Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday - Warm Ansonia Welcome



Shadow Shot Sunday, by Tracy in warm (and hopefully dry) Brisbane, reappears on this end-of-winter, change-the-clock time. The daylight savings time adds a psychological lift to our spirits, as the days of longer light will look and perhaps even feel warmer.


However, the scene today is not in the present tense, my imagination is not that active. This was taken a few summers ago, the scene the town line on the island at the junction of Marshall Lane and Schumaker Drive in Ansonia. (Sharp eyed viewers might notice my late behemoth Ford van in the background...)


The town decided that a proper warm welcome should be provided to those drivers entering our small city. And on a warm day in August, the green grass and shade has the look and feel of comfort, a calm sultry day. See the shadowy world at the most excellent Hey Harriet!


23 comments:

Millie Price said...

i find myself coveting spring while looking at your photo!

BLOGitse said...

Ansonia - son of agnes...Interesting name.
Happy Sunday from Casa - from next Sunday I'll post from Helsinki....

frayedattheedge said...

Lovely to see all the greenery, on a day when snow has returned to us!

Miss Becky said...

Ralph, you've really made my day with this image. this is Americana at its best. and such a lovely garden. I know precisely what kind of day this was, and they're the best. thanks for sharing! happy SSS and have a great week Ralph.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love all the green! What a delightful welcome! Terrific capture for any day, but particularly on one like ours here in the NW! I wish I were enjoying some of that dry warmth, just like everyone else!! Hope you have a good weekend, Ralph, try to stay warm and dry!

Sylvia

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

How's the most coolest bro in bloggysphere? Hope everything's OK.

Oh... am drooling with the sunny hot day.

Photos really give us many ideas and feel in it too, right? Loving the ambiance of this city. Calm and neat.

Enyoy the w/end bro!

x0x0

Alissa Nicolau said...

That is a nice and welcoming site! And thank you for the nice words in my comments. You are very thoughtful.

sue said...

Certainly looks welcoming Ralph. Thanks for visiting me on the rail trail - I've added a kilometres to miles conversion now! Have a good week.

EG Wow said...

Thanks for the reminder to change my clocks, Ralph! I'm sure one more hour of light in the evening will lift my spirits. :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Very welcoming sign Ralph, and a reminder to you all that Summer is not far away.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Ralph I love this shot ! As a gardener I am lusting over those gorgeous hosta and sedum .. GREENERY has seduced me totally: )

Hey Harriet said...

It's a lovely and warm welcome to Ansonia! All of the greeney is so pretty! Have a great week Ralph!

Patti said...

This is a nice photo of a warm and pleasant day, Ralphie.

And yes, I do remember your (our) van. tee hee

Looking forward to the extra hour of daylight.

Greyscale Territory said...

A lovely sign in a beautiful little garden setting! What a welcome to your world!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Now I must say this....it is most definitely a beautiful sign of welcoming us all.

My Shadow Shot Link BOARDWALK along the wildlife refuge

Dianne said...

pretty scene

Joan said...

All things are starting to bloom around here. Beautiful blossoms in the almond orchards a couple of weeks ago. Love it!

fredamans said...

Beautiful shadows! Looks like a nice town!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/03/shadow-shot-sunday.html

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Boy am I late getting back to everyone...gimme a little springlike weather and I run amuck! I'm in the shop YAYYYY...cleaning lady bugs and woolly worms from the floor and rearranging...ahhhh, paradise, FINALLY...have a great week Ralph(really)...ha!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Wish we could have that nice weather right now.

My Shadow post, have a great week ahead.

sarayutouched said...

here, here ralph...i was just saying how nice it is for it to be 5:30 and it doesn't look anywhere close to being dark out yet. yeah spring.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Lovely! I'm ready to see some of those green plants spring back to life!! Hope you had a good weekend Ralph :)

Paula Scott said...

Too sleep deprived yet to enjoy the psychological shift! But, that will come as I catch up to the change!