Monday, November 19, 2007

The Local Scene(ry)

In no especial order, your scribe offers these glimpses of life in the Big G for your enjoyment. As always, CLICK! on the photos to see them in their full glory.

Here we have Frank Farricker, erstwhile candidate for First Selectman, at the AuthorBabe's "Proper English Tea". Frank brought along his cricket bat to show off his prowess and keep order amongst the throng.

The AuthorBabe herself listening to Frank give his (cricket) pitch. (You can see how the AuthorBabe got her sobriquet! Visit her blog, It's My Life and I'll Blog if I Want To!, for the ongoing surreal adventures of saraclaradara, who according to the comment left yesterday in your scribe's blog on "Hugs" has some Big Book News impending!!)

A work of "art" from a recent show at the Greenwich Arts Center. Shows the latest in hairstyles to be seen along Greenwich Avenue.

Fall colors in the meadow at the Greenwich Audubon Society.

Open house at the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Company.

Kids of all ages got rides in the fire trucks.

Colorful trees at the Greenwich Library parking lot. Note the quaint stop sign at the right, to which no one in Town pays any attention, of course.

Professor Dale Brown discourses to the Walrus & Carpenter Society on the life and works of Frederick Buechner. Brian Pennington is in the middle, and Senior Pastor Bill Evertsberg is at the right. The venue is the new church library on the fourth floor, where during the daytime you can get a great view of Long Island Sound.

The Walruses at dinner. Notice that we are all good trenchermen, as befits a group of hungry intellectuals.

More trees at the library lot.

Ditto ditto.

Greenwich reservoirs are alarmingly low after a dry summer and fall. Greenwichites have been asked to cut their consumption by at least 10%, but most people assume this applies only to their neighbors, not to themselves.

Old farm implements at the back-country estate of Anson Beard. There was a tag sale going on in the barn, but your scribe found these (NFS) items more interesting.

Well, there you have it, dear reader. A few slices of local life in our community. Never a dull moment!


Blogger virtual nexus said...

...Good shots!

The tree colour's spectacular - pity about the reservoir.

November 19, 2007 4:17 PM  
Blogger Leigh Russell said...

Only one comment? I must still be off the blog...
sorry - couldn't resist a quick visit.

November 21, 2007 4:20 PM  
Blogger Leigh Russell said...

Nice to have a break from rewriting my entire book... trees in UK particularly colourful after wet summer but yours are stunning. Breathtaking. - gotta go late for work (don't tell my publisher I was 'ere)
yours in demented haste

November 23, 2007 2:26 AM  
Blogger virtual nexus said...

Bill, I've just seen the War documentary based in part on the book I ghosted. Details on Nov 23 post.

Hope you've had a good thanksgiving.

November 23, 2007 2:00 PM  
Blogger Erica Ridley said...

Great snaps!

BTW, I clicked the "It's my life" link and it didn't work. :(

November 23, 2007 9:11 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Hi, Leigh!

Glad to have you sneak by for a visit. Hope the rewriting is going well, and don't let the dementors get you down! Just wave your at them and sing a happy song. :-)

November 24, 2007 9:21 AM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Hi, Erica,

Yeah, there's something funny about the link to Sarah's blog. The first time I clicked it worked just fine, but each time since then I've been forwarded to a page that says "This link is not authorized by Yahoo!"

Say what? Yahoo! is now Big Brother? But the page *does* allow me to continue on to Sarah's if I click "go ahead anyway at my own risk," or some such nonsense.

All very weird.

You can also do what I normally do, which is to type "saraclaradara" into Yahoo! or Google.

Glad you liked the pics! Did you click on them for the Cinemax view?

November 24, 2007 9:25 AM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Hmm...Bill meant to say to Leigh, "just wave your wand at them..."

Or perhaps your manuscript, or your publishing contract, or any other object of your choice...

November 24, 2007 9:36 AM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Hi, Julie - I enjoyed the story of your documentary very much.

And thanks for the link on your blog! It made my day!

November 24, 2007 9:51 AM  
Blogger virtual nexus said...

Bill thanks - replied on mine with the info on links.

Quite a few people are asking about the DVD - off blog as well as on, so I'm looking into it - see if there's any possibility of a download.

November 24, 2007 10:29 AM  
Blogger virtual nexus said...

Bill, you may pick this up on Leigh's, but just to say I've run into a problem in that it appears google can trawl all these blogs and comments - everything is accessible to the public unless they are restricted to invited readers or authors only.

