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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Halloween Witch Flag - Photograph

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I decided to hang this outdoor flag inside my recently painted Living Room, to include as part of the Halloween decorations that I put on display every year. None of the colors in this photograph are quite right: the curtain is white, and the border of the flag is a Halloween purple.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Living Room Painting Complete - Photograph

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My "paint the Living Room" project is finally complete, but it took a lot longer than I expected. There were a lot of nooks and crannies that required cutting, in addition to roller painting. I love the yellow that I chose, but I don't think those photos quite do justice to the true color. It looks like the yellow seen in historic Colonial era houses. The two shorter walls and walls up the staircase are all white, and the two longer walls are yellow, except for the trim, which is also white.

My muscles and joints are very sore from all of the physical activity, so I've been offline while I've been working on this project. I'm behind on artwork, blog posts, approving comments, and emails. One thing led to another, as is often the case with a project, so now I'm also in the process of throwing out junk I've accumulated over the years, so I'll probably be offline for this week, and hope to resume my normal activities next week. (I had hoped to make this week's T-Day Party, but it looks like that won't be the case.)

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Teddy Painting Living Room - Photograph

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I decided to paint my Living Room, but the project is taking longer than I expected. There are a lot of nooks and crannies that require cutting, in addition to roller painting. My muscles and joints are very sore from the physical activity, so I've been offline while I've been working on this project, and I'm behind on blog posts, approving comments, and emails. Teddy claims he has been doing all of the work.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Union Cemetery Gravestones At Night - Photograph

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I took these photographs at Union Cemetery in Easton, CT during the first week of September. One of the gravestones was reflective, from certain angles. I think it is made of marble.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

"T Stands For Teddy, Butterfly Picnic Quilt, Bee Hives, Tea Biscuits, and Tea" - Photograph

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I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for this week's T Stands For challenge found here.

This is my summation of the past week:

Teddy will be serving double duty as my main image plus as my "T-Day ticket" for my T-Day posts.

Last week, Teddy said he wanted some type of washable fabric kitchen table placemat to use as a mini-picnic blanket for him to sit on during our outdoor photo shoots. My sister Mary saw that, and said she would make him an 18" x 18" butterfly quilt, to use as a little Teddy Bear's Picnic quilt.

We were grateful for her offer, and thrilled when we saw what she made, which arrived Monday (Aug 31, 2020). Not only was the butterfly on the front beautiful, but the fabric on the back had birds, bird houses, lady bugs, butterflies, flowers, bees, and bee hives on it, which is why I included the close up detail photo. Teddy was beyond belief with joy, at this lovely gift she made for him. She is very talented, and has her own blog here.

Last week, we had some wild weather here in Connecticut (CT) again. Thankfully this time I was spared the brunt of the storm damage, which hit hardest in central CT. On Thursday, August 27, 2020, there was an EF1 Tornado and Microbursts Confirmed in New Haven County CT. The path length of the tornado was 11.1 miles (17.8 kilometers), which started as 75 yards (68.58 meters) wide and ended as 500 yards (457.2 meters) wide (imagine five US football fields lined up in width). When the tornado ended, it fanned out as microbursts, which continued to cause destruction until they exited the land and went over water in Long Island Sound.

A short time later that same day, there was an EF1 Tornado in Montgomery, NY. This part of the US normally doesn't get tornadoes, so it is very scary when they happen. The CT tornado crossed two major highways (Merritt / Route 15 and Interstate 91 / I91), and the microbursts crossed Interstate 95 (I95), which had to be closed briefly in the southbound direction in Branford, CT, due to debris on the road. Many lost electricity, large trees came down, and some trees fell on houses and automobiles. Fortunately no one was injured.

We seem to get more wind than rain, so Connecticut still has D0, D1, and D2 drought conditions. (United States Drought Monitor - Connecticut)

And in news of the weird here in CT, on Friday, August 28, police sent out an alert to the public about a "highly aggressive" beefalo that has been on the loose for almost a month, in northwestern Connecticut. Apparently the beefalo (a cross between a bison and domestic cattle) escaped from a processing plant, when it was being offloaded from the trailer that brought it there, and has been terrorizing the countryside ever since. Yes, this is a real story, and not Teddy telling a Teddy Tale (except for the "terrorizing" part). Police are now using a drone, to try to find it, and have warned people not to try to approach it.

I went out on a walking trail this past week, but my muscles were still more worn out than I realized, so the hike turned out to be on the strenuous side for me.

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