Friday, October 5, 2018

Summer slipped away, Fall Fun & Frolic about to Begin!

Huge Happenings Here

at Hanami Headquarters in

Historic Wooster Square!


In the Fall, activity around 
Wooster Square picks up significantly.

Schools are in Session, vacations 
are in the scrapbook and we
gasp as we realize it's almost
the end of the year!

What the H-E double hockey sticks
happened to the summer?



I'll give the the twitter review of
the 2018 Summer here in Southern New England.

"Wow, it's hot! Holy Crap it's Stormy!
Man the boats! Biblical flooding!
HOT HOT HOT! WATER WATER WET"

Fortunately for me, all I could
do is all summer was sit in air conditioning.
(sarcasmly said)
You see, on Father's Day, (June 17)
a tendon snapped in my foot.

Apparently, one needs this tendon to 
walk, stand and the like. So, surgery at the
end of July and I'm still hobbling.

Not to worry Fellow Flower Following Fans!

I've been able to get out on a few occasions,
I still can't wear a shoe, so it's a little limiting...

BREAKING!!! BREAKING!!! BREAKING!!!


Columbus Day Parade

Sun., Oct. 7

Starts 1 p.m. • New Haven City Hall on Church St.  

Ends at Wooster Square Park for an

Italian Festival  with:

Food vendors, musical entertainment, exhibitors, and kids activities.  

Save the date!

I'll be there with a table of
matted photos of Wooster Square,
New Haven and Yale!

Take a look at some photos from this Summer 
from the times I could get out!


Lot's of World Class Tennis.
The Connecticut Open had the
second highest week of attendance
out of 31 WTA events!

Way to Go New Haven!

Without a Shadow of a Doubt,
New Haven has World Class Tennis.

Elina Svitolina Seriously Smacks

Daria Gavrilova 2017 Champion fell short.

Makarova a Fan Fav

Belarus's own Aryna Sabalenka 
wins the 2018 Connecticut Open!

And of course there were birds...

Our Nesting Yellow Night Herons returned
to Wooster Square. Not one but two mating pairs.

One nest had 5 chicks and the other two!



Yellow Crowned Night Heron on Long Wharf

Not to be confused with the
Black Crowned Night Heron!

American Oystercatcher

Cardinal Red


Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Rose of Sharon

Rocket Wooster Square!
(Roxie)

Grab your nuts! Falls a comin!

Everything is Wooster Square is power sugared,
even our bees!

Great Egret

 In flight

Juvenile Laughing Gull


La Amistad

Belted Kingfisher, with a fish.

Snowy Egret

Canal Dock Boathouse

Lesser Yellow Legs

Semipalmated plovers and least Sandpiper,
peeps for my peeps! 

Incoming!

Please don't litter 

Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird
stops by Wooster Square on
his way to Costa Rica.







You never know what you'll
see in Wooster Square!

Don't Forget to check out all the in Activities this Weekend in
Wooster Square! A documentary, a historic tour and of course the 
Parade on Sunday!!

Click here for all info on Columbus Day weekend



See you at the Park Party
or 
See You Round the Square!!!


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Do you like pizza?
Where is your favorite place to 
get take out pizza to bring home?

That's the 2018
Wooster Square Blossom Blog
Great Takout Pizza Debate!

Last year, Ernie's Pizzeria
won Hands Down, Slam Dunk!

Who will win this year?
Stay tuned for your chance 
to vote and maybe win
a $100 Gift Certificate to your
favorite takeout pizza place people!

Don't miss your chance to be counted! 

Sponsored by Cheryl Szczarba, Realtor
Seabury Hill Realtors, Wooster Street.









Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Who Knew? World Class Tennis in New Haven for 20 Years and Counting!

2018 Sneak Peek!


Anyway you look at it, 
20 years is a long time run.

Aussie Daria Gavrilova
2017 Connecticut Open Champion

Once a year for a little more than a week in August
(this year is August 17 to the 25th)
Professional Tennis comes to
New Haven at the Yale Tennis Center.

If you are in the dark,
let me help you see the light.

Last year's solar eclipse from the Court.
Before the eclipse!

If you think this is some snooty, snobby
sublime sport then you are 
suspiciously superfluous!

World Class Tennis upFront and Personal!

The Connecticut Open Tennis is all about fun in the New Haven sun!

Monday Night Opening Ceremonies.

Want action?

Try 4 out of the top ten
Women's Players in the World!

Were talking the best of the best!
Even the Bestest!

Including reigning World #1,
former Connecticut Open Champion,
and current French Open Champion
Simona Halep.

2013 New Haven Open Champion

One of the exciting features of the
Connecticut Open is that it is one week ahead of another tournament 60 miles down the road, the US Open.

You've got players on a streak, players fine tuning their game and others just trying to move up the ladder.

Genie Bouchard, pride of Canada last year.

Once again, the 
Wooster Square Blossom Blog 
has been granted inside access;
being the World's First (and only)
Photoblogumentary has its perks!

Besides being courtside everyday and night, I'll be tweeting live! I'll be meeting with the players, taking photos
and letting you know what is happening
at the Connecticut Tennis Center!



I know that some of you might be a little skeptical. Don't be. 
Take the plunge.

New Haven is Home to Champions

There are food trucks, kids day, Beer Festival on Finals Day, 
and of course the Tennis!

Christina McHale leaps for a point

This Friday and Saturday will be the
the Qualifying rounds.

This is a great time to get up close to the players on the outside courts. 

Punishing Action

Kirsten Flipkins Focuses


Magdaléna Rybáriková


Follow the Hashtags
And

Don't forget to follow me on
Twitter: @BlossomBlogger
Facebook: Wooster Square 
           Blossom Blog

Many thanks to Anne Worcester,
Tournament Director for the
past 20 years!!

Come for the Fun,
Stay for the Action!

Fan Fun Folks!

See You Around the CT Tennis Center
or
See You Round the Square!!!