Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ruby Tuesday #39: "Snowbird"


"Inauguration Day"
Raleigh, NC - January 2009 (Click to embiggen)

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This shot came from our quadrennial snowstorm on Inauguration Day. This garden pick has seen better days, and doesn't quite sit up straight which made it collect an interesting load of snow.Violence UnSilenced
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19 comments:

VALKYRIEN said...

You are so productive Mojo - hard to keep up with you! :) Love this image - reminds med of home during winther! Or spring.....

Thanks for stopping by! By the way; the red flower you wondered about, is in fact a tulip! It had fallen to the ground, hiding in the leaves!

Leora said...

I enjoy looking at snow now that we have none. Actually, I even enjoy shoveling snow, but don't tell the winter haters.

At first I thought that was real, but it's made out of wood?

Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Jeri said...

That's what happen when you can't fly!!! Love the red peeking out from all the white!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I hope it's not winter in Raleigh, Mojo! ;-)

storyteller said...

Beautiful hint of red in this snowy photograph ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

maryt/theteach said...

Incredible shot, Mojo! Wonderful you thought to take it! Happy Ruby Tuesday! You are such a loyal RT poster, Mojo! :)

busy91 said...

I like looking at snow when it is warm outside. LOL! I love the little bit of red peeking through.

Patti said...

Pretty photo of snow with the red cardinal peeking out..I am in no hurry for January to return! C'mon spring!!

Happy Ruby Tuesday ~

Felisol said...

Beautiful picture. Lots of light, depth and interesting curves. I'd say the beautiful bird needs some welding though.
It's stooping over, poor thing.

I've spent two interesting dinners being introduced to the art of welding..thanks to your photo two weeks ago.
In the end I suggested it must be a more advanced art of solder (I know, led is the thing with soldering). My dad showed me how to do that a lifetime ago.

Hopefully the cardinal is in upright position by now!
From Felisol

Ralph said...

A male Cardinal is ever the classic, a great looking bird. The snow on his 'back' just accentuates the crimson feathers. A pairing of red and white is the perfect memento of the rare Raleigh frozen precip!

napaboaniya said...

The red among the whites make a nice color combination of a photograph :)

Robin said...

Beautiful. I love the cardinal's deep red against the stark white of the snow. Very arresting looking.

Mar said...

It's a fantastic shot! love red cardinals, we don't have any around here.
Happy RT, mine is up :)

Shadow said...

what a weight to carry... beautiful though

2good2bee said...

Snow!! Love it. and the Robin Upside down..A ruby op for sure. Happy RT.

Dianne said...

there is something so touching and poignant about this shot Mojo - really lovely

Annie said...

Cardinals always make me smile. He don't have any around here so it is always fun to see them in pictures. Love this one, Jazz.

srp said...

At first glance, I thought it was real.. poor cardinal. Glad to know it is just a pick. I do love the red surrounded by all that white snow! We just got back from a luncheon and the pesky raccoon is back. That is twice in one week, this time in the yard... on the birdfeeder... yes the feeder with the raccoon and squirrel baffle. As expected, that didn't work. I may have to call the wildlife people.

Eaton Bennett said...

Oh, he's all bent over with the weight of the snow, or the world.
A belated happy RT! :))