Monday, 6 September 2010

Ruby Tuesday September 07 2010 / Ruby Tuesday 07 Septembre 2010

I am back after a couple weeks of neglect
Je suis de retour après quelques semaines de la négligence

The centre of a dinner plate Hibiscus.
Le centre d'une assiette Hibiscus.

This flower was 23 cm across, it was huge. I hope my hand gives an indication of the size. Despite the dirty hand I was working in the garden at this moment!!!!
 Cette fleur a été de 23 cm de diamètre, il était énorme. J'espère que ma main donne une indication de la taille. Malgré la main sale je travaillais dans le jardin en ce moment!!

 One more look at this incredible flower
Un plus regard à cette fleur incroyable

Some red peppers from the garden. I pickled these guys as I had so many.
Certains poivrons rouges du jardin. J'ai mariné ces gars-là que j'ai eu tant d'années.

Wild Turkeys, These were at where I work. It was amazing to see these, The red is so slight here, but it is in the pic barely. I never seen wild turkeys before this.
Le dindon sauvage, il s'agissait à mon lieu de travail. Il était étonnant de voir ces, le rouge est si peu ici, mais il est dans l'image à peine. Je n'ai jamais vu avant cette dindons sauvages.
 A segment of one of those huge windmills going past my home, and a neighbour and her Shih-tzu. This is the third segment of those things, and there is another that goes above this. Fascinating!!!! 
Un segment d'un de ces moulins à vent énorme en passant devant ma maison, et un voisin et son Shih-tzu. C'est le troisième segment de ces choses, et il ya un autre qui passe au-dessus de ce. Fascinant!!

This is the second segment of one of those huge windmills. I never managed a base picture.
Il s'agit de la deuxième partie de l'un de ces moulins à vent énorme. Je n'ai jamais réussi une image de base.

52 comments:

  1. comfy abode you got there:)
    btw, that's "gumamela", filipino name for that vibrant flower.

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  2. Love the huge Red hibiscus!

    Happy RT!
    Lola & Nora:)
    btw Vacation / Staycation Over?

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  3. Your hibiscus blossom is enormous!

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  4. I'm stunned by the sight of your perfect and oh, so beautiful hibiscus.
    (I like the gardener's hand too.Never could work with gloves myself. I've got to touch and feel both the plants and the soil).
    The size of the flower is beyond my imagination. Hibiscus flowers only bloom indoors by us, and then at most with the size of an egg. How strong must the stalk be to keep this flower from bending to the ground?

    Good luck with your green thumbs! Actually there is no such thing, only hard and persistent labor, sprinkled with love.

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  5. Felisol, I was actually not going to post the pic with the dirty hand. But then I decided any gardener would understand the look!!!!! I hate wearing gloves when gardening as well.

    I have three of these huge plants in the garden. one of which is white. that one gives huge flowers as well but not like this red one. I actually wish the stocks were stronger as they do bend over a fair bit. Small price to pay to enjoy them.

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  6. We've got lots of hibiscus (gumamela) here but it's the first time I've seen a huge one. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I never considered hibiscus as a northern plant, now I know I was wrong! Do you have to protect them from the winter?

    And those windmills are definitely enormous!

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  8. I didn't know they can grow that big. It's beautiful.

    Happy Ruby!

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  9. hi sonny...so glad that you must be feeling better by now...you must be since you have taken these great pictures!
    that is some big flower!..never mind that your hands are a bit dirty from tending to your flowers and plants...sure wouldn't look like you didn't do any work at all if they were lily white!
    sonny, those turkeys are just gorgeous!
    we have a friend who lived on darby road in welland out in the country and the deer and wild turkeys are at the edge of his back yard many times and they are safe because he had a sign that says "no hunting".
    sonny do you know where the short-hills in fonthill are? well if you go out there at the right time of day, you will see lots of turkeys enjoying life and freedom running the hills and valleys!
    happy ruby tuesday and make sure to take care of yourself and eat your chicken soup!...oh that doesn't just sound right for some reason!..love terry

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  10. Thanx Terry. It is so nice that you sent me this note. I think I am the last person to ever see a wild turkey around here. I was amazed by it.

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  11. Welcome back.

    I've never seen a hibiscus that huge. The ones that grow here are all normal size. Your peppers look delicious too.

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  12. really interesting pics- great macro shots

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  13. I've never heard of a dinner-plate hibiscus before. It's certainly impressive.

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  14. The first year I grew these I could not believe it when they bloomed out. I was as stunned as any-one. Most people think they are fake till they touch them. Sadly the bloom only lasts for two days

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  15. you had me with the dinner plate flower!!!
    oh how i love red !!!!

    thank you....

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  16. Hi Reg ~~ I like your find, the dinner plate Hibiscus. I hadn't known of these. It makes me wonder if something that big and pretty could be grown from seed.
    I was happy to see the parts of the windmill. Rather, wind turbine stand. They are huge. We see them on the freeway here leaving the port area for who knows where.

