Saturday, April 19, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday - Easter past




For Shadow Shadow Sunday 2, I revert to Easter past and early Spring shadows, spanning the 20 years from 1948 to 1968. The earlier pics showcase my dad and his sister, Aunt Terry on Easter Sunday 1948 in front of their homestead at 1645 Oregon Avenue in Steubenville Ohio. They are dressed in their finery including hats and suits.

The newer photo is their dad and my namesake, Grandpa (aka: Ralph, the Sage of Steubenville) in front of our East Hartford home in 1968. All were dressed nicely in honor of the beauty of the day and the new life that Easter represents...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ruby Tuesday Too - Convenient Cookery

Quick, convenient, tasty with a few reds...

Ruby Tuesday Too returns with its proviso of a little or a lot of red...and I am ready with a few hints of red, and delicious ones at that. We had little time to prepare dinner, so a quick look around the kitchen to make an easy meal. Starting with the freezer, and the frozen cooked shrimp (pink, a derivative of red :), frozen bell pepper strips (green, yellow and red). From the refrigerator, the chopped garlic in a jar. From the pantry for the rice, chicken broth and the ruby goodness of diced tomatoes. In short order, the rice and accoutrements were now a prepared meal. And unlike the others in our home, I added the crushed red pepper to add a hint of heat. And red wine appeared too. The chef purists may disagree with our approach - however it was red, tasty and convenient...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Whimsical Windows - Stairs, arches and doors


For Toby's fun architectural meme, Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors, I offer an interesting take on old yet stylish. The always lovely Patti captured an interesting trip to historic Essex Connecticut and stayed at the Griswold Inn and its 1824 building. Of course, with the wheelchair I wouldn't have been going neither up nor down the stairs :). Cool architecture, portal and inn at the bottom...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

SOOC - Instrumental Salvation

The Salvation Army Band, from Hartford, CT, plays on...

SOOC - Straight out of the Camera Sunday brings me back a mere two days after a Salvation Army dinner Patti and I attended. And we were treated to live music, a Salvation Army Band played before and during dinner, and it was a treat. In this photo, insufficient light makes an interesting effect: the conductor's baton almost looks to be in motion as he leads the eight-piece brass ensemble.

The term Salvation Army band has always intrigued me, as I first heard this when I was wayyyy younger (maybe you can guess my age :) I listened to AM radio in the mid-late 1960s and the Simon and Garfunkel song Hazy Shade of Winter where I heard the lyric (between 0:57 - 1:01 on the video). And there is another appropriate phrase about "Carrying your cup in your hand"...Now I understand better what I heard in 1966...