Art, Hobby, Leisure, Richmond Virginia, Summer Fun

A Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100

Hello everyone!
I thought this to be an interesting story about the garden club of Virginia turning 100 years old.
The story is from The Virginia Museum of History and Culture and has many wonderful images, stories and facts.
I have been to Virginia on many occasion and can attest to its inner beauty!

©2020 Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Art, Childrens Books, Hobby, Long Island, New York

Stubby: A Cats Story by Nancy Robison

Author Nancy Robison has written a child’s book Stubby: A Cats Story
“These are the adventures of Stubby. Stubby is a lost and lonely kitten who finds a wonderful home. This book and the one’s that follow tell of all Stubby’s adventures in her new home.” Nancy Robison

All proceeds will go to help animal shelters.

This is a good way to shed a little sunshine in your life and theirs.
This would make a great gift to a child!

©2020 Nancy Robison
Art, Beach, Hobby, Leisure, New York, New York City, Summer Fun, Vacation

Deno’s Days of Distancing Together #10: Charles Denson on the History of the Wonder Wheel

This youtube clip, gives a short history on Deno’s Wonder Wheel in beautiful Coney Island Amusement Park in Brooklyn, NY.
Located at Coney Island Amusement Park in Brooklyn NY, that area has a lot to offer. Aside from the LandMark Amusement Park, it is next door to MCU Park, Home of The Brooklyn Cyclones and has beautiful beaches as well. There is also Nathans famous hotdogs right down the block.|
This video about the Wonder Wheel enhances the heritage and culture of that area and is filled with large amounts of history, regarding that area.
Enjoy the video!

This is from the youtube section Deno’s has, on the particular video #10:
Charles Denson, director of the Coney Island History Project, talks about the Wonder Wheel, Coney Island, and the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. While writing his book on the history of the Wonder Wheel, he came across some amazing connections between Da Vinci and Coney Island. Denson says that many of Da Vinci’s 15th century mechanical drawings resemble rides in Coney Island, but there’s one machine that he invented that stands out among the others: Da Vinci’s design for a Perpetual Motion Machine.

A little blurb about the park:
“Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park is a family-owned amusement park located at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. It features five adult rides and 16 kiddie rides, including a dozen family rides that parents and children can ride together.”

The link to Deno’s youtube video:

Link to Deno’s Wonder Wheel website:

2020 Deno’s Wonder Wheel
Baseball, Hobby, sports, Summer Fun

Part of my baseball hat collection

Images of part of my baseball hat collection:
Back Row:
NY Penn League official cap
High Point Rockers-Inaugural Season, hat was given from a player that was on the table in the locker room. The player that gave it to me did not know whose cap it was. No problem, it’s keeper. Cap also had a few autographs on it. Its unique due to it being the Rockers first year and them making the Liberty Division championship the same year.
Greesboro Grasshoppers-One time visit to that area in North Carolina
Camden River Sharks-I went with a friend to a game in 2011. The team disbanded the next year.

Front Row:
First 2 hats
Eastern League All-Star Game Caps- held in Richmond Virginia, home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels
Long Island Ducks promo hat with original logo on it.
Negro Leagues cap-I met Jimmy Bland of the Indianapolis Clowns. He played for them in the 1960’s. Item purchased at a Wilmington Blue Rocks game, when the team had Negro League day. It was a pleasure to meet and greet some of the players from that era. Most were in their mid to upper 80’s in age and the tales they told about that time was fascinating.

Baseball Hats
Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, Baseball, Hobby, Independent League Baseball, Long Island, Long Island Ducks Baseball, Long Island Events, New York, sports, Summer Fun

Ducks Memorable Moment Madness: Sweet 16 – Playoff Moments Region — Quack of the Bat

The first round of voting is now officially complete in the Ducks Memorable Moment Madness bracket challenge. Fans have done a terrific job of casting their ballot every weekday on Facebook and Twitter on which moment they feel should advance to the next round. This past week was focused on notable games that have taken […]

Ducks Memorable Moment Madness: Sweet 16 – Playoff Moments Region — Quack of the Bat
Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, Baseball, graphic design, Hobby, Independent League Baseball, Long Island, Long Island Ducks Baseball, Long Island Events, Louis Abbatepaolo, Major League Baseball, Photography, sports, Summer Fun

Making use of time with a hobby.

I made some use of my time to take my mind off of this recent pandemic and the stress that goes with it.
Aside from other useful time situations (chores and other life things), I organized some of my collectables.

I set up a little memorabilia section in my room.
from left to right
Ramon Cabrera (catcher for The Long Island Ducks He autographed that image I created for me) Thurman Munson (NY Yankee Catcher and my favorite baseball player) My nephew Chris (from a game he played in as a kid)
Former MLB catcher Ellie Rodriguez now manager of The Road Warriors in The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball
I purchased these baseball cards at a Sports Card and Memorabilia show a couple of months ago
©2020 LA Photography/Graphic Design
©2020 Las Vegas 51’s
I felt creative when the bobblehead I bought arrived