Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summertime Blues

No, I am not complaining, I would rather this weather than what we had during the winter.  As long as there are no power outages, all is well.

I took another class at the Alice Austen Museum last Saturday.  There  are always plenty of photo opportunities there.  During the class, there was a wedding on the front lawn.   I could not resist snapping a few photos.  What is it about a wedding that draws you in, even when the people involved are total strangers?  For me, it was the hydrangeas in the bouquets and the color and style of the bridesmaids' dresses.

Luckily the musicians were in the shade

The scene stealers :)

Went by so quickly, but I loved the chignon
Love the expression on the little one's face

Penny for their thoughts!  When will it be my day?, they might be thinking   :)
What's wrong, Daddy?  she seems to be saying
On her way to a new life.........blessings to the young couple

There are always flowers blooming in the garden.  Many diligent volunteers work hard to keep everything beautiful.

Verrazano Bridge ( looking at Brooklyn across the water)  and war memorial

A slightly clearer shot of Manhattan than the one I was able to take back in June.  If you missed that post click here.

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Stay cool!



  1. hi Barbara. Wow was your timing right on to be at your class last Saturday. I think everyone loves a wedding, and they always stop me in my tracks when I happen across one, and we've seen quite a few during out travels. The little girls here are so sweet and a beautiful day for this lovely bride. The gardens are beautiful there. Love the last two photos in your post. Great shot of the bridge and of Manhattan.
    Hope your having a great weekend

    The French Hutch

  2. The flowers are so pretty...and the wedding, Yes, they are each so magical! :D

  3. Hello Barbara:
    We keep reading of the record breaking temperatures you are experiencing and think that life must be rather difficult at present as it is so very hot.

    How fortunate to have captured the wedding. As you say, somehow one always feels part of the whole occasion and so much fascinating people watching to do. A perfect location by the water!

    Keep cool and long may the AC keep functioning!

  4. That's such a pretty blue color in the wedding! Great flowers, it looks like you had a nice day! Stay cool:@)

  5. Hi, my friend!!!
    Oh yes☆☆☆ I have exactly the same feeling for the season. I think summer doesn't like me (hope this English works!) because of several elements.....
    But come to think of it, why blue implies mentally under the weather? I feel sorry for the lovely nice color for summer. OH, I have to check(^^;)
    Anyways, always nice to see happy occasion,isn't it♡♡♡ And thank you for sharing beautiful flowers.
    I'd never have a chance to visit your city and Manhattan... oh makes me blue a bit.
    Big Hugs and lots of Love, xoxo Orchid.

  6. Such a beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

    I'm sorry you are having difficulites linking. I took off all of the restrictions so there shouldn't be any more problems. Please give it a try.

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Beautiful flowers and people.
    xo bj

  8. The wedding pictures are lovely. I am with you on the heat. I'll take heat to blizzards, but am really praying that we have no blackouts. I made a decision that for this weekend I am avoiding the subway and found blessedly cold buses today.

  9. Love your shots of Manhattan! My nephew got married this evening so I can relate.. Love the children in a wedding! xo marlis

  10. Great job! Can I hire you for my wedding? LOL I love the shot of the wrought iron table and chairs. I can envision myself sitting there taking in the view.

  11. Great timing! Looks like you had a great time ... a class and a wedding! Fun!

  12. what a lovely time it looks like! Have a great Sunday and week.

  13. what a lovely post and lovely blog! I love the photo's looks like fun. We are also sad for Caylee saw your picture on the side, deeply saddened.
    Thanks for stopping by... appreciate the visit!

  14. This looks like such a pretty location for a wedding! The garden and views are wonderful.
    I like that view of Manhattan, Barbara! Sometimes it reminds me of the Emerald City from the Wizard of Oz :)

    PS: I see that you are as addicted to Printerest as I! Isn't it fun to pin things up on that?

  15. Dearest Barbara,

    Nice and happy post with beautiful hydrangeas. Just joined you, coming from Orchid's blog!
    You would be interested in my previous blog about 'New York Blue me Away'

    Have a great week!



  16. Hi Barbara,

    Looks like you and I are both working on our photography skills. It's kind of addictive, isn't it? I love your post; it's sooo summery. The blue water behind the musicians is so pretty and serene, and the wedding colors are lovely.

