Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ledgie in a Glass

Mistah and I have a love affair with New London's Ledge Light.

Actually, her official name is Southwest Ledge Lighthouse, and yesterday she turned 100 years old.

Not bad for an old girl, huh?. Especially one haunted by a ghost named Ernie.

We Mistah photographs her constantly . . .

. . . when we're at the beach . . .

. . . when we see her in a painting . . .

. . . or in a mural.

She was the subject of our 2008 Christmas card . . .

. . . and she's my screen-saver.

Friends email us cool photos of her . . .

. . . and our downstairs bathroom is festooned with her likeness . . .

. . . including this original by the inimitable Kat Murphy.

The bathroom is called, naturally, the Ledgie Loo.
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But the best part of Ledgie is the magic she brings. Say, for example, you find yourself on the back porch on the first day after Daylight Savings Time, when the sun is coming in the room at its new autumnal and earlier angle, and it catches a photo of Ledgie, and a glass of wine, just right . . .
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. . . and Mistah is there with his trusty camera and trusty glass of wine, and his trustily photographically enthusiastic self.
.With all those elements in place, and ol' Ledgie working her magic, you can get -- just briefly, wondrously, tantalizingly . . . .

Ledgie in a Glass.

11 comments:

Mom C said...

Lovely,Ellie..... mom

The Absence of Alternatives said...

What a nice collection of memories!

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Aw, Happy Birthday Ledgie-poo! Bottoms up!

Very cool photo, Shlekster.

Jacquie

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Yes, Happy Centenial Ledigie-poo of the Ledgie Loo!

Truly amazing photo, Mistah. Great post!!

beth

XUP said...

"festooned" - good word. How does that thing live in the middle of the water? Is it floating or anchored somewhere way below the ocean floor?

Captain Dumbass said...

That cruise ship looks like the Death Star! Damn, that's big.

Mark said...

She is a beauty!

Imperatrix said...

OK Mistah, now keep your eye out for Ledgie in a bottle! :-)

Anonymous said...

Ledgie is my screensaver, too.

Dawnie

Springer Kneeblood said...

I want a lighthouse! But they're in such short supply around Dallas. Happy birthday, LedgieQ!

wishfulbohemian said...

I'm a little bit in love with Ledgie, now!