Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Long And Winding Road...

The road can be long and lonely. No games. Just sports.

THe road can be long and lonely...

Friday, July 25, 2014

Say aaahhhh..

Today in the family zoo...

A robin came back and laid more eggs in the nest that has been under our patio roof since the spring. It looks like the babies only hatched a few hours before I shot this.

Hey mom, what's for dinner?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Beautiful Day..

The Audubon Society's Coastal Center is one of the truly under-appreciated places in my hometown. It resides right at the mouth of the Housatonic River, and is a nice way to spend a few hours checking out the birds, or even just walking along the beach at Milford Point.

My youngest was feeling "bored", as many 16-year olds do, so we decided to take our cameras and spend a few hours there. There was a nice breeze off Long Island Sound, and there is just something about the smell of salt water that just relaxes me. There is a roped off area of the beach where piping plovers are allowed to nest, and we even found a family of swans peacefully swimming along the coast

A beautiful day...

Stay Away

Family Portrait

So cute...

I see what you're doing...

Kids, don't stray too far...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Battle Of The Sexes

Sunday night, the Bridgeport Bluefish played the Stratford Brakettes in a charity softball game. There was a lot of fun had on both sides, and the Bluefish found out just how hard a fast pitch softball is to hit.

The look on former major leaguer Prentice Redman says it all after striking out

The Look On Prentice Redman's Face Says It All...

The Brakettes really enjoyed the opportunity to show their stuff against minor league players.

Stratford Brakettes vs. Bridgeport Bluefish Charity Softball

The Bluefish found out just how hard it is to it against Brandice Balschmiter

Stratford Brakettes vs. Bridgeport Bluefish Charity Softball

The fans came out en masse to root for their team

Stratford Brakettes vs. Bridgeport Bluefish Charity Softball

Mandie Fishback of the Brakettes reacts after scoring the first run of the game.

Stratford Brakettes vs. Bridgeport Bluefish Charity Softball

Denise Denis shows a new way to avoid the tag at third base.

Stratford Brakettes vs. Bridgeport Bluefish Charity Softball

Allyson Fournier and Mariel Schlaefer celebrate after yet another strikeout.

Stratford Brakettes vs. Bridgeport Bluefish Charity Softball

Bluefish won the game 2-1, with a run in the bottom of the ninth.

Stratford Brakettes vs. Bridgeport Bluefish Charity Softball

All in all, it was a fun night, and there's hope that it will be played again next year. More pictures from this fun night can be found here

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Splash!

Splash!

Stratford Brakettes pitcher Tatum Buckley and catcher Mariel Schlaefer have some fun during the rain delay that postponed the charity softball game between the Brakettes and The Bridgeport Bluefish Monday night. The game has been rescheduled for Sunday July 20, at 7:30 at Bridgeport Harbor Yard.

Monday, July 14, 2014

CT Little League Division II Championship

Fairfield American defeated Westport in the CT Little League Division II Championship, and will go on to the Division playoffs

Little League District 2 Championship - Fairfield vs. Westport

Little League District 2 Championship - Fairfield vs. Westport

Little League District 2 Championship - Fairfield vs. Westport

Little League District 2 Championship - Fairfield vs. Westport

Little League District 2 Championship - Fairfield vs. Westport

Little League District 2 Championship - Fairfield vs. Westport

More pictures from this game are here

CT Little League District III Championship

Seymour defeated Shelton 7-1 for the District III championship, and earned the right to continue on to the division playoffs

Little League District III Finals - Seymour vs. Shelton

Little League District III Finals - Seymour vs. Shelton

Little League District III Finals - Seymour vs. Shelton

Little League District III Finals - Seymour vs. Shelton

Little League District III Finals - Seymour vs. Shelton

Little League District III Finals - Seymour vs. Shelton

Little League District III Finals - Seymour vs. Shelton

Little League District III Finals - Seymour vs. Shelton

More pictures from this game are here