Tuesday, September 2, 2014

WW - Children and Sprinklers

It is the end of summer now, and the kids have grown a lot since 1995. Yet, when small, a sprinkler on a hot day is all the fun they needed...
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Whimsical Windows - Labor Day movement mystery

Toby's fun meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors is back the day before Labor Day in the US and Canada (Labour Day?) and windows are peripheral to the scene which is a mystery to me. So I guess that this pic of my day amidst a labor type event in Steubenville in 1938 with my father, aged nine. Dad looks winsome as that man in white looks irritated withe my photographer grandfather (I assume the guy kept walking...). Of course in front of the building's windows and doors is a labor demonstration of a sort with the FDR era NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) signs displayed. Who was Clyde Armstrong and why the demonstration on a hot Summer day? These are myriad mysteries - however I enjoy the look back at this long ago event...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Bored Bear, Hot Day

The year is 1983 and here is a bear in Omaha that is not fazed by the blazing Nebraska heat (100°F/ 38°C), taking it easy as the zoo visitors are sweltering while staring at a cute bruin...see WW and WW

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Whimsical Windows - Church Quilts

Toby's fun meme, Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors is back amidst tough times in Israel - unguided rockets are terrorizing. We hope, and (yes) pray for inhabitants who never seek wartime conditions but are forced to live through them...

We are inside the normally austere Puritan style and white Seymour (CT) Congregational Church. The view inside is less severe with Patti's capture of the quilts made by church members draping the railings along the balcony railings. Red, white and blue knitted masterpieces adorn the sanctuary - an fine antidote to Puritan sensibilities :)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday - Summer Soul



Wednesday was another of in Ansonia's the Summer Concert series. As the music began at 7:00 PM on this beautiful evening, a favorite lighting effect from the late day sun falls upon the scene. And leaves a perfect set Shadow Shot Sunday 2.

The pics on the top have an orange-yellow hue on the sound check, performance and setup. The band is The Bernadettes, a New Haven based Soul/R&B/Oldies band that offers a fabulous performance an eclectic mix of soul and shadows. Patti captured the photos and the concrete dance floor was soon filled. A great way to end the day...I had a bit of space left on an old Flip camera and was able to capture the band singing Mr. Big Stuff, Jean Knight's 1971 hit. I was in tenth grade all those decades ago - I'll let the reader guess my age with this info - I'd probably never admit it otherwise :)