Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Snow Day Scene

It's snowing this morning - and our 12in/30cm of powder is being plowed by Ansonia Public Works quite nicely...see WW and WW


Monday, January 26, 2015

Whimsical Windows - Milling about

For Toby's Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors, we look at interesting portals and at other architectural details of note - perhaps including doors, windows and...blades? Here we do - there are windows on this Paris landmark captured by the always lovely Patti. The famous windmill at Moulin Rouge, shapely and colorful, with gold tinted windows upstairs. I was advised that this sits in the red light district, and it would be better to travel in a group should you go beyond the landmark - which I would not attempt, thank you :)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

SOOC - Tricolour in the Mist


Daughter Allegra captured one of my favorite pics ever - even isn't one of hers. So I am making it the subject for Straight Out of the Camera (SOOC). It was taken in Paris in February 2004 on a cold and gray day, nearly devoid of color...except for the French Tricolour flying proudly on thee building to the left. In a sea of gray, the simple red, white and blue stands out very well!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday - School Project

Given the old pics I am rediscovering on my old family photo archiving project, my post for Shadow Shot Sunday 2 takes me back. The year is 1999, and daughter Allegra's presentation of her fifth grade project at Ansonia's Willis School. She chose as her subject the Canadian Provence of Prince Edward Island. Specifically, her interest in the island stemmed from her love of the six Anne of Green Gables books she had read by then. Of course, slight shadowy lighting descends upon he project board - and we parents were happy that she chose a literate project...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Crossing the Eras

A beautiful shot by the always lovely Patti - the Iconic Brooklyn Bridge (1883), taken by chance along the Brooklyn side of the East River - the modern skyline will never dwarf the most beautiful bridge ever...see WW and WW