Friday, September 25, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday - Shadowy Route

It's Shadow Shot Sunday 2 time again. Last Sunday, we participated at the  CDR Wheel-a-Thon. This was a walk/roll benefit event for a cross-disability center for independent living. Held along Long Island Sound in West Haven CT, the day started cloudy, but in less than an hour, the southerly autumnal sun shone bright and warm (77°F / 25°C). Perfect day and route for shadows of course...taken by the always lovely Patti, one being Allegra walking past a spilled water bottle and goldenrod lining part of the route. Nice event, day and shadows. A nice trifecta :)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Wheel-a-Thon 2015

Yesterday was the Wheel-a-Thon to benefit the cross disability non-profit Center for Disability Rights in West Haven, CT. While it looks like I was leading, I was actually catching up to my team, Daughter Allegra poses and the Long Island Sound murk gave way to sunny skies...see WW

Ruby Tuesday Too - Ruby event

We look for ruby artifacts and such in homage to our favorite color for Ruby Tuesday Too. This view from yesterday was taken at 10th annual Wheel-A-Thon along Long Island Sound in West Haven Connecticut. This walk/roll is a benefit the nonprofit and cross-disability Center for Disability Rights. Red details abound in the signs, banners, flag and clothing. Here the singer sings the national anthem before the walkers and wheelchair rollers beginning their start along the course. This is a nice event for a nice cause and highlighting our favorite hue...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

SOOC - After the 5K Cooldown

We look for gems for Straight Out of the Camera - SOOC, that right now shot that might explain the details of the subject a bit more. Here is my nephew Adam, aged 8, after he completed the annual Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital 5K walk run in June. He actually ran the entire course and here after removing his shirt, sitting and seemingly in thought. Adam looks to be in thought, perhaps with the satisfaction that he succeeded in completing the course for a cause. He is a great kid...

Friday, September 18, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday - Stephen's 40th Back in Time...

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back, and my subject is the 40th birthday party for my nephew Stephen. theme was the the 1980s. You'd never guess his age, being as youthful as anyone I know - and a great guy! And even more a brave soul, as he loves the NHL Montreal Canadiens while living in Boston where the local Bruins fans hate Les Habitants more than any other hockey team (he also loves the NY Yankees, a real faux pas in the heart of Red Sox Nation)...Anyway, the 1980s styles, music and  ambience at the restaurant were perfect for this decade I remember: The generally reserved me wore a Pac Man Ghost shirt, there was also Def Leppard, Cabbage Patch dolls, Run DMC, a Back to the Future/Pac Man/Rubik's Cube cake and the 1980s Weird Al. As yes, I remember it all :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - The 1980's Birthday Party

We attended a real fun event on Saturday, a 40th birthday party - with a 1980s theme. A celebration of Boston resident and nephew Stephen's big 4-0...I still think of him as a kid :) See WW

Saturday, September 12, 2015

SOOC - Dunk Tank (Mayor) Dave

Any oddity we see can be a subject for Straight out of the Camera - SOOC 

If we see it and like it, we take our chances. Here is Ansonia CT Mayor Dave Cassetti at the August Rock the Valley event in our small city. Here happens to be perilously perched on the shelf of a dunk tank, the tank being a fundraiser, and many stopped by to fay their money to dunk the mayor (for the cause of course :)

Yes, he heckles the ball thrower who makes it so easy to take a chance to fund the Mayor. And many did! The sequence follows the sun as it begins to set, so it is a bit dark - but perfectly real for SOOC!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday - Shadowy Kitty

It's this week's Shadow Shot Sunday 2 as we look for shadows in any venue. Sometimes something (or somebody) emerges from and overshadows the shadow itself. Like this very large feline (not ours :) fellow named Jake - and he emerges larger and brighter than the shadow, almost as a tan solar orb. Here kitty, kitty...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Summer concerts are over for the year...

Wednesday summer evenings concerts next to City Hall are done for the season. All Funk'd Up, a  fun Connecticut band, are not just fun to listen to - but for wordless pics too, despite the video...See WW

Monday, September 7, 2015

Ruby Tuesday Too - Appetizers

For Ruby Tuesday Too, we look for colorful, and perhaps tasty ruby red goodness. At my niece's wedding (Julie and Luis), this appetizer tray of fruits and vegetables has quite a ruby hue for the pre-dinner reception. Tomatoes, peppers, strawberries and grapes enhance the platter and leave lovely shades of red abound!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Whimsical Windows - West Village Eatery

For Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors, we look for portals and such of interest - or maybe even historic. I was not able to attend this fine eatery in Manhattan, but the always lovely Patti did. This was taken at a table by the courtyard of One If By Land, Two If By Sea in the West Village. The history shows this restaurant housed in a carriage house once owned by Aaron Burr (famous for being an early VP of the us, and more infamously his duel with Alexander Hamilton). 

This view is great, history, nature and great food (I am told :). I am unsure if my wheelchair might be accommodated and sure it may be too pricey for me - but this is great seating for dinner!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

SOOC - Wedding Pictures

Finding unexpected events when they were not sought makes for nice subjects for this week's SOOC - Straight Out of the Camera. We arrived for the wedding of my niece Julie to the great Luis, and after we parked our vehicle, we saw a picture shoot in process of the couple, and captured same. A beautiful couple on a beautiful day at a lovely hotel venue having their pictures captured unknowns to the couple makes for a nice straight out of the camera memory...

Friday, September 4, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday - Wedding

It has been a week since the wedding of the year (for an extended family that is), and the outdoor ceremony was of a perfect day for an outdoor wedding - with shadows too. 

Thus for Shadow Shot Sunday 2, I return to the exquisite Avon Old Farms Hotel. Our son came up from Brooklyn with his new suit (and being the great kid he is, he brought two new ties for the new suit and let his mom pick the tie :) and the always lovely Patti and our daughter with their new dresses. 

So while I looked for shadows, I found a few...what a great day, and congrats to the lovely newlyweds Julie and Luis!