Monday, June 04, 2012

Hither and Yon

Illness has limited my photo opportunities over the last six months.  As a result, I have not always been able to post to some of my favorite blog hops.  Ruby Tuesday being one of them  I'm excited to actually have a few nice reds to share today.  

These two photos were taken at a antique shop in Plattsmouth Nebraska during our recent trip to Omaha to visit family.  I loved the look of these plates from both inside and outside the shop.

It was almost dark the night I saw these bright red flowers in a yard over on Second Street. I was lucky to capture them from the moving car.  Afraid I have no idea what these red jewels are called.

Last week we made the thirty minute drive to Warrenton, Missouri to pick up a friends son on the last day of school.  This hotrod pulled out in front of us just as we reached our destination.  I wish I could have gotten a few shots from other angles.  

And I have saved the best for last.  At least to my way of thinking.  This is my only grandchild, Timothy.  We celebrated his sixteenth birthday last week with a dinner out.  When this delightful and bright young man was born he fit into the palm of his fathers hand without using up all the space. In fact his feet were almost as long as he was tall.  He  has grown fourteen inches in height over the last two years and is beginning to grow into the size of his feet.   However, he still has to order the largest size shoe of anyone in the marching band at school.  He is currently six feet tall and, with this birthday, his age has just squeaked past his shoe size.  We are all hoping Timothy doesn't decide to catch up with his grandfather.  

Oh!  Did I forget to mention that his paternal grandfather was 7'6" and wore a size 23 shoe.   

Linking to Ruby Tuesday and Rednesday 



  1. Stunning ruby plates, but I really prefer that ruby red street rod. Nicely captured.

  2. Beautiful ruby plates - I used to have a complete set! But, alas, they are long gone! What a handsome young man!

  3. Belated happy birthday to your grand child.
    Enjoying your other red shots :)

  4. The plates are very beautiful ! Nice picture too of your grandson. I also have only one and he is 18 months old. My friend's grandchildren are all between 16 and 25, lol !

  5. Nice those gorgeous plates. Happy 16th to your grandson!!

  6. Timothy is a handsome young man!

    My Ruby, please come and see when you get a chance.

  7. The red plates are beautiful. Love the story about your Grandson. Happy Birthday to him!

  8. Pretty reds and an uplifting story about your grandson's small beginnings and what he has grown into!

  9. Loved your reds today. Don't worry about your grandson, he just has a firm foundation. He will grown into things as he goes.

  10. Those plates are precious, especially because they're RED!!!!

    Red Door in Mexico

  11. Oh I love those red dishes, I had some years ago but they alas have been lost. That red flower is gorgeous. Thats a tall boy, I'm thinking he just might catch up with the Great Granddad.

  12. Hope you are feeling better soon! Love all your reds, your plates are so lovely.

    My gosh 7'6"! My 19 year old niece is six feet tall and there doesn't seem to be any stopping her - she was so teeny tiny petite for the longest time and then WOOOOOSH, up she sprang! Happy 16th to your grandson.

  13. pretty plates and flowers :) hope you can visit my My Ruby Tuesday here.


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