Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ruby Tuesday!

It has been a GRRRRR morning! The HTML got messed up and I had to redo this post. Greg, of course, thinks it's amusing. But I'm going back to bed! GRRRR!

My last hibiscus flower of the season is lovely. I took the photo yesterday as a heavy frost was in the forecast for overnight. And it's chilly this morning! It's always a bit sad to see a beautiful thing come to an end. Oh, well, there is always next summer to look forward to!

We spent some time in beautiful Mammoth Spring last week. You see some reds showing up around the river there.

The hills around here are slowly getting colorful as well, but still have a way to go.

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Happy Ruby Tuesday!


Gramma Ann said...

Good morning Renie,

Brrrr!! It's cold around here!

The photos are lovely, and like you I hate to see the lovely flowers and leaves go. Sounds like you had a fun time with the family, and are now well rested?

Renie I am so computer illiterate I tried what you told me to do at Merle's blog, but nothing happens, so gave up. My daughter send me a cute Kitten Award also, but I don't know how to get it on board either. She said, "didn't Renie tell you how to do it?" I said "yes, but she doesn't know what a time I have just getting the pictures from my camera to the computer to the blogger." ;) I'll have to consult my young computer instructor and maybe she will be able to teach me, if she knows how.

Have a great week.... ;)


Winifred said...

You have such lovely photographs Renie.

We had our first frost this morning too, the windscreen was really frosted. I don't mind the cold too much as long as the skies are blue. It's gorgeous today thankfully.

Roll on spring!

JennyLu said...

Good morning. I love that hibiscus flower, such a bright and warm look for such a coooolish day.

bennie and patsy said...

I just love fall and all of the colors. I think we woke to winter this moring.Renie we live about 50 miles from Jonesboro. We shop there to. We will have to meet for lunch one day. That will be fun to meet a blogger friend.

Brenda said...

I have hibiscus that are red also on my front porch. It is freezing here also, but predicting 70 this weekend. These back and forth temps do not sit well with me. Our colors are finally getting beautiful! My new address for ageing wisdom I think should be working now. Copy this one and see if it is fixed!

Have a great day!

Greg C said...

Once I get up, I stay up. I hate it when you get a post all ready to go and pop it dissapears. Grrrrrr

Greg C said...

Oh I almost forgot, I loved the photos

hippo chick said...

Hi Renie,

They are predicting snow in this area today. BRRR!

I just bought a hibiscus for my front garden. It still has one bloom on it.

I just love Ruby Tuesdays.

~hippo hugs~

Linda said...

Hello Renie,
I always love looking at your Pictures.
You, dear friend, brighten my day!

Big Hugs....

Janice Thomson said...

That second photo is gorgeous Renie! It's so beautiful this time of year - almost as if Nature is giving us a present - a memory of bright colour to cherish when it's 30 below...
Beautiful hibiscus too - they're such a pretty flower.

Sandy said...

Hi Renie, love the photos! You live in such beautiful surroundings.

We are still in the 90's out here. No colorful leaves yet.

ancient one said...

Hi Renie,

It's chilly here today too... your colors are so pretty.. ours are coming along...

Loved your red hibiscus...think I'll wander outside and see if mine is still blooming...

Have a good day!

Thanks for coming by and entering my give away...

~Just Me~ said...

Looks like the last flower standing. Great shot!

Linda said...

It turned cold here this week just in time for the Trick or Treaters! I hate the littles ones will be cold out collecting their candy later this week.

Dianne said...

beautiful scenery!!

Jmkdreak said...

very nice as usual!
we have alot of color around here
but it will be gone with the wind and snow.


Patti said...

Its cold here too!! But I'm loving it!!

Your pictures are so pretty!!

Mountain Mama said...

Lovely Photos Renie!!! Each year I seem to appreciate the autumn colors a little more. This year they seem to be more vibrant than ever.
I have some kind of Hybiscus here that I started from seed but it seldom blooms. This year it got cold too fast and the buds won't open. I'm too far north to grow them I think.

BClark said...

When the computers mess up it does make us want to go back to bed and pull the covers up.

Glad I could help with the tomatoes, we will see how well it works. I know the basement smells good with the apples down there.

Like your leaves, around here it seems to be mostly yellows and golds. I am planting some sugar maples to get some different color. Thank you for sharing.

audrey` said...

Hi Renie =)

May I know your birthday?
Mine is on 01 June.

The hibiscus is so outstanding. The only red object in the pic.

Take care, my dear friend.

Jaina said...

Those are some great pictures! (I wish I could go back to bed...I'm sleepy!) I love hibiscus flowers, both the design and the scent, they're my favorites. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day (sorry I'm a little slow responding...I've been really busy) I'll see you around!

Mary said...

Your words, "my last hibiscus flower of the season. . it's always a bit sad to see a beautiful thing come to an end."

This made me think of an old Irish song that I loved as a young girl. .

"Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming all alone
All her lovely companions are faded and gone.
No flow'r of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh
To reflect back her blushes
Or give sigh for sigh"

There are two more verses but this is the only one that I had memorized

And, of course, the rose could be any beautiful flower left all alone.

I enjoy Ruby Tuesday!


Talk..to..Grams said...

Your pictures are very pretty! You do a great job!Hugs Grams

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Good evening, looks like you had a nice time with your family last week. I hope they made it home safely. It's been cold here also. I'm not ready for it yet. I also find as I get older, it seems to take more heat in the house to keep me more, or I have to put layers of clothes on. Have a great rest of the week. Sun was out today, but still very chilly.

Midlife Mom said...

That hibiscus is just beautiful! We saw lots of them last week in Florida and they were just spectacular! Sad to see the last one go. Beautiful pictures as always Renie, I always enjoy stopping at your place to see what is going on!

Anonymous said...

i want to own a pair of UGG boots too. =D

the weather here is still relatively warm and it's almost christmas. =( i wish we'll also have "brrr" days here.

God bless you, renie. ♥

Rosy said...

Those changing of colors are beautiful Renie!

Dawn said...

You always have such beautiful pictures!! I hope you are having a great week!

Anonymous said...

really, really great photographs - a real reflection of the autumn, which seemed to compete, I do not know with whom, in the beautiful creations really Landscape - that You and Your eye really well - perfect recognize - I wish to you all the best
Steven May

The W.O.W. factor said...

Oooooo still a Hibiscus in bloom! I'm jealous! How lucky for you Renie!
(I do still have some Asters & Mums blooming even after our many nights of 13-25 degrees, must only because the days warm up.)
And your fall colors are spendid! Love the reds & yellows, wish we had more trees to display such a view!
You actually get freezes where you are? Does it stay frozen all winter as it does here?
Bundle up for your walks then!
~Hugs Renie~
p.s....Thank you for your encouragement, but don't think I could write a book...who would want to read about a simple Cowboy's wife & her life!

Deborah Wilson said...


The colors are slow to come in my area too but already the leaves are falling like crazy. I think that we will have a repeat of last year - a colorless fall..:(

But I'm still hopeful. I have a hike that I'm doing on Saturday so maybe I will see something beautiful in the woods.