Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday --- Christmas Red part 2

We made the ninety minute drive to visit the Old Salt's brother for Christmas. We spent the night and traveled home late the next afternoon. With the cruse control set at seventy, we were making good time on Interstate 70 when I saw sometime odd on the side of the highway. It went by so quickly I didn't have time to take a photo even though the camera was in my lap. I ask the Old Salt to get off at the next exit and travel back down the outer road so that I could get a better look and a few photographs.

This evergreen tree grows on the side of the highway between the east bound lanes and the south outer road. Someone had decorated it for the holidays with some sparkly tinsel garland and a big red bow. Not something you would expect to find on a busy interstate highway. I took this photos from the outer road looking across the divided lanes of the highway. I would love to know who went to all this effort when there is not a single house in the area of the roadway.

This is my Christmas Tree for this year. I posted this earlier this month but wanted to share it with all those who follow the memes devoted to the color red. The only color on my tree comes from lots of red birds.

Lastly, I wanted to share this shot of my eighty-five year old mother, giving her thumbs up to the christmas gift she received this year from her secret pal at our family Christmas party. She has thirteen children and is the matriarch of a family that will soon be going into triple digits.

I am linking this post to Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday.

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 Tuesdayand Sue and her friends from Rednesday


  1. Love the trees, but I must admit the photo of your mother and her happy, smiling face was priceless!!

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  2. That tree was a sweet gift to all the travelers. Your mothers sweet smile made my day too. What a lovely lady.

  3. Lovely trees.. Your mom looks good for an 85 year old. THere 13 of you. I am the youngest of 7.
    Happy Holidays.

  4. Your mother looks like so much fun! Lucky you (and all your siblings as well!!)

    Somebody went to a lot of work to decorate that little tree -- pretty cute. Good for you and Old Salt for going back for the picture.

  5. Your mother is beautiful and looks like she would be lots of fun to be with. Tell her hello for me. The trees are so pretty too. Blessings, Vicky

  6. I love seeing unexpected things like that decorated tree on the side of the road! There's a stretch of road in Indiana where someone goes to the trouble of planting a sunflower every few yards, every year. Put's a smile on my face as we drive to the Covered Bridge Festival every year!
    Happy REDnesday!


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