Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday --- a flash of red

Tuesday is the day that Mary at "Work of the Poet" hosts Ruby Tuesday. Rednesday is a Wednesday meme hosted by Sue at "It's a Very Cherry World." Both memes are dedicated to the color red. To join the fun or just check out what Red others are excited to share visit Mary and her friends at Ruby Tuesday and Sue and her friends from Rednesday

Last week we were traveling home from the city on a chilly but sunny afternoon. We decided to avoid the rush hour traffic by getting off the interstate and taking a slightly longer but very scenic route home. Since that detour would take us near the Hawthorne Inn located in the small historic town of Labadie we decided to go there for dinner. As I was getting out of the car in the restaurant parking lot I noticed a patch of red poking out from behind a building across the street. Naturally, I was headed that way, camera in hand before the Old Salt realized I wasn't headed into the restaurant with him.

I came back across the street a few minutes later (with the following photographs in my camera) to find the Old Salt standing by the restaurant door shaking his head and grinning at me. I knew I was about to receive another of the Old Salt lectures about the trouble my trespassing ways will get me into one of these days.

Yes, it was probably private property but the buildings were crumbling away (one was actually sinking into the soft wet earth and canted to one side like a ship in a storm). I was sure no one would object to my wandering over and shooting a few photos.


  1. Hi Rita...

    My friend, what fabulous photos! What is it about an old red barn...or in this case...house...that is so endearing? What great photos!!! I'm so glad that you took a little gander over to that property and took a few pics! Hehe...how cute about Old Salt!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  2. Look like an old school house to me. Happy RT. Love the old buildings. Something about it and it have a story to tell. Have a good week.♥ Nancy

  3. The things you'll do to get a good picture for Rednesday! I'm glad you trespassed for us, and got a shot of that great old red shack! I love the look of it, and with a little TLC, it would look great in my backyard!
    Happy REDnesday!

  4. That is a wonderful Pic ! I love old buildings .

  5. Now those are some great photos! Gotta' love that faded barn red. Carol's right - we'll go through a lot for Rednesday. These were worth it!

  6. I love taking those kind of detours ... sometimes you never know where you're going to end up ... but it's always a load of fun.
    Your "Eye Spy" photos are great!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

  7. what great reds today! love the barn!

  8. I would have tried to get inside of the building! Years ago, you could venture onto abandoned property and explore, but now you risk getting shot!

  9. Great photos! You have quite the eye!! Love them!

  10. I love rustic settings like that. So glad you trespassed so that this building can be preserved in Bloggerville forever!

  11. Wow what terrific photos. Wouldn't you love to know the story behind those buildings. I guess the saying is true "If only walls could talk"
    Happy Rednesday
    Mimi :)


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