Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday’s Hunt 2016-2.14

It's time again for a favorite meme, Friday Hunt. I was busy last week with Ansonia's Harvest Festival as chairman of the cultural commission - only four people made the event happen, and it was a great day - but a bit tiring. Nevertheless I am back and here is my post with Teresa's prompts for the week...

Starts with 'N'. I am today choosing New York City in three eras. The first I believe is from 1939, and it is my dad (aged about 11-1/2) I believe on the Queens side off the East River. The next one is from 1961, and my father and his sister (my Aunt Terry) on a building giving another view of the then skyline. The final pic in color was taken by passenger and first officer Patti on the southbound on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in December 2013.

Weeks Favorite. This was last Saturday at the Harvest Festival on Ansonia's Main Street. The first pic is Mayor avoid Cassetti posing with festival mascot 'Harvey' - what a sight! The second is a reflection of some of the city from the Griffin Hospital van, facing dad's Food Truck, a fabulous food destination (think a burger topped with mac n' Cheese if you can :)

I Made This. A few years ago, with assistance from my daughter Allegra, I made a frittata in three stages: sautéed the veggies, added the egg and cream mixture and after it was taken out of the oven and served with a Portuguese red. Thanks again Teresa!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Wordless Wednesday - Bounce House Patron

At Saturday's Harvest Festival in our small city of Ansonia, there was a bounce house with no shortage of children, and this girl showed a few acrobatic moves. The unending energy of youth is astounding to this old-timer...see more WW at NC Sue

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Shadow Shot Sunday - Gastronomic Shadows

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 is back a mere two days from Food Trucks in the Valley fundraiser in Shelton CT that we attended. So many food trucks to choose from it was hard to decide on what carb-laden comfort food would make a great meal - I chose a fabulous quesadilla from Ay Arepas  but whatever your choice, it was a great late Summer event for foodies and shadows - the always lovely Patti is in the crowd scene with her camera high while taking a panoramic shot of a happy crowd...

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday’s Hunt 2016-2.12

It is Friday and time again for a favorite meme, Friday Hunt  Host Teresa provides the clues, the hunt is on and we present our findings. Starting with 'L". first is Landed. On the tarmac of the Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, a United 737 after the plane developed two flat tires upon landing, 07/30/1983. My camera was in my carry-on…
Lighthouse. This one at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven CT, where Long Island Sound meets New Haven Harbor. A classic lighthouse captured March 2011.
Linus McDonald, our furry, friendly, family feline who, like most cats, loves boxes 
Week's Favorite. Yesterday, we went to the Food Trucks in the Valley event in nearby Shelton. With so many choices, I went with Ay! arepa from New Haven with a fantastic chicken quesadilla combo. Fine eating!

Critter. I chose a lone seagull on a building at the beach in West Haven CT. Almost regal in appearance, although nobody bowed or curtsied in its presence…

Monday, September 12, 2016

Wordless Wednesday - Remembering 9-11

The terrible day in 2001 is remembered every year - the simply ceremony on the small town green of Derby CT. The fire department and others in the stood by the memorial with steel from Ground Zero by the twin towers and stones to remember Flight 93. The Code 5-5-5 is rung from a bell to commemorate the loss of the NYC firefighters and service providers - a poignant reminder of those who selflessly ran toward the danger...more WW can be found at NC Sue

Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday Hunt, 2016.2.11

Friday rolls around and a favorite meme of mine, hosted by Teresa, is back, Friday Hunt. She provides the clues and we look for the pics...

Starts with K: I am looking at a variety of subjects, and I chose a few that may work well and these are…Kids, Kansas and Kettle Korn (which could have been as a yellow clue)

Kids. First day of school, ours in the jumper and red shorts. Ansonia, CT, 08/28/1996
Kansas. My dad at the CO/KS state line; guess the Summer of 1938
Kettle Corn by Giggles, Ansonia, CT
Yellow or Gold: Although I prefer the warmth of Summer, I acknowledge that autumn will occur, so a couple of autumnal pics (2013, I think) help to go for the gold. Taken by our front door (L) and our unkempt forsythia. Thanks again Teresa!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Shadow Shot Sunday - First Days

The new school year began this week in our area. And no doubt many parents took pics of the kids o the first day. So for Shadow Shot Sunday 2, I revert to our now grown kids first days. To the left, September 1, 1995, our experienced Allegra, already an old pro as she began grade 2, escorts Cameron to the school bus stop on his very first day of kindergarten at Mead School. To the right is the first day of school, Sept. 1, 2004. Allegra is the old pro at Ansonia High School entering 11th grade, Cameron a mere freshman. The shadows indicate a bright future and what a difference nine years make :)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday Hunt, 2016.2.10

Another Friday is here, and we are ready for another fun edition of Teresa's fun meme Friday Hunt. She provides the clues and we look high and low to find said clues. With success I hope :)

Starts with 'J' Today's pic was taken at JFK Airport in New York City. This is my father on the tarmac of JFK in January 1970, just deplaned from a very early flight on the then new Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Look at how people traveled by jet in those days, nicely dressed with the old-fashioned vinyl flight bag on the shoulder and carrying a hard-sided Samsonite briefcase. For reference, I was just a high-school freshman at the time...
Week's Favorite. Just an hour ago, the always lovely Patti captured the setting sun out our back window in the Ansonia Uplands. It almost seems an Impressionist painting, the bold yet soft pastels looking like a just completed canvas in a gallery...
Surprise. I don't know if Linus McDonald is really surprised...but he may have been. Thanks Teresa!