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Monday, August 24, 2009

Ruby Tuesday real estate

This little blue storybook house with its shiny red door and matching mailbox is sweet find for Ruby Tuesday in St. Paul. Summer's lease hath all too short a date.
William Shakespeare


These Cardinal Flowers are growing in a rain garden near the lake, needing to keep their roots wet. They remind me of Indian Paintbrush found out west but are a more vibrant blue red. A bit of trivia: they're named after the red robes worn by Catholic cardinals and they aren't terribly prolific since they are pollinated by hummingbirds!

Visit Mary's meme, Ruby Tuesday, for more ruby red photos.

8 comments:

luna miranda said...

lovely photos...cute red mailbox, Mr. Postman wouldn't miss it.:P

Leora said...

Thanks for the info about the cardinal flowers - such beauties.

Love the way that house is painted. We had similar colors on one house on the block; then the new owner re-painted. :-(

Dimple said...

Very nice entries- the door and mailbox are charming.
Love the truth of the Balzac quote!
Thanks for visiting my site!

Snap said...

Wonderful!

Happily Retired Gal said...

The entry is delightful and the flowers beautiful ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

i beati said...

red freshness in blue and red love it sandy

Greyscale Territory said...

Cute red door and mailbox! And the flowers are just delightful!

sunnymama said...

The Cardinal flowers are beautiful and I love the red door and matching mailbox!