Monday, September 13, 2010

Ruby Tuesday: Rural Patriotism

(enlarge for best view)
Driving down a country road Hubs and I came around the bend and saw this idyllic rural scene with the American flag flying high above the farm silo. What made it even more picturesque was the field of ironweed in front of it. I was especially pleased that there was a small breeze so that the flag waved proudly in the wind.
Additional maco photos of the ironweed and one with a butterfly feeding can be found on my photoblog. The purple wildflowers in the field take on a whole new look up close.
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27 comments:

Denise said...

Such a lovely photo Carletta, a beautiful image to come across and thank you for sharing it with us.
An English Girl Rambles

Betsy from Tennessee said...

PERFECT, Carletta.... I find that hard-working farm and ranch people who live in the country are usually VERY patriotic... That's one reason I love them and love talking to them so much. They truly love our country --and are probably living the lives their ancestors lived... God Bless them.

Hugs,
Betsy

Felisol said...

I'm a country girl myself, and find great pleasure in the genuine and simple things.
The flag and wildflowers in rural surroundings are just great.

Thom said...

Awww so those were an up close of the wildflowers. Beautiful. I love this picture and the flag waving proudly in the wind is excellent. Very very nice my friend :)

Gwendolyn L said...

What a lovely picture. Great eye for capturing this unique scene. Thanks for sharing.

EG Wow said...

What a cool shot!

Joops said...

I feel so glad whenever I see houses that are proudly flying our flag!

My Ruby Tuesday

Robin said...

How lovely, what a wonderful capture.

Thanks for id'ing those flower on my blog! I'd tried googling various permutations of "strawberry shaped flower" but had no luck at all.

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Dianne said...

wonderful scene!!

Ralph said...

This is a wonderful farm, honest and hardworking. The silo hopefully gets filled up with grain before the winter. The wildflowers are a mauve beauty, the barn set nicely upon on a steep WV hill. The best feature is the flag, furling proudly in a breeze. A total view of hardworking people in a free land!

Life Ramblings said...

great find for Ruby Tuesday!

chubskulit said...

Oh I always wonder what do you call that kind of structure, now I now. Thanks for sharing Carletta.

You are cordially invited to view my Ruby Tuesday at Nostalgic Marveling.

George said...

What a great picture. I don't think there are any people better than rural Americans.

Marites said...

As for us here, it's very rare to find our flag in a rural area. it's really a nice surprise to find like that there.

ilanadavita said...

A nice find for RT.

Linnea W said...

It's lovely...the fence, flowers, farmhouse, silo, and flag. What a perfect combination you found!

@nemonen said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely vy. Perfect photo.

Neal said...

Very nice. I love pictures of rural America.

Auntie E said...

Love these old silos. great find and the flag is perfect for the ruby.
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Janice Thomson said...

Gosh such a pretty weed - is it invasive I wonder...would like to grow some in the perennial bed.

Pagan Sphinx said...

That is really worth enlarging.

Pagan Sphinx Ruby Tuesday

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Thank you for stopping and commenting at Shabby Tea Party. You have some great photos and I must say your first 8 or so music selections are the most amazing pieces. Enya is so hypnotizing and I have always LOVED "Somewhere in Time" ever since the first time I saw the movie of the same name. I'm going to have to go out and get the Kenny G version, I replayed to it about 6 times here, full volume so as to immerse myself in it. LOL I'll be back!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely! I saw the macro of the Ironweed on your other blog and now, between the two, I think I could actually identify this plant! I always learn something from your posts.

JunieRose2005 said...

I love this! Nothing prettier to me than country scenes and the flag adds the perfect touch.

Junie

(I also have a flag flying for part of my Midweek Blues post this time.

I don't have a Rt for this week!)

maryt/theteach said...

Good old RED, white and blue! Good Ruby Tuesdya post, Carletta! :)

Pat said...

This photo symbolizes middle America. So real.

Rebecca said...

Such a classic Americana look. Love it.