products with vintage packagings. It gives reputation to the product, I guess.

One of my favorite is the hand written Antique one. So similar to ours. Except we call it "Brocante".

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, I love these! Great ideas of signs to photograph and the photos are so gorgeous, too!

Happy RT!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The hemp oil soap sounds magical. ;-) Lotsa great red here, Raven!

Gattina said...

Finally you found more than enough and very nice once, lol !
Thanks for telling me that my link was not working, I changed it now.

maryt/theteach said...

Katherine, look at how wonderful your post is! I love the pic with the "Antiques for Sale" sign. Happy Ruby Tuesday! I just knew you wouldn't have any difficulty! :)

onangelwings said...

I agree with Luna. Love the sign.

Great ruby red post.

Pia K said...

I agree with Luna, Bay Moon sounds so nice, and what a pretty sign! I wouldn't mind a piece of that sweet looking soap (I shy away from palm oil ingredients for eco reasons, but this says organic which intrigues me) - and of course, the aromatic kitty litter round off, that's a great one;)

Sylvia K said...

Really great collection of signs! I love the Bay Moon, too. Hmmmm guess it's the romantic in all of us!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Good choice of signs! Spice cake sounds really good!

Terri said...

I love that we all get to define our worlds and what we see and share them with each other! Thanks for that. And thanks for visiting my site. Hope your day is lovely.

Dianne said...

wonderful signs!!

that Bay Moon sign is beautiful

and Duncan Hines makes my mouth water

Felisol said...

Dear Raven,
I think you have a great variety in signs; from cat food to that intriguing house sign.
I know which I'd follow without giving it a second thought; Antiques for sale.
Can you imagine more interesting stuff; cheap or expensive, always the treasure hunt feeling.

I wonder did you send reiki?
I was so ill and all my limbs & head aching. laid 5-10 minutes on my bed. fell asleep, and managed to have a wonderful time with the four hiker ladies.
I cannot explain it, but they stayed for four hours and I was better then tan I have been in days.

Sweet, sweet Raven.
From Felisol

Lisa said...

You might not find your reds exciting, but spice cake mix is one of my favorites. I use it to make pumpkin cookies.
* 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box spice cake mix
* 1 (15 ounce) can solid-pack pumpkin (the small can)
* 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) or chopped pecans (optional) or 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
* I used walnuts and a cup of white choc chips-maybe more. I didn't measure.
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Spray cookie sheets lightly with vegetable spray (Pam).

In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and pumpkin with a fork or mixer until well blended; stir in nuts or raisins, if desired.

Drop by large rounded spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet; they don't flatten out much so however you place them on the sheet is pretty much how they'll look after baking. I sort of smooshed them with my fingers.

Bake for 8 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies.
Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for up to 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Dr.John said...

Those were all good pictures.

San said...

Like Luna, I was thinking, 'I love the sound of Bay Moon.' And that little antiques sign looks like it belongs in a picturesque neighborhood.

Spice cake. YUM. Followed by a warm bath and Dr. Bronner's magic soap. I'll forgo the kitty litter though.

I always enjoy your Ruby Tuesday posts.

Lew/Linnea W said...

Hi,
Thanks for stopping by my RT image. Yours are fun. I would love to see what kind of antiques were for sale on the day you took that shot. Did you make the cake? Yummy. One of my favorite flavors! Cheers from SanFran Bay Area. Linnea
P.S. Your shadow shots are magical!

Ralph said...

Red can be loud as part of an an attention getting sign. Yet red can be soothing, the perfect color for a comfort food, like that cake mix. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

MyMaracas said...

I love the soap label! And I agree with the others, Bay Moon sounds sounds like a wonderful place, and the sign is fun. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

gabrielle said...

On my way to Bay Moon, I stopped at the antique sale where I picked up an expired bos of Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Cake and a bar of All-One Hemp Rose Soap. I could hardly wait to get home and run a hot tub. Thank goodness I picked up a bag of aromatic cat litter!

Oh Raven, I just couldn't help myself...Great photos!!! I particularly like the Duncan Hines label.

Terry said...

Aw Raven...What do you mean?
Your Ruby Tuesday was more than exciting!!!
You have something in here for most of your friends!
That red antique sign reminded me of Felisol. She if forever picking up old stuff that are treasures!
Yummy...that cake reminds me of Barb[circle of five] She seems to be always cooking up a storm at her place!
The soap. This kind of makes me think of Pia K. She likes fancy shampoos and soaps but she is very natural and down to earth.
And with this last gorgeous picture, I must say that you have struck a happy chord in almost all of the Ruby Tuesdayers....Dianne, especially but lots more of us too!
We are all cat lovers!

Happy Ruby Tuesday and thanks for your kind words at my place Raven...Love Terry

Terry said...

Aw Raven...What do you mean?
Your Ruby Tuesday was more than exciting!!!
You have something in here for most of your friends!
That red antique sign reminded me of Felisol. She if forever picking up old stuff that are treasures!
Yummy...that cake reminds me of Barb[circle of five] She seems to be always cooking up a storm at her place!
The soap. This kind of makes me think of Pia K. She likes fancy shampoos and soaps but she is very natural and down to earth.
And with this last gorgeous picture, I must say that you have struck a happy chord in almost all of the Ruby Tuesdayers....Dianne, especially but lots more of us too!
We are all cat lovers!

Happy Ruby Tuesday and thanks for your kind words at my place Raven...Love Terry

Jientje said...

I love how you get creative with the things around you!! It's a great post!

Terry said...

Hey.Raven,
Like I usually do after I comment, I read the others comments!
Hey I sure did hit the nail right on the head,eh as to what pictures would attract which friends?
Barb wasn't here.
If you wouldn't mind Raven can you write that dear girl a nice note.
She has been a little under the weather and hasn't posted lately.
I have her on my favorite links.."Circle of Five".
I am trying to put other of the Ruby Tuesday gang on too but it takes a little time!
Love Terry

storyteller said...

As always, you've cleverly and creatively found a way to participate and come up with nifty pix to share. Isn't it intriguing how much RED surrounds us in ordinary places every day. Thanks for dropping by mine at Happily Retired Gal. I dug into my archives to share quickly because I've not had much time to be home the last few days ... and today will be no exception because I'm getting my hair permed at noon.
Hugs and blessings,

Patti said...

I also like that cool Bay Moon sign...and the antiques sign and soap package are surely eye-catching!

That spice cake mix looks good. I think I will save that recipe that Lisa left here. Yum!

I see you have cats too. Or one at least ;-)

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Finding Pam said...

Hey Raven, you have some great photos for Ruby Tuesday. Just stopping by to say hello.

Julie said...

A really fun combinations of shots, Can't believe I missed that antique sale, I am such a sucker for them.

Travis said...

CAKE!