Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday at the Orange Country Fair Feeder

Sometimes I feel like putting my face into certain foods.  Maybe not hay but....savory pumpkin quiche, or blueberry-lavendar pie, or my mom's recipe for chili.  How about you?  What foods would you like to bury your face into?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Orange Country Fair

Here is one of the entries from the Flower tent, just gorgeous.
I'm having trouble importing photos from my camera card....UGH.  So the fair photos might be a few days in coming.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday at the Feeder

 It was a grey morning down at one of the beaches in Milford but it didn't bother the seagulls.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fellowship Breakfast @ Chips

Each month a small group from Orange Congregational meets at Chips for Fellowship Breakfast.  It's headed up by Don on the right with the red sweatshirt.  Always good eats and a speaker of town importance.
This is Sal who is one of four Paramedics in the Town of Orange.  Interesting stuff!  I feel much safer now in the event of a medical emergency.
Sal on the left, me in the middle, and Maria Biondi who works for the Orange Visiting Nurse Association.  The Paramedics and the OVNA are housed in the same building and so there is a nice relationship for comprehensive services.  Just another reason to love Orange.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Over to Roosevelt Island

One of the ways to get to Roosevelt Island is by tram at 59th Street.  These photos were taken from inside the tram.  The bridge is the Queensboro Bridge or the '59th Street Bridge'.

Now on the Island.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Roosevelt Island

Over Labor Day weekend I went into NYC to visit Roosevelt's Island.  I've got plenty of photos to show but they need editing so today is a teaser.  In the meantime you can read a little of the history about the island HERE.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Study of Heirlooms

Loved these two tomato's and they were equally as delicious.  Thought of my friend Lori who did an amazing study of heirlooms in colored pencil for her course of study at the Society of Botanical Artists.  Click on her name to see her work.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fisherman's Wharf, Ghiradelli, and the Buena Vista

Just a few more shots of San Francisco today and tomorrow then on to 
Roosevelt Island, Milford, and Orange
 This was a real live guy who would scare the daylights out of you.

 The famous Buena Vista on Hyde Street that offer world famous Irish Coffee.  "The historic venture started on the night of November 10, 1952 (only four days before the historic start and adventure of moi).  Read more about it
Famous chocolate factory, so so good.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday at the Feeder

He didn't look to excited in eating.  But hey, checkers...bring it on!
On one of the piers in San Francisco.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pier 39

 Shortly after the 1989 San Francisco Loma Prieta earthquake sea lions began "hauling out" in the West Marina of Pier 39 in the Bay.  In January of 1990 they began arriving in droves and took over the dock.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay

 Still featuring photos of San Francisco.  Today's post is of the famous Alcatraz Island in the Bay.  The above is a view is approaching the easterly side of the island.
 The light house and to the right the warden's house.
 From left to right, the white building is the cell house, the light house and the wardens house.
 The tour ringed around the island so these are the industries buildings on the western side of the island.
 The power plant and in the distance the Golden Gate Bridge.
 From left to right, the light house, warden's house, cell house and below on the water is the barracks and apartments.

A short history of the island:
10,000 years ago a brown valley until the waters eventually ran through leaving the island.
Native Americans called it Rainbow Island.  In 1775 Spanish soldiers and priests took the island and renamed it Isla de Alcatraces or Isle of Pelicans.  (lot of bird droppings there)  1821-1854 Mexicans drove out the Spanish and then driven out by the US Army.  A light house was built to help sailors through the Bay and the island became and American fortress, civil war prison, and in the 20th century a prison for criminals from across the US.  In 1963 it lay unused until Native Americans returned where they stayed for 19 months before being expelled.  Since 1972 it Alcatraz became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

You can take tours of the island and many of the grassy areas are being tended to with gardens and the like.  I didn't go on the island, just around it.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Scenes from the Embarcadero

 Ferry Building by day
 Pier sitter
 Coit Tower
 Trans America Building
A streetcar named F Market and Castro