Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wooster Square Blossom Blogs to the North Shore of Boston

The Hazy lazy days of Summer are upon us here in Wooster Square. The Arts & Ideas Festival is in the rear view mirror & was a great success. A big round of applause for our Wooster Square Neighbor and Director Mary Lou Aleski. Neighbors Keith & Jackie cooked some hot dogs and hamburgers on the Square before the Roseanne Cash concert.  We all meandered over to the New Haven Green and from the size of the crowd and the smiles, it looks as if everyone was having a great time.

A couple of pre-concert photos:

Lauren is manning the grill as Keith monitors meat temps

A Monumental picnic!

Mr. Zippers says: Any Fall on the Grass?

Now we have our sights set on the next fun event in New Haven: The New Haven Open at Yale! Cheryl & I go everyday and we just love seeing world class athletes coming to & enjoying New Haven and all it has to offer. In fact, I frequently see these athletes working out at New Haven Fitness during Tennis Week in New Haven. This year, tournament director Anne Worcester has assembled an amazing field. Even if tennis is not your thing, come out to support World Class Tennis in our area by just checking out the amazing facility that is the Tennis Center at Yale. Good food, great entertainment. Of course, I bring my camera! Great photos await those photographers seeking action shots! Here are a couple from last year!

As I said last post, Wooster Square becomes a bit quiet during the summer. Even Cheryl and I got to take off to the North Shore of Boston earlier last week. Cheryl lived all her adult life in the Boston area as an engineer designing the first voicemail systems. She left Boston Technology to help out her father and join her mother in real estate. Zippy and Chyna meet in the park and the rest is history!  This year, finally the real estate market is cranking and it was nice to get a couple of nights away.  We stayed in Essex, Mass at the George Fuller House, a great Bed and Breakfast. The owner Kathleen poured on the New England charm as we devoured her amazing breakfasts. Very convenient and economical...and relaxing! Check out the website:

While you are there check out Periwinkles, we go here everytime we are in town!

We traveled like tourists and ate our way around the North Shore. We Checked out the Ansel Adams exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, really exciting. Read about here:

I hope you are relaxing this summer too! The next Blossom Blogging adventure takes us to Pittsburgh! Enjoy some North Shore Boston pictures from last week:

Say Hi to Kathleen!

World Famous Woodman's

Essex River, watch out for Green Heads (flys which I am told are way ahead of season)!

World Famous Gloucester Man

While I was capturing this iconic image, about 20 people were painting the same scene.

The Colors of the North Shore...

...are something to sing about!

You never know who you will meet!

Have a great week and head down to Wooster Square!