    My thumb definitedly isn't green. I grow nothing.
    Happy Ruby Tuesday. Thank you for peeking in on me. I have been in hiding from RT for a few months now.
    ..
    BTW, we were in Quebec City and Montreal for last week. Things were pretty around there.
    ..

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  17. I lived in Montreal for 4 years a long time ago. I love that city. Ville du Quebec is so incredibly beautiful. I often think that the older parts are in Europe and I just got transported there some how !!!

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  18. It's nice to have your back Reg. That Hibiscus is fabulous, nice colour. How interesting to have a windmill or is it going to be plural?

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  19. I have never seen such a huge hibiscus flower. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Nice selection of reds ! I love to drink hibiscus tea out of the dried flowers !

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  21. That first shot is a super macro!
    I want some of these. :)

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  22. it's always nice to get a comment from you Reg ... the windmill looked really interesting; I wonder what it will look like when it's put up? but it must be going up somewhere close to you as the streets it's goings through are so small.
    My Ruby Redness

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  23. Oh my oh my! That IS a GIANT hibiscus! And I should know, there are PLENTY of them here, I've been shooting them, but never have I seen one that bright magenta and that big! The rest of your post if fun, but this flower is totally WOW!A REAL RUBY!

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  24. Such a beautiful flower. I love the big ones. We visited some the weekend and they were large also.
    My Ruby Link for you

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  25. Love the size of the hibiscus! Great red peppers. Nice to have you back!

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  26. That hybiscus is beyond fantastic. And I wanted to dive into that plate of red peppers. I can taste their roasted flavor: they are the best sandwich add-on. Yumm.

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  27. You have lovely and fresh rubies here.

    Spice Up Your Life with Ruby Tuesday!

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  28. I've never seen a hibiscus that large -- in fact, I didn't know they came that large. (And as for the piece on my Ruby Tuesday post, when I get my photography site up, you can buy one for your wall).

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  29. That flower is beyond gorgeous. It is sublime.

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  30. That hibiscus is stunning! Just beautiful. I'm so glad I found your blog - I'm practicing my French with it! :))
    Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  31. Wow. You're seeing red all over and bilingually, too!

    For me, the hibiscus and pepper take the prizes!

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  32. Wow, what a flower!
    Lovely RT post.
    I also like how you've both English and French on your blog, my French is set to improve on my visits here.
    Thanks for visiting my RT!

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  33. My gosh what a fabulous collection of reds! You are almost too generous (I would have made a dozen posts out of that many pictures!). The peppers look so delicious, they are my favorite vegetable and Im jealous.

    We have seen those windmills going down the freeway -- an amazing sight. I've never managed to get a picture of them.

    It is good of you to translate -- thank you for sharing. You have such a beautiful blog.

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  34. That's a huge hibiscus! There's a lot of hibiscus here but I've never seen the flowers this big.

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  35. Wow, the flower is so big. Wonderful!

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  36. it looks like gumamela to me in our country. but this one is too big

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  37. Bonjour Reg!

    J'ai retourne' a Ruby Tuesday aussi.

    J'aime la hibiscus. C'est magnifique.

    J'aime dindon ~ pour manger. ;-)

    Les poivres sont beaux. Tres rouge!

    Merci pour la visite. A bientot ~

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  38. It's my first time seeing the huge hibiscus. Awesome...

    Thanks for dropping by :)

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  39. WOW! Spectacular flower! Did you know hibiscus is related to okra-- if I ever had an okra blossom that big, how humongous would the pod be????? Like the hand too! ;o)

    Thanks for the visiting my blog!

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  40. @ Patti, Vous êtes donc les bienvenus. Vous êtes aussi ma première réaction français:) les poivrons rouges sont magnifiques et j'ai essayé mon premier à tester le jour comme une poivrons marinés

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  41. beautiful collection of reds....the hibiscus was new to me it so huge....find it so amazing!

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  42. I can't believe the size of that flower! And the color is so intense! Lots of excitement in your neighborhood. Thanks for stopping by.

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  43. Olá Reg! Sua flor de Hibisco é um fenômeno! Além ter um lindo vermelho intenso possui um porte majestoso! Realmente o amor e o carinho que tens para com ela, talvez tenha sido o melhor adubo. Os pimentões reluzem de tanta saúde e felicidade! Parabéns por tão bela colheita! Fiquei feliz com a sua visita ao meu pequeno jardim e adorei conhecer alguém que more perto do Niágara!
    Um grande abraço carioca!

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  44. lovely and vibrant reds!
    thanks for visiting! :)

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  45. we call hibiscus as gumamela here :) i learned something new today, thanks so much! :)

    thanks for dropping by my RT post :)

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  46. Mª Zélia Thank-you for your comments, I am fortunate I know some one who speaks Brazilian !!! I extend a big hug your way as well.

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  47. I have learned something exciting with this RT post. The Hibiscus is also referred to as a gumamela

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  48. @ Patti
    Je suis un grand fan de la Turquie. Bien que je n'ai jamais mangé la dinde sauvage. Peut-être qu'un jour je

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