Monday, January 28, 2013
Ruby Tuesday 2 is back, the mere proviso is red - a lot or a little. Today, it is a pair of chickens - rooster and hen it would appear. Friendly they seem, perhaps an item - a couple who seem to want to avail themselves in an amorous pose as they nuzzle beak-to-beak. They didn't respond to the photographer's queries...
Sunday, January 27, 2013
|IDS Building, Minneapolis, MN; August 1981|
Toby hosts the fun architectural meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors where we look for portals and other architectural items of interest.
This is taken from a scanned print taken in 1981 at the IDS building in Minneapolis - the view looking down from the the top floor, 51 stories up from the street.*
Perhaps there are taller buildings 30+ years later in the Twin Cities - but this was the tallest I've been up from the ground before or since...
*I was walking in those days, but would not likely go that high in a wheelchair these days with fewer options for egress - so I am happy to have been able to make such an ascent at the time!
Saturday, January 26, 2013
|Along Connecticut Route 15 - by Patti|
|Along I-95 in Southern New England|
|Somewhere urban/suburban in the Northeast|
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Tina's fun meme Pic Story is back with the simple theme, we post to the weekly theme she kindly provides. This week the theme is light...I like the idea of many lights at night being on. During a previous snow storm, a picture taken by a point-and-shoot with the flash on, it was a snowy and windy night. However, not just the street light is illuminated, but many individual flakes were illuminated almost as orbs floating in the air. Lots of lights in the air - I hope the theme has been met with this story!
Ruby Tuesday 2 returns, and what offers a bolder vision of ruby than an oversized but stylish early 1960s Chevrolet Impala? How about two? 1960 Impala convertible, 1961 Impala Super Sport both are bold red in paint and their trim with flags and letters in the favorite color for Tuesday and the jumping antelope too!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
|St. Paul Minnesota, Michele, Ralph, Claudia, Terry - 1959|
|Same house, 1983|
To the left, siblings Michele (4), myself (3) and Claudia (2) are with Aunt Terry, and we were on our way to go Ice skating at a rink somewhere in the Twin Cities. The date stamp on the B&W print says January '59 (it looks like that era of suburban tract homes) at our house.
To the right, I fast forward to August of 1983 where I was visiting St Paul. Without satellite maps, Mapquest, etc. I piloted my rental Toyota, found the house and captured same. Both photos were unearthed on Friday, and the idea of a post took hold - the late 1950s memories, albeit faded, are fun...
SOOC- Straight out of the Camera - is back. In Friday's impromptu photo shoot in front of Ansonia City Hall, I captured as well a monument in front of the building. As our city is only 19,000 population, the recognition is important for the locals.
This is a monument to our volunteer fore department. Since we are not so large to have a paid firefighting force, it is the volunteers who risk life and limb and do so while being unpaid. The service of self is very important in the small burgs, a hint of the old adage...
All for one, one for all. A well deserved recognition...straight out of the camera!
Friday, January 18, 2013
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 returns on a cold Friday in front of Ansonia City Hall. We visited the City Clerk's office to have a form notarized and as I parked along the curb in front and noticed the long winter shadows. Since that I had my phone with me, and despite the cold driving wind (and no gloves) I chose to capture the beautiful old building under the long southern sun...
The captures in are shadowy indeed, the stout and frigid breeze a small price to pay. I started the van via the remote start to have it warm inside upon my return...See more shadowy art at SSS2
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Lakeside wedding in white...Tina is back, and so is her fun meme Pic Story. We post per the weekly theme she kindly provides, with this week is White
What is more white than a wedding dress? This view is from a wedding reception we attended in 2004. The flash was off so the available light is muted, but the bride in the white dress still stands out...white is a nice theme, although I choose to ignore the obvious winter white of snow :)
Sunday, January 13, 2013
|Across from the cathedral along the Trankgasse in Köln, August 1982|
Saturday, January 12, 2013
|Under the I-93 bridge from the Somerville side of the span...|
|Southbound to Boston and the Big Dig|
Friday, January 11, 2013
|The rewarding morn after the snowstorm. 27 Jan 2011|
|Snow, sun, shadow - a trifecta. 27 Jan 2011|
I may be a fan of a four-season climate, but not necessarily one of the cold and snow. The current winter is a bit warmer and not as snowy as this year. So for this Shadow Shot Sunday 2, I am commuting back in in time to 2011 where we received way more snow, as these pictures attest. These pictures have been seen before, yet the untouched blanket of snow under a brilliant sun is pure white with the dappled shadows intruding nicely. Tonight, it is raining - not nearly so attractive. The snowy scape is much nicer looking if not so nice to live with...see seasonal shadows at SSS2!
Monday, January 7, 2013
|Holiday rubies and more, 24 December 2012, East Hartford, CT|
Ruby Tuesday 2 returns as the Christmas holiday season has now passed. Since ruby predominates during that season, one more peek at December decorations might be in order :)
The day is Christmas Eve, 24 December at the family get together at my sister's house in East Hartford. Inside the house, gifts, food, children and this table of holiday items: the ornament tree, the angel and the lamp from the movie A Christmas Story. A fun trio of style. See more ruby from any/all seasons at the fun RT2!
Sunday, January 6, 2013
|The refurbished Colt Armory along Interstate 91 in Hartford Connecticut, 2010. Photo taken by Patti|
|The blue onion dome at the Colt Armory|
Armaments are no longer being produced there, and much of the building has been renovated inside for rentals as office space and expensive apartments, both receiving the benefit of huge windows with lots of solar brilliance to filter through. Happily the building with its blue dome lives still…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 returns and since it is winter in our four-season climate, it is cold outside again. Time to turn the clock back to the summer of 2010, and a revised remake of an SSS post from back then - with more knowledge of editing photos in this blogging format...the subject today is the wheelchair ramp on my Grand Caravan from closing up in sequence, from ramp out to fully folded and the door closing. The photos were taken in a parking lot/car park surrounded by shady and shadowy trees...contrasted on the left to a snowy night recently, I feel warmer already! Happy SSS2...