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Texture and Color

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This is an old tombstone in a cemetery just up the street from my daughters house in Greenwich, CT.  I thought it was an interesting memorial.  Seems people took an interest in memorializing their family “back in the day”.  Perhaps these days were too quick to crate and burn.  Oh,  I know, save the land for something more useful.  But still, memorials are to the person and LIFE.

Playing with texture and color in these two photos.  Adobe Elements and Topaz Adjust were the tools.


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August 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Jimmie’s of Savin Rock

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Stopped at Jimmie’s in the Savin Rock section of West Haven Connecticut when I up north in June.  Although the current restaurant has been up for several decades, it’s a stark change from the Hot Dog stand of the 50s and 60s with Ronnie screaming out “Split Two”!

Two split Roesslers hot dogs, fries, and cole slaw – went down easy the the cold brew.  I didn’t really remember the neon green relish but I guess they always served it.  It’s the hot relish at the Glenwood Drive-In I love!

Jimmie's of Savin Rock

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August 28, 2010 at 3:56 pm


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I wish I could stay here forever………….

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August 25, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Feeling Mortal

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I’ve let life slip by.  There’s a whirl of life going on around me and I’m not really part of it.  I haven’t accomplished much and I the new energy is flowing like a fast train above my head.

All in a row….  they are all in a row…

All in a row

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August 25, 2010 at 6:04 pm

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Nantucket Lite

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Great little shop on Nantucket – stop in if you in the area.

Great place for candles and gifts

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August 19, 2010 at 6:08 pm


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Riding along Route 28 in the Dennisport area of Cape Cod, we came across a “Cruise Night” at one of the local burger chains.   There were a couple of GTOs in the lot.  This ’66 GO (maroon) was one of the beauties.

1966 Pontiac GTO

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August 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Red Sox

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Red Sox

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August 15, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Early Morning Calm

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Early Morning - West Dennis, MA

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August 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm

New blog

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I’ve decided to keep my photography blog separate from my sartorial interests.  I just makes sense – and I can organize my task and content a bit better that way.  You can find my new blog at here .



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August 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm

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My Nantucket Red

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Came up with this cocktail hour offering – attempting to match the color newly acquired Nantucket Reds® from Murray’s.  Later this weekend I’ll put the kit on a model it all for ya!

The Nantucket Red

Here are the mixology instructions:

In a shaker half filled with ice

2 oz of your favorite vodka

2 oz of cranberry-pomegranate juice

1 oz of orange juice (not from concentrate)

Squeeze of a wedge of lime

Shake and pour into a nice crystal beverage glass or martini glass

Note:  This beverage is nice but a tad tart – some folks probably like it that way.  You might consider adding ½ oz. of simple syrup to take the bite off.

Simple Syrup

2 cups of water

2 cups of sugar

Heat to a boil and all sugar granules are dissolved and then let it cool.  Keeps in the refrigerator forever.

Putting it together