Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

Let's turn the color heat up a notch.  Maybe Ruby Tuesday red will brighten up the rain gloom. 


The other day, I found these husks on the sidewalk where they'd fallen from the copper beech tree above.  No beechnuts, though.  I guess the squirrels were busy before I got there.


I've never seen these on the ground before and the tree's been there for years.  I thought they were quite beautiful in their shape and color.

If you need more reds, visit Mary T right here.

10 comments:

fabricfan said...

I haven't seen these before either. They are really neat.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hi Stephanie. Those are lovely Fall reds and your post inspires me to look for more right here now (the rainy season has started here) instead of combing my photo files for a summer picture.

Ginny said...

Really interesting! It reminds me of the chestnuts I posted! So these are beechnut pods? I don't see any beechnuts in the store, is there another name for them? They are a pretty color, guess the squirrels have to wait for them to open on their own, what with all those prickers!

Robin said...

How unusual (at least for my part of the world), they look almost alien.

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EG Wow said...

I agree that they are beautiful. I wonder if the tree has just gotten old enough to produce nuts now.

Peg said...

Intriguing, lots of texture in that second one.

Mimi said...

We've loads of these on our road too, though not with this rich colour- these ones are beautiful, and the white background shows them perfectly.
I didn't know the name of the tree, so thanks for that, Stephanie. They kind of remind me of lychees.
The squirrels must have had a right feast.

Marites said...

they look like our rambutan..must be the same specie. Some critters must've gotten to them first. happy week ahead!

anjoe playhouse said...

They are very decorative - and with autumn red :)

Rudee said...

I wonder if they could be brined and made into a dye? It would make a beautiful color.

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