Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ruby Tuesday 02/23/2010

Tuesday already. I left for New Mexico last Tuesday. It was a short week and not at all long enough to be away from the Northland Winter. But it was a break and I liked walking around in a sweatshirt instead of a parka, not to mention eating some good green chile.

But this is a post for Ruby Tuesday. I shouldn't be talking about "green" anything. Seems I have a transportation theme going here this week. My Granddaughter driving her ruby red fire engine in the back yard last Summer along with a picture of a beautiful red doorway in the small hamlet of La Mesilla, just South of Las Cruces, NM.

Gracie Jayne racing to a fire!

Beautifully painted doorway in La Mesilla, a small town close to Las Cruces, NM

These next four photos are from a previous trip to New Mexico. It was April of 2007, and we escaped an early Spring snowstorm. Our little red Focus is no longer amongst the living. Blew the engine last June. But I liked the way I preserved its image. The pictures of the grill were taken at gas stops as we traveled South and away from the snow. You can see from the photos of the ice on the front end of Red Ranger, (Our pet name for our car), it took some miles to get out of the Winter in 2007.

Wisconsin. April of 2007

Iowa. April of 2007

Oklahoma. April of 2007

New Mexico. April of 2007

And another type of automobile. The Bumper Car!

Bumper Cars, Ludington, MI.

This last one is yours truly when finally getting to a warmer climate, and I am wearing a red, of course, sweatshirt.

Relief from the Northland Winter at last!

Ruby Tuesday is a brainstorm of MaryT/The Teach, who pens the "Work of the Poet" blog. Check out here web site, her Ruby Tuesday offering,, and see other Ruby Tuesday posts from the list of participants at the end of the post.

Peace to all.


Mel said...

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!

Oh, I loved the de-icing progression for that little red car. And what a gorgeous doorway/door!

Mostly, I like the thought of warmth and sunshine and red rocks peeking out of sandy earth......

I hope the journey brought you some much deserved peace and contentment.


Anonymous said...

Great photos and I love that doorway, it's beautiful.

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Beyond the red door
elders wait to welcome with
gifts of bread and wine.

Piper Clad in Red

katherine. said...

sounds like you enjoyed your trip!

great shots for Ruby Tuesday.

Me said...



p.s. Having a Ruby Tuesday here today. Gorgeous male cardinals against the backdrop of snow.

mig said...

Oh a sweatshirt! *sigh*
Red and green go together well though don't they? Especially chillies :)
I love the little car heading south.

Sorrow said...

There used to be a blogger names ruby shoes, whom I always loved reading.
Must be something magical about the color red...
Welcome home, and welcome back to the cold!

I, Like The View said...

welcome home!

I simply adore that first image showing your ganrdaughter in the little red fire truck. . .

the bell looks as if it has a fireman's hat on, which then in turn makes the bell looks like a fireman's jacket. . .

it's ages since I've been in a bumper car

hope the sun's shining for you


Whimsy said...

Love love love the red.

Welcome home - here's hoping that snow will let up and spring will come soon.

This Eclectic Life said...

Lovely! Sounds like you had a nice escape. While you were in La Mesilla, is that restaurant still there...the Double Eagle? I think that's what it was called years ago. It's supposedly housed in what was the main hacienda of a land grant. Delicious food ... and ghosts! Yep, I sat on one there. A ghost, that is.