Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

I've never been a big fan of smoke trees - so named because their flowers become plumy clouds of gray when they go to seed. But when I saw this one yesterday, I thought it would be perfect for Ruby Tuesday.



How could a stitcher resist the red blanket stitch around the edge of each leaf?


The Ruby Tuesday meme is hosted by MaryT. Click here for lots more ruby offerings.

14 comments:

Linnea W said...

Interesting...I've never heard of smoke tress. The ruby red outline definitely adds pizazz!

Carletta said...

A nice little ruby find!
Just this morning I noticed mine was showing off red tops. I should go take a photo - thanks for the thought. :)

Heidi said...

Pretty leaves. I'll bet they are gorgeous in the fall. Or do they change?
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JunieRose2005 said...

Yes! Perfect choice!

This is a very interesting tree-IMO- well- at least these leaves are! :)


Junie

storyteller said...

What a fascinating RUBY find! This is a totally NEW plant to me and I see why it drew your attention ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

4 Lettre Words said...

I see the red!

Mimi said...

You're right, Stephanie, it's just like blanket stitch!
You've a great eye to see the red.

Rudee said...

You have such a quick eye, Stephanie. I would have seen it, but never likened it to stitching. It does look like it, though.

Stephanie V said...

Mimi, Rudee - it's a lot redder in reality and the leaves are more purple. And stitchery is never far from my mind.
Junie - I'm still not a fan. I've never seen one with the red edges before - I think this must ahve been a special one. The plain purple leaf variety is very common here, though.

Ellie said...

Now I know about smoky trees - they have lovely red decoration!

Regina said...

nice red

Sunita said...

Of course! Blanket stitch. I love the way a stitcher thinks :)

Connie said...

It does have a pretty edge.

Becca said...

Nature is so amazing. I think I have seen leaves like that before but not known what they were. Thanks for enlightening me :)

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