Monday, July 27, 2015

Ruby Tuesday Too - Fire Apparatus

Ruby Tuesday Too prompts us to find items in an arresting shade of red. So how about a restored early 1950s Chevrolet fire truck. With its ruby hue, this is eye-catching for sure, although its previous home base of Moosehead Lake, Maine made me a bit skeptical (moose residing in Maine? ), but a cursory search reveals there actually is a Moosehead Lake in western Maine, in fact a very large lake (40 miles/64 km Long) and a popular vacation any rate, this cherry red truck is a fine sample of our favorite color...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Whimsical Windows - Modern Bell Tower

This week's version of the architectural meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors is here. Being in New England, there are many a church steeple in white, on an equal number of town greens. Yet, a modernist touch can transform the traditional bell tower from Puritan gothic...such as this bell tower outside St. Hedwig Church in Naugatuck CT. The church was built in 1968, and I like the simple lines that surround the bell and the shadows that emanate from it - the bell sounds the same, the style modern...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday - City Hall Concert

Lead singer Bryan Kearney prepares
Soulful Felicia wows...
Who doesn't love shadows and live music downtown? Certainly not I, especially on a beautiful Summer evening in the park by Ansonia (CT) City Hall! In the 2015 Summer Concert Series hosted by the Ansonia Cultural Commission (I being the chair), this week's music was provided by The Bernadettes, a premier club band in the state.

Thus, for Shadow Shot Sunday 2, the shadows and music combine for a stylish post of sun and sound. Covering an eclectic mix of the '60s (classic Motown and soul), the '70s (Earth Wind & Fire, Disco era), I know their songs from a formative age and love them still - as does the band's large following. A very fun event...

I captured a few video's from wheelchair height - the cinematography leaves a lot to be desired...but not the sound!

September, Earth Wind & Fire, 1978

Signed Sealed and Delivered (I'm Yours), Stevie Wonder, 1970 (and to almost give away my age, I had the '45 single in 9th grade :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Living History

Our daughter has always had a fascination with history, and although working on her Masters, is able to get a taste of the past, dressed for 1762 and 1913 at local historical societies. She looks great in either era...See WW and WW

1762, Derby (CT) Historical Society
1913, Shelton (CT) History Center

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ruby Tuesday Too - Cool can and candle craft

The always lovely Patti has created a craft that fits nicely for the meme Ruby Tuesday Too - simple and easy and here adds a nice ruby glow to any tabletop. 

Add one small tuna can, lots of spring  loaded clothes pins, a candleholder and a candle. It is not mandatory for the holder to be red - but why not?!