Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ruby Tuesday #8: 'Tis the Season


"Canes Country"
Raleigh, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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I love this time of year. The oppressive heat of summer is gone, the mornings are crisp, and best of all... a new hockey season is starting with all of the possibilities that brings with it. The off season was just way too long this year, but hope springs eternal... as this banner in downtown Raleigh's Capitol District clearly declares.
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9 comments:

Pea in a Pod said...

I love this season too!~ Nice shot! Mine is posted HERE. Happy RT!~

Felisol said...

I am afraid I still prefer spring to any season. Autumn has its definite highlights as well. Best of all; being alive and still kicking.
From Felisol

the teach said...

On with the hockey season! Happy Ruby Tuesday! Great post! :)

Jim said...

Very nice poster (or is it a flag?). Happy Ruby Red Tu,
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Mimi Lenox said...

Happy Ruby Tuesday! I know it will be better than your Monday! I'm psychic like that....

Red Pacem

napaboaniya said...

A very extreme Ruby Tuesday entry :)
Perfect! :)

Catherine said...

First of all,I have had to find informations to know what is the "Canes Country". Hey! There're Europeans overthere. Trying to find, I watched a Hockey player named Brind'Amour!? I can imagine his childhood if he lived in a French speaking state in Canada when he was young
No matter! This is a perfect red banner for R.Tuesday. Red loves flags, banners, signs and so on.
Too late, for me to post. I'll participate next tuesday, not enough time.

Mojo said...

@Jim: These are banners that hang in the downtown are and around the arena. I don't think they really fit either the "flag" or "poster" categories, although during the playoffs in 2002 and 2006 when the Hurricanes advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, there was a Hurricanes flag flying from the roof of the old Capitol building about 2 blocks south (and 1 block east) of where this shot was taken.

@Catherine: Rod Brind'Amour was actually born in Ottawa, Ontario which (if memory serves) is predominantly English speaking. That said, Ottawa is the Canadian capital, so There's quite a bit of French spoken in the city itself at least. Brindy left Ottawa at a very young age though, and grew mostly up in Campbell River, BC. So far as I know, he doesn't speak French, despite his name. The NHL is home to a large number of French Canadian players however, and a growing number of European players as well. The majority of those come from either Scandanavia (mainly Sweden and Finland) or Russia and Eastern Europe (the Czech Republic is also well represented).

It's definitely an international game!

BNS said...

You get the award this week for the "sportiest" Ruby Tuesday entry. :-D