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I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for this week's T Stands For challenge found here, for which I am late, but I will explain why below.
This is my summation of the past week:
Those are photos of Teddy looking at the water during our trip to Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan, CT a few weeks ago. Teddy and I enjoy the tranquility of water settings.
The reason I'm late posting this week is because I needed a ticket into this week's T-gathering, and unexpectedly found myself without one. I had planned on taking a photo of Teddy with this week's grocery store flyer, however, when Teddy found out I went to "The Great Gatsby Mansion" (as he calls it), without him, he refused to pose for me. So I had to scramble to create an art piece as my ticket:
Two weeks ago we had a Great White Shark in Long Island Sound, near Greenwich, CT, and this past week we had Black Bear sightings in lower Fairfield County. They said it is most likely the same bear, roaming through several towns. Teddy was thrilled when he heard about this, and said he hopes we run into the bear while we are out.
Fortunately, unlike Grizzly Bears, Black Bears usually leave humans alone, but they're still a potentially dangerous wild animal, so if we do see one, I'll make noise and slowly back away, like they say to do during an encounter. They also say not to have a bird feeder up, but last week I got a new one, to replace my old one, which got damaged, and intend to feed the birds all Summer.
This past week, I took these photographs of the "cottage" and mansion in Westport, CT that may have inspired the descriptions used in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
According to a recent non-fiction book, in 1920 F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda spent five months living in a rental "cottage" built in 1758 at 244 Compo Road South in Westport, Connecticut, right next to the large estate of a millionaire, whose mansion was on a bay of Long Island Sound. And interestingly, the mansion faces Judy Point, where at least one
house was probably located, just like in the movie / book, where Gatsby
could see the green light at the end of the dock at Daisy's house across
the bay. The mansion still stands, and is now The Inn at Longshore. The property is the Longshore Golf Course. The "cottage" is still at the corner of the vast property. You can read an article about the book claims here.
My photographs show the mansion facing the bay shore, the view across the bay, the front of the mansion, and the "cottage." In the second photo, the view across the bay is Judy Point in Westport, CT. (To the left, in the distance, and hard to see, is Long Island, NY.)
I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for this week's T Stands For challenge found here.
This is my summation of the past week:
Those are more photos of Teddy from our trip to Aspetuck Park two weeks ago. I made sure this high perch was safe before I allowed Teddy to pose on it. I didn't want another mishap of him tumbling to the ground below.
I needed a ticket into this week's T-gathering, and Teddy pointed out there is a glass of orange juice on the table in this magazine photo:
It was another week of mixed rain and sunshine. I was thrilled to get my first photograph of a Bald Eagle at the reservoir. I'm hoping it has a nest nearby and will return every year. I also went to the Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT. I didn't learn until I was an adult that Mark Twain spent his final years living at Stormfield in Redding, CT. Prior to that, he had lived in Hartford, CT. I visited the Mark Twain House in 2015, but unfortunately we weren't allowed to take photos inside, which was gorgeous.
I created more artwork, including an Automobile, Seaworld Starfish tag and postcard, and I had the honor of being this week's guest host at Sunday Postcard Art, with a theme of Stars. If you like making postcard art sized 4" x 6" / 6" x 4" I hope you can join us this week.
The Great Gatsby is a wonderful movie, but I hadn't seen it in a long time. When I watched it this time, I realized the main love story plot was similar to that of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: poor guy loves woman, they are separated for a time, and he returns rich, but she is now married to someone else.
Recently I heard about a non-fiction book that asserted that The Great Gatsby was inspired by the five months in 1920 that F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda spent in a rental "cottage" built in 1758 at 244 Compo Road South in Westport, Connecticut, right next to the large estate of a millionaire, whose mansion was on a bay of Long Island Sound. And interestingly, the mansion faces Judy Point, where at least one house was probably located, just like in the movie / book, where Gatsby could see the green light at the end of the dock at Daisy's house across the bay. The mansion still stands, and is now The Inn at Longshore. The property is the Longshore Golf Course. The "cottage" is still at the corner of the vast property. You can read an article about the book claims here.
Divers and Sundry had a blog post about a science fiction TV show called The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, which sounded interesting, so I created my own blog post with a link to all of the episodes that I could find, so I can watch them online, and in case anyone else wants to do the same thing. And for fans of the TV series Columbo, I have a link to all of the episodes here.