I assumed I'd cancelled general access on mine but that isn't the case. Doubt there is any harm done, but I need a rethink as we have a lot of contacts. I'll have a word with son who is a computer whizz, and let you know the score.

Cheers, Julie

November 25, 2007 1:22 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Julie - I hope you read this. I cannot access your blog as I am not an "invited reader" - I tried to click on "The Virtual Journey" and got the "bug off" message.


November 25, 2007 1:39 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Or is that "bugger off" in Britspeak? :-)

November 25, 2007 1:55 PM  
Blogger Leigh Russell said...

Hi Bill

Just popped by to say hello, to show I don't bear a grudge... (cf my blog) ... Thanks for your comments here. Makes me feel better.

But in all seriousness.........
No, nothing comes to mind. As Just William feared, I think I've used up all my brain.

November 25, 2007 3:48 PM  
Blogger virtual nexus said...

Hi Bill;

I've re-opened them now. We have quite a few contacts who are starting to look in (today) and I wanted to check everything through with son in IT.

What you got was the 'author' only option. Sorry it was a bit abrupt - just circumstances came together quicker than expected!

November 25, 2007 5:48 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

The pictures are amazing. I enjoyed them all but the ones of the trees...oh my!

Since I live in sunny Florida, we don't get the changing of the leaves and I'm always amazed when I see them in photos or in living color.

On my way to check out Julie's blog with the documentary posted. :)

November 27, 2007 6:32 AM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Yay, Vicki! Thanks for stopping by! Long time no hear from. :-)

Off to visit my blog roll - including yours, of course!

*Bill wonders where the Author Babe is - this post has been up for over a week and she STILL hasn't put in an appearance!!*

November 27, 2007 10:11 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

I know, I've not been a very good blog friend the past several weeks and it's not going to get much better until after Dec. 8th. Then I'll still be busy with rewrites but at least the words "The End" will have been typed. :)

November 28, 2007 3:04 PM  
Blogger Leigh Russell said...

Wellies, Bill? What's wrong with a brolly? I've got a lightweight collapsible one that fits in my handbag. And if you didn't know before, you'd now know I was certainly writing this in England!
The other alternative, of course, is to walk between the raindrops.
In all seriousness, what I'd like to know is this: with all the amazing advances in technology, why can't the scientists arrange the weather so that it only rains during the night? Preferably over every country in equal shares. I'm sure it could be done and if there was any profit in it, it would have been done already, do I hear a cynical voice cry?

November 29, 2007 3:10 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Hi, Leigh! All I know is that we have a severe rain deficit here in Connecticut. No need to slide between the non-existent raindrops! :-)

I think the lack of scientific progress in controlling the weather is Mother Nature's way of thumbing her nose at us - or do I mean cocking a snook?

November 30, 2007 11:00 AM  
Blogger Sarah Darer Littman said...

I'm Here!!!

Sorry for being a delinquent commenter. I did read the blog, promise! Just have been going a little nutso cuckoo working on the Super Secret Project - which now that I've written this on the Gossip's blog is not exactly Super Secret anymore.

blog link to AuthorBabe's blog=

Ok, GG, you can stop whining now :-)

November 30, 2007 11:04 AM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Yay! The AuthorBabe weighs in! I can write a new post now (at last!).

(But she didn't say anything about the pics, or how cute she looks in her party frock, or about the broken pitcher of Pimm's Cup when Frank swung his cricket bat a little too enthusiastically...just kidding!)

So I guess she hated the pics...but *I* still think she looks very cute in her party frock!

November 30, 2007 11:20 AM  
Blogger Sarah Darer Littman said...

The AuthorBabe has never met a picture of herself that she doesn't hate.

But I love the one of Frank walking softly and carrying a bat!

December 01, 2007 11:00 AM  
Blogger Erica Ridley said...

Bill says:
I can write a new post now (at last!).

So he CLAIMS!!!

December 04, 2007 12:18 PM  
Blogger Bill Clark said...

Ah, Erica, you sure know how to wreathe a face (mine) in smiles! Now that you've weighed in (again), and the comment total has hit my secret goal of 25, I really *can* move on.

Only question is, what do I write about? Not much has been happening in this burg lately. Oh, well, I'll think of something, and if I can't I'll just make something up! ;-)

December 04, 2007 12:49 PM  

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