Stella…What’s In A Name? The Name Is Everything!

For those of a certain age, the name “Stella” may conjure up images of Marlon Brandon screaming “Hey, Stella!” in A Streetcar Named Desire. 

Others may recall the lyrics to Stella by Starlight*…

Stella by starlight and not a dream
She’s all of this and more
She’s everything you would adore.**

I never gave much thought about the name until Saturday morning on Petaluma’s 4th St when I met a Scottish Deerhound aptly named Stella…

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🙂 Stella is definitely a star…dare I say a Stellar Star 🙂

Stella by starlight and not a dream
She’s all of this and more
She’s everything you would adore.**

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 *(Music by Victor Young, Lyrics by Ned Washington)

**Stella in Latin or Italian means “star”

 

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American Alley…Images…Art springing to life…or life imitating Art?

While processing photos from recent “walk-a-rounds” in Petaluma, these two photos from American Alley struck me as a possible combination.

First, a photo taken at American Alley and Western Avenue…

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American Alley & Western Avenue

Then this photo of one of the panels of Fernando Nugent’s WPA Mural at American Alley & The Golden Concourse…

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American Alley & The Golden Concourse

While the above scenes are not in proximity, I elected to see how they might work together.  Through the magic of photo editing I offer two versions for your consideration.  You decide! 🙂

VERSION ONE

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VERSION TWO

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