Ellie's Memorial Day Adventures

8:30 am ... Getting Ready for the annual Memorial Day Parade

11:00 on ... It was a perfect day. I met friends, neighbors, military, cops, clients, bikers - many of whom embraced me.

A soldier let me take photos standing in his vehicle for the price of a hug!! LOL

It was great to see the Harley bikers again.

Robert, a guy with a bandana and tattoos, came over and startled me with big bear hug shouting with enthusiasm,

"Ellieee .... Crystal. We love you.

This is Robert's car...

I live here - top floor - skylight

A few pics from the parade which went on for two hours.

The plaque in the stone

Ceremonies included speakers, music, and people singing patriotic songs. Hey ... whatever your truth is ...

This soldier had a great voice and closed out the events of the day.

Time to roll up the flags and go home. A weird thing happened with this photo.

Something made the camera keep shooting though I wasn't aware. I realized it when I got home.

There are subtle difference in the 11 photos that I discovered. I randomly choice these 3 to post.

Does the haze represent spirits from past wars? something on the lens? why only on this photo?

Is this the symbolic representation of the hologram closing as souls return to consciousness?

Memorial Day Weekend - Sunday

Over in Long Island...

My grandson Noah's Team Won The Lincoln Page Memorial Day Tournament
He scored the winning goal!

Rising Above The Clouds

Space Shuttle Rising   APOD - May 24, 2015

Just after seeing the Space Shuttle image this morning ... I took this picture.

Sunset over the Verrazano Bridge

Ellie Bridging Realities

From Spaceweather.com Sunday

Last month, on April 22nd, Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted, blowing plumes of ash and sulfurous gas more than 50,000 feet high. Since then, the swirling plumes have spread around the southern hemisphere--traveling eastward from South America to southern Africa to Australia/New Zealand. Just a few days ago, the plumes completed the circle. "We are seeing volcanic sunsets again in Rio," reports Brazilian photographer Helio de Carvalho Vital, who took this picture on May 17th. Back in April, Vital was among the first to notice colorful sunsets in the immediate aftermath of Calbuco. "I spotted the first effects of the volcano on April 24 and monitored the bulk of the plume on April 26, 27 and 28 as it was heading east. Colorful sunsets were visible from Rio for a week after that."

A primary color of volcanic sunsets is purple: Fine volcanic aerosols in the stratosphere scatter blue light which, when mixed with ordinary sunset red, produces a violet hue. Purple isn't the only color, though. Volcanic sunsets can also include a bright yellow twilight arch and long diffuse rays and shadows. After a 3 week intermission, purple has returned to Brazil. "It is subtle," notes Vital. "A camera is required to fully capture the effect. This suggests that the plumes are now much more tenuous than three weeks ago." A purple sighting last night in New Zealand further suggests that Calbuco's exhaust is thinly spread around the southern hemisphere. Photographers in southern Africa, Argentina, Chile, southern parts of Brazil, and Australia should remain alert for similar displays.

Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday

Saturday's clients included Christine, a 25 year old speech pathologist from my area who works with children. Many spirits showed up for her reading including her beloved dog Jetter who died last August. Then something unusual happened - a first for me in a world of merging realities. Christine and I heard (and recorded) barking-like noises near my refrigerator that continued so I got up to explore. There was Jetter "looking" for food in whatever reality he is in. Christine told me Jetter was always hungry. I told him to get away from the fridge and the noise stopped. I saw him sit down between Christine and I. A short time later I saw him get up and go back to the fridge as the noise resumed. I reprimanded him again ... the noise stopped ... and he faded away.

Memorial Day Events - Fleet Week NYC 2015

Ships come in many shapes and sizes.

69th Street Pier in Brooklyn, NY

Whenever I'm around "alien energies" the wind blows in spirals.

Sweatshirt airbrushed for me by artist Rick Bukowski who connected me with Aliens, Pyramids, and UFOs

Photos above by Linda Cronin-Gross

Linda later posted on my Facebook wall:
Ellie. So glad to see that the photos look great, as, of course, do you.
Thanks for an excellent reading and a fun time too. I learned a lot today.

I took these photos as the ships sailed under the Verrazano Bridge this morning.

This year marks the 27th anniversary of Fleet Week New York.

Tuesday May 26, 2015

A spray boat escorts the ships to the Verrazano Bridge as they set sail for home.