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... 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Friendly feline neighbor

The sunny day starts with a visit of neighbor cat Libby, a fluffy and friendly feline who accedes to having her picture taken. She got her name for when she was rescued her head was stuck in a Libby's can (green beans or peaches?). Given a nice home now, she looks content...see WW and WW


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Whimsical Windows - Retro Gallery


For Toby's meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors I am traveling back a couple of days to a reception at a new gallery in a cool old factory in a nearby town.

Owner and artist (in so many disciplines :) opened Studio E.Y.E. (Express Yourself Endlessly).

This old facility has the requisite windows to let lots of natural light in to this stylish gallery, workshop and classroom to those in the pursuit and learning of making metallic art...not to mention paint parties. A very cool place!