Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pinktober Rocks Here in Pink Nation, Wooster Square!

Wooster Square Blossom Blog 

Supports Breast Cancer Awareness month

It's hard to believe that this golden summer has slipped away, leaving colder nights and colorful days. One must realize that life here on this big blue ball is particularly short, I mean in the scheme of all things. As in life, as for the Cherry Blossoms. For thousands of years the Cherry Blossom Seasons have been revered for their beauty, as well as their hasty, abrupt disappearance. 

In a short time there is 
anticipation, amazement,  & happiness. The Blossoms are not gone, they are reborn. The Blossoms help the tree grow, and produce more 
jaw dropping beauty.

Pink Nation!

"Sweet Sakura's Song;
Blossoms, Summer's Shade, Autumn;
Each year we're still Awed"
Bart and Cheryl's Haiku - 2014

Ah, but Fall. What a wonderous season of Baseball World Series, Football and here come the Holidays!
Pull out the sweat shirts, scarves and mittens! 

Not just yet.

Speaking of Football, on the anniversary of the 
100th year of the Yale Bowl, 
they creamed Army in overtime!*
*(I am told that overtime is when both teams are tied with no time left. Whoever scores first wins... So technically they did not cream them...)

The game was just not historic, good and exciting; 
it was named 
College Game of the week!

Way to go Bulldogs!

Yale followed the next week with another 
big win over Cornell.

This Week, the Eli's take on Dartmouth at home!

Little rainy today!

This dry summer we had here in the East (nothing like the drought in the Western US), is having it's effects felt already. I heard from the birding community that dry summers mean fewer and smaller nuts, seeds and berries. Particularly among the hardest hit, acorns, which Squirrels need in abundance to survive a tough winter. And the Birds that stay and migrate here for the winter, it means less yummies for their beautiful feathery tummies.

Great Grass Grains

So for the sake of our Fine Feathered Flying Friends,
put out a feeder for the Winter! They say just watching the birds lowers your blood pressure and puts you into a better mood. 

While you are at it, put a bell on your cat. Cats have had an adverse effect on our birds 
here in North America.

Unfortunately, both Cheryl and I came down with 
really bad colds for this time of the year.

However, the Blossom Blog Mainframe never
gets sick, never complains and churns out
facts and figures on everything local and fun!

Also, coming up next post:

Advice for 2014 Freshman!

While I take some more cold medicine, 
take a look at some other photos
from around the Wonderful World of Wooster Square, New Haven and more of last weeks bike ride to
Lighthouse Point!

Lighthouse Looking Lovely

Park's Perfect People!

Phuzzy Phence Photo Phun!

Wooster Street Wows World!

Court Street Colors

Teensy Tiny Titillating Tempting Treats!

Wooster Squirrelian Scores Succulent Something!

Land of Ahhhsss

 Holy Holly High, Honorable Hanamians!

Future Site of Fabulous Fun Fall Foliage!

Time Stands Still in World Famous
Historic Wooster Square!

New Haven Rocks...

360 Ways!

Chapel Street

Church Street

History LOVES Company!

Speaking of Pizza.

Grimaldi's Brick Oven Pizza just opened in
Woodbridge, just over the New Haven Line.

Click here for even More Great Pies in the #1 Pizza city in da World!

Grimaldi's falls in at a respectable 
#28 out of the 101
Best Pizza's in the USA
according to the Daily Meal.

Click here to drool over the top 101 Pies! New Haven Rocks the Pizza World!

Click here to hear how Chicago reacts to having only 2 spots in the top 101!

Hey, even if you have "New Haven" style
Pizza somewhere else, you 
get recognition!

In Washington DC you've got 
Pete's New Haven Apizza!

Click here for DC ZA

And then there is Randy's Wooster Street Pizza,
which has three locations up near Hartford,
one up at Storrs, home of UCONN.

Randy's was named a top 10 Family Restaurant
in the USA! Wooster Street Rules!

Click here to Read on Randy in CTNOW!

Click here for Randy's website and read about how he was on Man vs Food!

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Back to earth... living so near to Wooster Street, sometimes just having to smell Pepe's, Sally's, Abate's... just about can drive one mad!

Last weekend, I biked down to 
Lighthouse Point, New Haven.

click here for a map on Google maps!

Lighthouse Point is an official
"Hawk Watch" site for the Audubon Society.

Volunteers stand and look for, count and 
keep a tally of all the Hawks, Eagles, Osprey
and other such Big Ass Birds! 
(I am certain that is not 
the technical birding term)
(Although, the American Kestral is small)

Hawk watchers watching for Hawks,
like a Hawk!

American Kestral Came Calling...
"See you Next Spring!"

Also, other birds migrate through our fair City
and this wonderful park on Long Island Sound.

I never knew Blue Jays migrated, but a 
"Hawker" told me they do... the ones
around here for the winter, came from somewhere
north of Connecticut.

One Blue Jay...

Another Blue Jay...

Two Blue Jays...

Few more Blue Jays...

Tons of Blue Jays!

Yellow Rumped Warbler Migrating Through..

Did that Bird just Moon me?
(showing of his little yellow rump)

Many thanks to Chris Loscalzo (one of New England's leading Birders) and his wife Marianne, who took Cheryl and I out on
a private birding walk at Lighthouse Point!

(otherwise, I wouldn't know a Rump from my elbow!)

Fort Nathan Hale
(adjacent to Lighthouse Point)

New Haven from Fort Nathan Hale

Revolutionary my dear Watson!

Read here about Black Rock Fort, Fort Nathan Hale and how 19 badass Wooster Squarians Kicked British Butt (until they ran out of ammo....)

No offense, UK subscribers!
(your guys burned down our barracks!)

Big Bird Fishing
(Great Egret)

You lookin at me?

Butterfly Garden

Killdeer came calling

Mmmm, worms...

Saw Mrs. C

Something I said?

Mr. and Mrs. C

Worm breath is back...

Cute Killdeer

Red Wing Black Bird Feeding Near Butterfly Garden

Is that butterfly smiling?

Of course! He lives in New Haven Connecticut!

See you at Lighthouse Point


See You Round the Square!!!


Happy Columbus Day!!!

Stop by, grab a pie!