Monday, October 24, 2016

Wordless Wednesday - Bold Autumnal Hues

Patti took a trip to Sunflower Farms nearby in Orange CT. On a rainy and dreary Fall day, the gray was  offset by the brilliant mums, so many colors. The perfect antidote to gray...See more WW with NC Sue

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Shadow Shot Sunday - Shadowy History


My Aunt Terry has located even more old pics for me to scan, categorize and archive - a real treasure trove of family history going back as far as 1913. For today's Shadow Shot Sunday 2, a series of pictures jumped out at me and given their shadowy content, nice to post today. It is my Aunt Terry as a little girl and other neighboring children in August 1945 on VJ Day (14 August, 1945), holding the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in front of their home at 1645 Oregon Avenue in the steel city of Steubenville, Ohio. Grandpa took lots of pictures, and these celebrate an important day in not just family, but national and world history too. With shadows too...

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday’s Hunt 2016-2.17

It is time again for Teresa's fun meme Friday Hunt. Every Friday we are give clues and we endeavor to meet these clues, so I am ready!

Starts with 'Q'. The New York City borough of Queens is a perfect 'Q', this shot from early 1961 in the parking lot of Kiddy City in Douglaston a long gone amusement park. The kiddies here are my sisters Michele, Claudia and Vicki, the car Grandpa's 1961 Dodge Seneca...
And to keep the 'Q' in focus, how about these quintet of quackers on the Housatonic River in Shelton, CT
Week's Favorite. Now that we have our magnets advertising our Valley-Voice LLC e-publishing business on my van, it stands out nicely. Here is a favorite view of subject vehicle in downtown Derby, CT
Fall/Spring. Patti captured the autumnal colors of the lower Naugatuck River valley. Taken from the hilltop of Osbornedale State Park, the treetop hues are a wonderful look at the season. Thanks Teresa!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Shadow Shot Sunday - Shadowy Gourds

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back is this crisp autumnal season. Lotos of bold colors in this sea of pumpkins and mums - and many shadows too. The always lovely Patti captured and blogged about the season at Bomba's Farm in our northern neighbor of Seymour CT. Too bad the bold hues of Autumn will be replaced with the stark white snow of Winter...

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday’s Hunt 2016-2.16

We welcome Friday, as it allows us the next installment of Teresa's fun meme, Friday Hunt  Now armed with our weekly clues, let's begin...

Starts with 'P'. I choose Pennsylvania, on the old US-22 at the WV-PA state line, the always lovely Patti at the Arc de Triomphe de l'√Čtoile   in Paris.

Week's Favorite: Bomba's Farm in neighboring Seymour, with one pumpkin draped in pink in honor of Seymour Pink Day, highlighting breast cancer awareness this month. Seymour Pink has been a wonderful resource for us since Patti's five-year travel since her diagnosis and treatment...
Whole. How about a whole pizza made with parmesan, white beans and escarole at our favorite pizza place, Marco Pizzeria in neighboring Derby. Thanks again Teresa!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Wordless Wednesday - In Motion

Around the corner from our Ansonia CT home, the new Emmett O'Brien Technical High School was recently dedicated. This delta shaped view at dusk is interesting - my imagination sees the shape as taking off like a fighter plane or a speedy ship being towed out of the harbor. Either way, it feels like it's in motion...nice architecture! See more WW at NC Sue

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday’s Hunt 2016-2.15

It is Friday again, and time again for Teresa's fun meme Friday Hunt  The hints are here and I'll pay more attention to getting my linky applied correctly this week :)

Starts with O. This week Ohio starts with ‘O’, and I have two pics that showcase the Buckeye State…top, this pic was taken by pretty passenger Patti in 1999 at the junction of Ohio 7 and US-22 in Steubenville, Ohio. There is a little Ohio on a sign above. The second was taken at the family home in St Paul MN, my big sister standing aside the Ohio license tag on Grandpa’s 1955 Dodge Custom RoyaI

Week's Favorite. Patti participated in last week’s Pounding the Pavement for Seymour Pink 5K as her breast cancer support group Circle of Friends crosses the finish line - Patti is ringing her pink cowbell…
Eyes. I have always liked this pic of our late Sir Humphrey of Upland and his expressive eyes. Thanks Teresa!