Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wet Weather Went Wayside, Wooster Square Warm, Wonderful

Bright Bountiful Beautiful Blossoms Abound

Since I can remember, since its inception, the International Festival of Arts and Ideas has always had some run ins with a Mother Nature Moisture Motherload. But this year, someone did the rain dance early, leaving the Drenching Daily Downpours Days before Debut.

To put it in perspective, we have had 10.29 inches of rain here in the Wonderful World of Wooster Square this month. That is just under half our total rainfall so far of 21.59. Surely Seemingly Supremely Showery Seattle Shies in comparison with 11.89 inches of rain for 2013 so far. In reality, Mobile Alabama comes in as the wettest American city with a Wholley Whooping Wopping Wet & Wild 67 inches on average per year. So far this month our Mindful Mobile Members have seen only 4.33 inches and 15.27 inches this year. 

We have had some normal afternoon thunder boomers and some showers. But besides that, I believe fellow Wooster Squarian, neighbor and, Arts & Ideas Executive Director Mary Lou Aleskie would rather have this Hazy, Hot (its not the Heat, its the Humility) weather than rain. 

One such storm came through Wooster Square on June 17th. I have been known to stand on the Blossom Blog Perch photographing storms as they pass Loudly Lighting our Little Loveable Square of Humble Perfection. So far this year, the storms all seem to fizzle while hitting our Shoreline Shimmery Square Sea weather. Cheryl took her bike to an appointment and came home to tell me what I had already been photographing. We had one of the most !Amazing! Rainbows for 2013 here in Wooster Square!  It was a double rainbow (too light to really see in photo), and the main rainbow stretched from one end of the sky from our Sweet Saintly Sakura's on Hughes Place to the parapet of St. Michael's. I took tons of photos, here are a couple of Wooster Square Wonders...

Pretty Pots of Gold Put in Square

Heavenly Colors
(See the second rainbow faintly on right?)

Unreal Reality

Beam me up Scotty!

After the Storm and Ensuing Engaging Rainbow(s), Cheryl and I took Chyna and Zippy over to the the base of the Rainbow. And we struck Wooster Square Gold Jackpot! 

Make your own Golden
Wooster Square Memories

If you are sitting there wondering what to do this weekend then you are in luck if you head to World Famous Wooster Square this Weekend and our Home of Summer Fun, New Haven. 

I have 5  great Blossom Blogging 
Fun Follies for YOU!

While I get all of the data Churned in the Blossom Blog Mainframe, why don't you see some of  the
Beauty and Blossoms of our
Wicked Wonderful Super Square

Caution!! Photos contain Extra Extreme Excitement!!
Hold on to your Device Firmly!
(do not swim within 30 minutes of reading for your safety)

Orange you glad you are 
coming to Wooster Square?

Green Goes Gargantuan Greeny!

Nobody can remember the lawn on Wooster Square 
being so green and so lush. Still, according to Historic Wooster Square Association Board Member and Co Chair of our World Famous Cherry Blossom Festival, Charlie Murphy, they would love to aerate the whole Square but the cost is too much.

White Daisies Warm Hearts

Violets Valued by Adventurers 

Pink Nation!

Purely Pretty Purple Power People Pleasers 

Wicked White Wild  Winning Wowers!

Grass Grows Glowingly

Pink and White Delights Neighbors Alike

Cheeky Cherry Cheefulness

Court Street Colors

Color Explosions Daily

Phence Photo Phun!

Pink Nation
Powerful Pink Pulls People Peepers 

Lillies by the Valet

Really Ripe Reds Rate & Rock Super Square

Yellow Fellows
Yellow Fellows Too
Two Yellow Fellows 

Pink and Purple Nation!

Stop by the Square and Smell the Flowers
(and the Pizza!)

Warm, Welcoming Wooster Square

The Crowds are Gathering...

Don't be Single this Weekend!

We set up some extra seats...
(Metro Business Academy Graduation!)
((Congrats Wooster Squarian Grads 2013!!!)

X Marks the Spot for Wooster Square
(its easier if you use your Device for Directions)

Grab Your Stylus (or finger!)

Hold your Device Decidedly

Navigate to Wooster Square!
So easy even Christopher Columbus found it
on his latest Device!

