Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Thankful for their growing...

Always thankful for our kids - (L) first day of school, kindergarten and second grade; (R), the high schoolers reprising their classic steps nine years earlier...see WW and WW

First day of school, 30 August 1995
Nine years later...much bigger!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Whimsical Windows - Cute Cousins


We are all fans of windows, doors and cute kids. So, for this installment of Toby's Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors,  I revert all the way back to 1995/96 and peripheral views of suburban window styles behind cute smiling cousins. Thus the smiles are the gateway to non-descript windows on houses and garage doors. Perhaps this stretches the definition of windows...but not whimsical :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday - Shadowy Summer 1999


As Shadow Shot Sunday 2 arrives at a change of season to folder days, I offer a shadowy look back to a family vacation in the Summer of 1999 to touristy venues in Groton Connecticut. These memories were from at the USS Nautilus Museum at the US Navy Sub Base. Our daughter (then age 10) and son (age 8) are standing alongside the prop/screw of the first nuclear submarine, the decommissioned USS Nautilus on a nice day...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Remembering

Last Tuesday was Veterans Day (US) and Remembrance Day. In our small town of Ansonia CT,  it was commenerated with speech, essay and song. Afterwards, the wreath silenced the mighty monuments as we reflect on service and loss...see WW and WW


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday - Vineyard Views

For Shadow Shot Sunday 2, I look wistfully at autumnal views of sun and at least warm looking days as Winter approaches. Not that is has been as cold as it is in the US Midwest, but I just know it will be cold and snowy at some point, so memories (and fleece) will have to do! This is on the driveway to the Savino Vineyards, a mere two miles from our home in Woodbridge. Stone walls, vines about to shed their leaves, foliage and shadows offer a bucolic view of a lovely place on a beautiful day...