Saturday, July 21, 2018

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 - The day begins anew


The always lovely Patti captured these early Thursday, a beautiful morning of brilliant sun and yet modest temps (66°F / 19°C) and low humidity. And of course, shadows! Which makes them perfect for Shadow Shot Sunday 2! Have a great week hopefully full of sun and shadow!

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Weekend Roundup, 'C'

It is Friday so time for another round of a favorite meme, The Weekend Roundup, hosted by Tom. We are working with the third letter of the alphabet this week as I offer a varied look...

Starts with 'C'. I chose for the first example as Continental Divide. That's my father, the year I believe is 1938.
There is Chili, and here are the three steps in a pot of chili we make occasionally. I like the onions, celery and peppers to be sautéd first, otherwise add it all together. Delicious either way :)
I enjoy a good seafood Chowder (chowdah in Boston). Perfectly for us today, this was enjoyed at Copper City Cafe in Ansonia!
For Couple, how about a Couple of Children? First day of school 2005, grades 12  (Allegra) and 10 (Cameron). Have a great week!

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Weekend Roundup, 'B'

It is Friday so time for another round of a favorite meme, The Weekend Roundup, hosted by Tom. We are working with the second letter of the alphabet this week and we traverse a bit of history while doing so...

Starts with 'B', and a favorite, is Brothers. I hadn't seen my brother Chris (CP) in ages. He is USAF retired and lives in Utah and our paths rarely cross until a family wedding on June 30 where we were captured at the reception. CP is seated behind...

Of course, we Brothers were captured in the past too. Left is Jan. 1, 1983 when he completed basic training. To the right we met again at a family function, July 1992.

Another 'B' takes me back to when I was small and my dad was a travel writer for UPI in New York. An exciting job that paid little alas. However, I'm looking back to 1962 at the Berlin Wall, on the West Berlin side. My father looks so grim in these scenes. Look at the buildings flanking the wall - the windows were walled off so no East Berliner could jump to freedom in the West. A terrible era...
However, Berlin was reunified and in 1991, this sign says so. The American, British and French sectors were West Berlin (the Soviets had East Berlin). Can you guess who took this pic? It was my Brother CP! Have a great week.




Saturday, July 7, 2018

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 - Calcium Cuisine


It is time for another edition of Shadow Shot Sunday 2! Since the early winter, we have been tossing eggshells onto the patio as we have heard that any birds will enjoy them. It has been mostly blue jays but here is a large-ish black bird (grackle? crow?) that seems to enjoy this eggshell that is sitting in the shade. Bon appétit


Friday, July 6, 2018

The Weekend Roundup, 'A'

It is Friday so time for another round of a favored meme, The Weekend Roundup, hosted by Tom. The alphabet begins anew this week and here is mine...

Beginning with 'A' is easy to start with as our firstborn is named Allegra. This was taken in 1991 when she was 2 years old and posing in her grandmother' sunglasses. Yes, she has grown up but we know she was little once...
Here is an Artist who was commissioned to paint a mural at Ansonia Middle School
And keeping with the civic theme, here is the Ansonia Public Library. Clad in Longmeadow freestone with its granite foundation from local quarries, it was completed in 1892.
Here is my take on this week's fruit, a fabulous Apple Tart at one of our favorite restaurants, Copper City Cafe also in Ansonia. Have 'A' great week!

Friday, June 29, 2018

The Weekend Roundup, 'Z'

It is the Friday eve so again time for a favored meme, The Weekend Roundup, hosted by Tom. The 26th letter is featured, and I see it in the beginning - and within a word or two. So let's begin!

To start with 'Z', I have chosen Zois Pizza in Seymour , CT.
A 'Z' located within is the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston. I love the wishbone towers and its style is amazing!
And buried further within, I chose Blizzard. This was the biggest I've ever seen in Southern CT and here is the aftermath of the Feb. 8, 2013 storm. The kids were ready for a few sleepy Zzz's after clearing 40 inches of snow...
Zany. I took a picture of myself in my 'Director's Chair' along the flanks of a 1964 Chevy El Camino. And if it's not zany, it is at least unique!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Weekend Roundup, 'Y'

I'm a day late, but that means it is Sunday - and still time for Tom's fun meme The Weekend Roundup. The 25th letter of the alphabet is featured this week, so here goes... 

 Beginning with 'Y' is Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patti captured this view of more hospital buildings across the street while recuperating after her kidney transplant last year. Her room was on the top floor, so now we joke that she was in the penthouse concierge level of Hotel Yale-New Haven :)
Since we live about 9 miles away from Yale University, I have show two buildings there, both taken from wheelchair height. I like the architecture of the old buildings at Yale.
A favorite. Our daughter met her brother in Brooklyn Thursday to participate in the MP3 Experiment. I like this view of the old brownstones that are dwarfed by the tower of the 1909 Manhattan Bridge. It feels like a throwback to a century ago...
Yellow. This sunset over Derby fits nicely!