5 Reasons to Be in New Haven this Weekend!

1. New Haven Musuem
Wooster Square, The New Township, is an exhibit featuring
our Perfect Precious Patch, Wooster Square!

They also have a Kids Tour of Wooster Square
 on Saturday, July 29th, from 11:00 to 12:00
 Meet @ Columbus Statue!

Check out these Wooster Square Articles...

2. Lighthouse Point
Sick of the Heat? 
Head to one of Connecticut's Best Beaches,
right here in New Haven. Before I met my wife Cheryl 
(walking my Dog in Wooster Square)
I was technically a Big Beach Bum!
The Beach at Lighthouse is cleaned daily,
staffed by Life Guards and has all sorts of things
for your kids to do like a Super Plush Splash Pad and 
Swings on the Beach.

3. L'Homme Cirque
Acclaimed circus artist David Dimitri performs his unique
breathtaking one-man Circus performs Daily 
on the New Haven Green as part of
The International Festival of Arts and Ideas

4. Dinner at Zinc Restaurant
(Dinner at Kitchen Zinc!)

If you have come to New Haven but never been to Zinc,
then you are in for a real treat.
 Zinc is one of our FAVORITE places to eat in New Haven.
Chef and Co-Owner Denise Appel is featured today
in the New Haven Register by Food Guru, Stephen Fries.

Got the kids and want something more Casual?
Then Head Towards the Varini to Pigout Pizza Heaven!!
Located in the Bottom Left of "Square with Four Circles"
Kitchen Zinc Located Behind Zinc
Has Super City Seating Outside
And the Best Artisan Pizza Pies Period!

Tell Owners Denise and Donna 
the Wooster Square Blossom Blog Sent You!

5. St. Andrews Festival
Wooster Square

4 Days of Wooster Square 
Fun in the Summer Sun!

Located in Wooster Square, the 
St Andrews Association has its Festival this Weekend!

THURS.  June 27  SUN. June 30 2013
St. Andrew Club Grounds, 515 Chapel Street
In Historic Wooster Square, New Haven, CT
The St. Andrew the Apostle Society and the Amalfitani-Italian Community of New Haven continue to celebrate their heritage and traditions.
Opening Night - Thursday, June 27, 2013
6:00 p.m.               Opening Parade through Historic Wooster Square
                                                  Immediately followed by the Blessing of the Festa by Bishop Peter A. Rosazza and unveiling of Saint Andrew the Apostle by Mary Carrano DiPino and Pat Vissichio
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.    Vocal talents of MICHAEL NIGRETTI
Friday, June 28, 2013
5:30-7:30 p.m.        CHARLIE SALERNO
8:00-11:00 p.m.      VINNIE CARR and the PARTY BAND with Special Guest ANDY CAL
Saturday, June 29, 2013
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.     Vocal talents of MICHAEL NIGRETTI
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.    NEAPOLITAN NIGHT – By Richard DiPalma & Special musical Guests
Sunday, June 30, 2013
10:00 a.m.                        Old World Traditional Procession through historic Wooster Square
11:30 a.m.                        Mass at St. Michael’s Church in Wooster Square
4:30- 5:30 p.m.       VOCAL PRODUCTIONS presents a variety of musical performances.
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.     Vocal talents of MICHAEL NIGRETTI
7:00 p.m.                         Honoring the William Iovanne, Sr., Family and the Awarding of the St. Andrew’s Ladies Society Scholarships
9:00 p.m.                         Raffle Prizes
Feast Times:             Thur. 5 to 9 p.m.  Fri. 5 to 11 p.m. Sat. 4 to 11 p.m and Sunday 3 to 9 p.m.

Life is Short! Have Fun this Weekend In 
World Famous Wooster Square
and at the
International Festival of Arts and Ideas!

The Cherry Blossoms
Put the Whole World
Under the Tree

History of Haiku, vol 2, RH Blyth

 Thanks for Stopping By The World's First Photoblogumentary!

See you at the Arts & Ideas and St. Andrews! 
and as always,

See You Round the Square!**

**Want to wake up everyday with Cherry Blossom Goodness with your coffee? 
Pick up a coffee mug on ebay with the World Famous
Pink and White Tunnel to Happiness Wrap Around Photo of 
Hughes Place during Peak Poppadge! 
Signed on the bottom by the bArtist
 (Wooster Square Blossom Blogger)