Monday, October 20, 2008

Red Chrysanthemum

Red Chrysanthemum
Ruby Tuesday

Starting off with an orangey-red mum for Ruby Tuesday. This mum added a nice color to the garden this year, which at first I wasn’t sure about. Like a lot of the mums this year it opened a different color than the final flower. This one didn’t come with a tag so I am not sure of the cultivar. I spent some of the weekend looking for mums and there wasn’t a decent one to be had. I have switched plans and decided to use Montauk Daisies in the pots instead.

Driving around looking for the mums was a good excuse to do some leaf peeping. The colors were gorgeous, yellows, reds and especially the oranges. Since one of the nurseries I visited is near the Pepsico Gardens I stopped there for quick walk around. The color in Westchester isn’t as advanced as Connecticut. Around here I saw plenty of peak color spots. I got a few good pictures from Pepsico and will share them later in the week.



While drifting around the Connecticut countryside I saw these couple of red barns. The first one was in Monroe and while the front looks bad you should have seen the back, completely collapsed! The second barn is from Bridgewater, Connecticut. There were a lot of scenic views along the ridges of Roxbury, Bridgewater and New Milford. I broke out the Nikon 8400 for the Black and Whites. It reminded me of the days of getting some B&W film and going out shooting old barns. I changed the picture size ratio back to 4:3 from 3:2. The 3:2 ratio is what most 35mm or DSLR cameras use. The color pictures of the barns were also shot using the Coolpix.




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17 comments:

GardenJoy4Me said...

That red mum really popped ! I wish I could get my hot colours to come true like that too !
I love to see old barns .. and some how the fallen leaves goes perfectly with them. Converting them to black & white is great to see as well .. sepia is another avenue to enjoy them with as well. Great pictures : )

misti said...

Love the barns! I saw a lot of neat photo opportunities in Texas but didn't have the chance to get 'em.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I LOVE red barns. ;-)

ellen b said...

Love the flowers and the great barns!

Pia K said...

Gorgeous picture of the chrysanthemums, and I really like the red barn too!

Judi~Gmj said...

Awesome!

Yen said...

I always love your photos!~Happy RT!

Ralph said...

The flower looks much like a the splash made when the pebble hits a red pond...

Barn red is the classic color...especially on a barn. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Great pictures but the mums are just so spectacular. Thanks for the beauty break!

Happy RT!

♥peachkins♥ said...

i love the flower & the red barn..

Here's mine!
Boo!

and

Pretty Scary huh? up!

Happy RT!

shutterhappyjenn said...

Great shot on the chrysanthemum!

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Bobbie in Hawaii said...

I never saw a chrysanthemum that color. At first glance I mistook it for a zinnia!

Love the bars, too. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

~Just Me~ said...

I love these shots, especially the barns!! Happy RT!

Grandma Faith said...

Beautiful red flowers and what a cool barn! I like the totem pole, too.

Dianne said...

I love mums - so many amazing colors, just like the foliage

and your B&W's are stunning.

the teach said...

Wonderful Ruby Tuesday pix, digital! You could certainly turn those bacl & white photos into sepia... And I bet they'd be beautiful! :)

Katy said...

The black and white vs. colored pictures are great!