Monday, February 25, 2013
Tina hosts the fun meme Pic Story in which we match our pictures to correspond with her chosen weekly theme - which is February Blumen/Flowers. For today, I go back to 2011 and a bouquet of flowers sent to us after Patti's successful surgery. I don't know what the varieties were in the arrangement - however, their beauty with the outdoor lighting (or flash :) falling over them is certain...nice theme!
Ruby Tuesday 2 returns for the week as I return back to last summer in the warm Ansonia Uplands. The floral growth leaves is with leaves of green. However, a little red shows up in the Stop sign, the house next door and if we stretch the definition of ruby slightly, the pink flowers. Little ruby, warm memories...
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Toby is the host of the great meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors - we look for architectural gems in portals and otherwise. Today is a late summer look at the St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield Ct. When our children were in the University of hartford, this olde world building was on the way home fro campus, perhaps 1-1/4 mile/2 km from the campus. One day I drove up from the road and saw something that feels as if it dates back more than a couple of centuries although this complex was actually opened in 1930. A classic European look, a great building in any era...see more portals at Toby's excellent meme!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
|Surf casters, Atlantic Ocean, Jensen Beach Florida, 1 Jan 1981|
Friday, February 22, 2013
Shadow Shot Sunday returns...the fun of scanning old prints is in the memories, yet do I remember the event? Here in a shadowy sort of, I think I recall the what, where and when of this view. The place is in the passenger seat of a Subaru GL hardtop, the place on Interstate 90, Massachusetts Turnpike between Boston and Worcester, the time late in 1981 or early 1982. Either year, it would have been taken with a Canon 50mm rangefinder and most likely a roll of Kodak ASA100 film. Given all that, the sun just falling over the treeline is dramatic and the hint of shadow falls across the westbound lanes of asphalt as the sun sets. Although my exact memory is not so clear, the barely edited print itself is in reasonably good shape...see more shadowy views from any era at the always fun SSS2
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Wordless Wednesday arrives on 20 February...Happy Birthday to firstborn and big sister Michele...See Tina's WW!
|Brigantine, New Jersey|
|1243 Collette Place, St Paul, Minnesota|
|203-11 42nd Avenue Bayside Queens, New York City|
Monday, February 18, 2013
|Colt Building alongside I-91, Hartford, CT|
|A closer look from the highway at the 'Onion Dome'...Photos by Patti|
Ruby Tuesday 2 returns and as I am not thrilled with the past weeks snowy landscape, the warmth of Summer past I where I'll drift off to today...
Awhile ago, a vacation pose by our son at a putt-putt golf course where he poses with a course hazard, a mighty bear, Cam doesn't seem scared. See sensational seasonal or serious rubies at RT2!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
|Cool home on the harbor in Barnstable, Cape Cod|
Friday, February 15, 2013
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 returns one week after our historic Blizzard of 2013, and because of this week's snow and chill compel me to revert to vacations past where escape from the heat (and no snow), the polar opposite (couldn't resist :) of what we have now. Where the cooling water is what we seek, especially children on vacation on Cape Cod, 2001 (L) and 2006 (R). At least the snow is melting ever so slowly these days...
Monday, February 11, 2013
Tina's Pic Story is back - the theme this week provided by Tina is Fences. This iron fence is on the street side of the Elm Street Cemetery or Old Episcopal Graveyard in Ansonia. It is reputed by some to be the oldest burial ground in the US; The oldest remaining marker is that of Rev. John Bowers, a clergyman who died in 1687. I do not know the age of the fence, guess from the 1800s. It is a fascinating place to visit as the headstones tell stories of area residents from centuries before. A fence that surrounds history...
Ruby Tuesday 2 occurs this week after the Blizzard of 2013 - at our home in Ansonia, we received about 35" (89cm) of the fluffy and frozen precipitation. Yet with all the monochromatic white snow all over, a pair of rubies stand out: an overmatched Toro electric snow thrower and Allegra's bold red Plymouth Neon peering out on Saturday. The kids worked very hard to clear the driveway with shovels and the small thrower, school days throughout the state cancelled through Wednesday. Cabin fever best remedied with blog posts :)
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Toby hosts the great meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors in which we looks for portals of interest. As Connecticut is awash in snow, the results of the Friday Blizzard of 2013 leaving about 32 inches/81 cm of the fluffy white on our town - the most from one storm that I remember, and that includes the storm in Feb 1978. So I haven't been outside the garage door but am using the old iPhone for today's post; views from L-R are: through front storm door, yesterday 15:40 EST (snow has been removed); out front window today about and out rear slider door. Roads are still being plowed, so I will stay another day looking outside at the snow...I do hope the groundhog was right about Spring soon :)
Saturday, February 9, 2013
SOOC - Straight out of the Camera - is back and the recently delivered snow is more than I have seen in CT before. Even with two big kids and a meager snow thrower, the cleanup will extend through tomorrow. However, straight out out of the phone shots at wheelchair height from the garage door are impressive as clearing the snow starts to be cleared...The reward for their effort will be roast chicken and mashed potatoes - comfort food a small price for their labors :)
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back, and if I may...I am kind of tired of the fluffy frozen precipitation. But like the post, the memes should be delivered in any weather. Of course in the Northeast US, everyone is taking digital pictures of the fallen snow...
Last night, we opened the garage door and I captured flash shadows of her measuring the snow, which at 9:40 PM measured 11 inches (28 cm)...this morning, I'd say 30 in/76 cm, but cannot tell for sure due to the drifts.
However, as the sun is peeking through the cold gray sky, a solar shadow emerges out the front window. Yes, the snow rises to railing height outside - yet a shadow is still a shadow...
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
|Linus and lazy...|
|Lawn and light|
Sunday, February 3, 2013
|Above the Big Dig in Boston, captured by photo princess passenger Patti|
In the foreground to the left at the is the Boston Grain and Flour Exchange Building, completed in 1892. Behind that is the Custom House tower (1915). The former looks like a castle, the skyscraper once the tallest building in Boston at 496 ft (151 M). Calling them 'distinctive' understates their style. I am unsure of today's use of the Exchange; the tower is the Marriott Custom House suite hotel…for me, the lesson is to have a designated photographer passenger ride along on any drive down the road…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
SOOC - Straight Out Of the Camera - takes us back to the past decade and daughter Allegra exiting the waters of Barnstable's Craigville Beach on Cape Cod. Given her smile, the bobbing on the float in Nantucket Sound was a success...