Friday, October 26, 2018

The Weekend Roundup, 'Q'

I am happy to be back this week for Tom's fun meme The Weekend Roundup. The 17th letter takes a little bit of work to locate, but I did find a few...

My first example of beginning with 'Q' is the is the province and City of Quebec. This is Grandpa below the classic Ch√Ęteau Frontenac, I believe in 1966 or 1967. What a classic building - and guy!

Here are Quilts along the balcony of the First Congregational Church in Seymour, CT
Obviously, 'Q' works for Quackers. Alas, it is not a Quartet nor Quintet, but instead a sextet paddling down the Housatonic River

A Favorite. Without a deep frost so far this autumn, the foliage color is not at all vibrant - this is the subtle color on Wednesday at Osbornedale StatePark in Derby CT. Have a great week!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Weekend Roundup, 'O'

It is a rainy and raw Saturday - and a perfect time to write a post for Tom's fun meme, The Weekend Roundup. The fourth vowel is featured this week and matching it took some time...

'O' is for Ohio. I believe this Ohio exhibit is at the NY Worlds Fair 1939-1940, its Opening year. My dad was almost 12 that year.

My father is older here, then in the US Army Air Forces in either 1946 or 1947. He is with Aunt Terry in Steubenville Ohio, under the Market Street Bridge that crosses the Ohio River.

Then there is Dodge Omni. My then toddler nephew Matt is running by my dad's 1979 Omni O24, my 1979 Omni (R) and if you look closely past my teal Dodge is the backside of my sister's '79 Omni O24. A trifecta of sorts...

And here is the Olympia Diner on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, CT. Best corned beef hash I've had anywhere!

Favorite.Here are two swans floating blissfully on the still water at the Pond at Witek Park in Derby CT. All is well in this peaceful scene.

Monday, October 8, 2018

The Valley-Voice is on the move!

The Valley-Voice is on the move! 2018 has been a very good year - click to see (and share). See the Valley-Voice Blog at, and Newsletter at for more of the best of the Valley!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 - Some Street Fair Scenes

It's nice to be back at Shadow Shot Sunday 2 Last Saturday the city held its annual Harvest Festival. a chairman of the Ansonia Cultural Commission, I oversaw all aspects of the event and was responsible for securing (and approving payment for) the entertainment, ponies and petting zoo. 

Lots of work (and all volunteer), but with the magnificent sunny and warm (68°F / 20°C) day, it was a success! 'Harvey' was our mascot, the kids magic act had bubbles and the music selection was nice, the shadows a stylish byproduct...see the slideshow for more:

Friday, October 5, 2018

The Weekend Roundup, 'N'

I am back this week and ready for Tom's fun meme The Weekend Roundup. The letter this week allows for an eclectic selection of unique and different views. As the Great One said, 'and away we go'...

Begins with 'N' offers a view of Manhattan in New York City. My daughter took the photo with her phone as I was driving (always a good idea :) on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway northbound. Although a bit pixelated, the expansive skyline and Brooklyn Bridge let us out-of-towners know just where we are...

Sticking with New York City, this is Grandpa on New Year's Eve 1963 (I think) in Times Square. Those of a certain age might remember the BOAC reference...I do!

How about Newborn? This is our son Cameron, and is newborn the correct term for someone three days old?

Near (and Neigh). I don't get close to horses so I'd say this is as closest to a beautiful equine I've been in a wheelchair. This is Huckleberry and he is gorgeous!

Favorite. Patti captured this lovely sunset over downtown Ansonia the other day. A pretty ending to an autumn day. Have a great week all!

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Weekend Roundup, 'L'

Today is the first day of Autumn, but more importantly, Friday and time again for Tom's fun meme The Weekend Roundup. This week's letter. 'L', offered a multitude of subjects and here are mine...

Lake. This old print is the end of day at Big Stony Lake in Minnesota. One of over 13000 lakes in the Gopher state, it is about four hours northwest of the Twin Cities - a world away!

How about Legs? I attempted to capture Patti and co-workers at her colleagues at a wedding a while ago. It was taken at wheelchair height and I guess I lost focus you might say :) BTW, the always lovely Patti is in Blue...

Here is Long Island Sound in West Haven Connecticut

Here is a fabulous desert, Lava Cake. served with vanilla bean gelato, and a lake of chocolate. Yum!

Favorite. Here is a cheap solar light by our driveway with an interesting spider motif as the light illuminates the asphalt. Happy Weekend to all!

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Weekend Roundup, 'K'

It is Friday and time for Tom's fun meme The Weekend Roundup. Today's letter created an interesting challenge which prompted a look into the past at another eclectic collection of shots...

Begins with 'K' gave me a chance to showcase our then non-grownup Kids. This is the first day of school in August 1997, with Allegra and Cameron beginning the fourth and second grade her. 

Key West is another 'K'. Here at the southernmost point of the USA us my Aunt Terry in 1993

How about our King of this Jungle, the always regal Linus McDonald? Or is that HRH Linus?

Kaboom. Patti captured this brilliant ruby red fireworks kaboom in Manchester, Connecticut

Favorite. This is a lovely striped sunset over our back yard in Ansonia. It is the soothing end of the day. Have a great weekend!