    What a nice place for you to take photography classes; there's so much wonderful material close at hand to photograph! I love the hydrangeas. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog this weekend and for taking time to leave a comment. Oh, and to answer your question, Old Salem does decorate for Christmas, and I had kind of already planned to do a post. Hope I don't get too busy :-)


    Denise at Forest Manor

  17. Everything looks so lovely! What a beautiful setting for a wedding. Love the blue color that she chose. I could imagine that taking classes here would be so much fun! I want to see what you did though. I'm nosey like that!

    I still have lots of cleanup left that I was just too lazy to do a few weeks ago. Now, I am getting to it thanks to that site. It's amazing!

  18. WOW Barbara! You are so good; a natural. What a lovely coincidence to be there to spot this wedding. I do love hydrangeas; used to have them befor we moved and I miss them. You're right there is Something Special about weddings that speak to our soul. Great post.

  19. Beautiful photos! And hydrangeas are my favorite summer time flower! ♥

  20. Oh my gosh, these are so beautiful!! And your hydrangeas are in the shape of a HEART!!! Amazing!!

  21. Isn't it how spoting a wedding can compel you to stop and look. I think its just such a wonderful event we want to particiapte in the happiness!! I love the blue dresses-so pretty. The hydrangeas are lovely too.

  22. Beautiful photos. Kids do sometimes steak the scene ^_^ Thanks for sharing!

    Blue Monday

  23. Hi Barbara,
    It is great to hear from you! I just love you photo's and your little birdies. I will look forward to seeing more of you in the future. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  24. Such great photos. I know, you can't help but stop and smile at any wedding. Blessings, Debbie

  25. Your photos are really lovely. I found you through Sally's site. I'm new here but I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed my visit here. I'll be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  26. You are a gal after my own heart. (Scary, isn't it?) I am so drawn to weddings that I can could pretty much be a wedding crasher with very little encouragement.

    Wasn't that blue in the dresses absolutely stunning for this time of year?

  27. Your stroll through the park certainly gave you plenty for Blue Monday. I am sure Sally's link was up after midnight. I just was not aware of it until I had published my post.

  28. Hi Barbara! Oh, what a lovely wedding and what a treat you were able to snap it! :) I'd love to take a photo class too!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  29. What a brilliant shade of blue for the wedding! The flower girls are so sweet! I recently happened to be hiking at a waterfall and saw a wedding - as you say, they are all beautiful and we just have to stop and admire!

  30. Great pictures of the wedding. I love the blue and white dresses! Such a lovely place for a wedding.

  31. Thanks for brining your post to Seasonal Sundays.I'm glad you were persistent enough to get the post to work.

    - The Tablescaper

  32. The little flower girls are so sweet. Beautiful photos!

  33. What beauty. Even Manhattan!

    Blessings, Debbie

  34. Ciao,benvenuta nel mio blog,da oggi anch'io sono tua follwer,a presto,Rosetta

  35. The blue in the gowns is soooooo pretty! And you're right about the 'scene stealers'! How cute!!!!

  36. Hi lovely lady. I love all the Beautiful photes of wedding sweet lady.
    I hope you have a great week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  37. Isn't is just wonderful when you are able to "catch" a wedding?

    Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Gift Card Giveaway!! If there are 500entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.

  38. Hey Barbara .. Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday !! Beautiful wedding .. I always stop and gawk if I see a wedding .. I think it's that fairytale feeling we get ea time we see one.
    ~Debbie "Jadehollow"

  39. Wow, Barbara ---- those hydrangeas are just amaaaazing! So big and beautiful!!! What fun to catch that wedding taking place! I'll bet they had a hard time keeping cool! Hasn't it been a blinger of a summer? But like you said, MUCH better than suffering in the cold and snow! :)

    xoxo laurie

  40. *sigh* Hydrangeas...they just make me happy! I also like this better than winter (I think) because of the sunshine and longer days. But, this heat really gets to me and I feel trapped inside. At least in winter we can bundle up and still leave the house without feeling sick! This is why my favorite is fall...a little bit of compromise!

  41. Pretty wedding! The hydrangeas are so beautiful!


  42. Barbara, A beautiful post. The pics are beautiful. I too am taken by the hydrangeas. They are so beautiful, anywhere, anytime.
    Thanks for sharing. Ginger


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