Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ruby Tuesday #30: Hoosier Daddy Part III


"Flowers at IU"
Bloomington, IN - August 2005 (Click to embiggen)

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I mentioned a few weeks ago that my visit to Indiana University had netted a great many Ruby Tuesday-worthy photos, and this is another of those. I've seen this type of flower before (I believe it's called salvia, based on what my more knowledgeable readers have told me) but never in this deep a shade of red. The light could account for some of the darkening, but not nearly all of it. Obviously I liked it... or I wouldn't have committed it to film. Mary suggested that this week we might want to post something green in honor of St. Patty's Day, but left the "red option" open for us purist types. I figured why choose between the two if you don't have to? So I swapped this post with another scheduled one and voila! -- a red and green Ruby Tuesday.Violence Unsilenced
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29 comments:

S said...

Hey Mojo
Loved all your fun comments on my blog.
I have four arms so I can carry more textiles when in India.
I love that flower we have it here but its a much lighter red color.

Hope all is well!
:)
Susie

Tricia said...

I love that Deep Dark Red w/ the green & white! Very beautiful!

dot said...

You did good Mojo!
Your comments on The World in Black & White keep me laughing. Thanks!!

Ralph said...

Beautiful shrub, the perfect blend of green and red for this holiday RT. I understand red at IU, but green too??

Felisol said...

Hello Mojo,
Just beautiful. is the sage (or salvie - that would also be the Norwegian word) already blossoming?
That will not happen till July in my herbal garden.
The old Greeks said "Eat salvie in May and you'll live forever."
Might be worth a try!
From Felisol

Leora said...

Subtle and lovely, both the colors and the photo.

Jeri said...

Love your photo. My dad used to always plant salvia but I have never before seen such a deep red shade, it is beautiful!

Carletta said...

The red and white with the stone wall all come together beautifully!
You'll have to forgive my not knowing the correct term to use, but I like your focus or non-focus effect here. :)

napaboaniya said...

Nice contrast between the white red and green, Christmas scenes are filling my head up.

There's problems with blogger pre-post?

Shinade said...

Hi Mojo,
I love your comments too. you just have a way to make everyone's day a little brighter.

And I love this crawling blossom. I am wondering if it is some type creeping Phlox?

Whatever it is...it's fantastic!!

Jackie:-)

Robin said...

I like the contrast between the deep colors of the plant and the pale wall. That wall's got great texture too.

Shinade's comment made me laugh - creeping Phlox sounds like a disease!

luna miranda said...

the dark red, green and white are wonderful combination.

EastCoastLife said...

I have never seen this shade of red in Salvia flowers. Could there be a corpse buried under it? haha....

Shadow said...

i don't know that flower but i do like it! very pretty!

Eaton Bennett said...

We have Salvia here too, but I have never seen any in this rich ruby color. I couldn't say whether it's good to eat, but I reckon Felisol would know about such things. :)

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful flowers! I also tend to get some trouble naming them and leave it to the viewer most of the time ;). Best wishes.

Harold said...

I've never seen those flowers before...white and red together they look beautiful!

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spiCes said...

i see red and green! perfect!:)
my RT

Daryl said...

Nice shot .. it however looks more like the Italian flag.. red, green, white ...

Dianne said...

it does look like the Italian flag ;)

it is a beautiful shot, love the way the color compliment each other

Columbo said...

Awesome posting for Ruby Tuesday/St. Patrick's Day. Great red and great green. Have a good day.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

oh i grow Salvia but they are much taller this looks like it is creeping on the rock so nicely or maybe it is your trick photography:)
I love all the Irish greenery today - come see all mine I am very Irish. thanks for sharing

maryt/theteach said...

This post works so well, Mojo! Are you still having trouble with scheduling? I have to check if I am...Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Amber Star said...

Happy St. Patty's day. Lovely flowers and dianthus is growing here now and it is very red.

storyteller said...

This is a new plant for me but it's a lovely mix of red and green isn't it? Mine's at Small Reflections today.
Hugs and blessings,

Tink *~*~* said...

The garden does seem to be the place to find green and red together :)

Happy Tuesday,
Tink *~*~*

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Lila said...

Thanks for your visit earlier this week. I love scarlet salvia. My mom used to grow huge quantities of it, but not this deep a red. Must be a new cultivar. She used to grow it with blue ageratums at the base. Nice Ruby Tuesday post.

Sara Chapman said...

Now it sees me as me. Have a great day. Sara

Sunshine said...

That is a lovely deep red!

Happy RT!