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 :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Soaring Sunrise

An early winter morning's sunrise is always a treat...2 January 1981, about 6:45 AM over North Carolina on a Delta 727, flight 674...
cold day, warm sunrise! See Create w/Joy

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday - Egress

1989 Dodge B250, 21 April 1996
1998 Ford E150, 10 March 2010
2008 Grand Caravan, current steed
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 prompts us to look for shadows, often in unique views. Since I use a power wheelchair for ambulation and driving*, I need egress into said vehicle to traverse the land. Since 20 April 1996, there have been three trusty steeds to allow me to do so. How to enter each vehicle is by lifts and ramps, and with the doors opened on a sunny day, shadows add a pleasant effect to each otherwise utilitarian van conveyances, a 1989 Dodge B250, 1998 Ford E150 and the current 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan, all outfitted for wheelchair entry. Shadows add style to functionality...

*- The light blue 1989 Dodge gives a clue to how I enter all of the vans: the driver's seat turns 90° and I line the chair alongside the driver's seat, turn it back 90° to face the steering wheel and drive (sort of) 'normally'...whatever that means :)