Saturday, February 28, 2015

Thayer Marine

Norwich, CT  2015

One of the prettier buildings in downtown Norwich now houses Thayer Marine.  It looks like at one time it might have been a hotel.   I could find no history for the building with a quick search.  

Friday, February 27, 2015

Federal Building

New Haven, CT  2014

I had to look deep in the archives for a reflection that I haven't posted on Weekend Reflections, in this case all the way back to December 27 when this image was captured in New Haven.  Notice the lack of snow!  Have a nice weekend.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Seaport Street

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2015

Mystic Seaport is an open air museum depicting a seaport town around the mid-19th Century.  I wonder if they plowed the streets back in those days?  Obviously it appears some plowing must have gone on here.  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Conrad and Morgan on Ice

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2015

I posted a very similar picture in this blog last month.  That picture was taken on January 1, before all the snow and arctic-like temperatures came.  What a difference a month makes.  

Monday, February 23, 2015

Whale Boats in Winter

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2015

After a morning of light snow, the sun finally came out and the temperatures actually went above freezing.  The Seaport officially opened under their winter schedule last weekend however the weather has kept the crowds away, not that there are ever huge crowds in the middle of winter here. I'll be featuring some more winter scenes at the Seaport this week.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Old Buildings Again

Norwich, CT  2015

Little has changed with these buildings since I first photgraphed them.  I first posted pictures of these buildings in 2011 and at that time didn't think they'd last much longer.  I revisited the site last year and then yesterday.  

Saturday, February 21, 2015

No Fishing

Niantic, CT  2014

Another picture from the archives.  There's no chance anyone would be doing any fishing around here lately, unless it's ice fishing.

Friday, February 20, 2015


Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2014

I have featured the Roann in a previous post.  She's one of the last examples of an Eastern-rig Dragger fishing boat.  I had to go back a couple of months to find this reflection, since most of the open water around here has been frozen over.  Hope your weekend is warmer and if you like reflections be sure to visit Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Page Hardware

Guilford, CT  2014

There is a nice charm about these local, town hardware stores that one doesn't find in the large, warehouse stores like Loew's or Home Depot.   It's nice to these small stores doing a good business.  I'm sure you can find anything you need in this particular store, and if you can't find it here, you probably don't really need it. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Niantic Bay Waves

Niantic, CT  2014

Unlike the beaches I used to frequent along the New Jersey shore, beaches along Long Island sound don't normally get large waves.  There have been exceptions, however, especially when tropical storms and hurricanes come our way.  Most of the time, the waves look like this.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Wrought Iron Rail

New London, CT  2014

Another winter weekend in Connecticut accompanied by blizzard conditions kept this photographer indoors, thus giving me some time to delve into my archives for pictures that I have not published here, for one reason or the other.  I have a lot of bad pictures that will never see the light the day here nor anywhere else.  Every now and then I find one that speaks to me and is helped with a little post-processing, as shown here.  

Friday, February 13, 2015

Snow Banks

Branford, CT  2015

The reflection of the snow bank actually makes it appear like all the snow in piled high inside this office.  Rest assured, all the snow is outside.  I'll be sharing this with the rest of the reflections from around the world at Weekend Reflections.  I hope your weekend is much warmer than ours here in CT.  We're expecting some sub-zero temperatures accompanied by high winds this weekend.  And on top of that, there's a good chance for a blizzard.  That's winter in New England.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Madison Town Clock

Madison, CT  2015

I've always liked clocks of all sizes.  Not only does this clock have an hour hand and minute hand, but the  hours are marked by Roman Numerals.  I wonder how many of the current generation can still read clocks with hands like this, much less the Roman Numerals.

Monday, February 9, 2015


Branford, CT  2015

The weather has not really leant itself to nice "comfortable" photo walks lately.  During the past few weekends, if the sun has been out and skies were blue, it was so bitterly cold it was hard to remain out for any length of time.  This past weekend the temperatures were somewhat warmer, but skies were cloudy.  Nevertheless I forced myself to head out, all the while dodging intermittent snow flurries and other forms of winter precipitation.  I was anxious to photograph just about anything, as you can probably tell.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Baker

Niantic, CT  2015

This jovial guy stands outside Guiliano's Bakery located in dowtown Niantic.  I've been know to stop in this bakery on occasion.  I recommend their muffins and their egg sandwiches. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

A Tree Reflects in Norwich

Norwich, CT  2015

Normally I like the symmetry one gets seeing both an object and it's reflection.  In this case, I opted to only capture the reflection. I'm sharing this with Weekend Reflections where you'll find reflections from around the world.  Enjoy the weekend.  

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Rope Walk

Mystic, CT  2014

With some time off from work due to recent snow storms, I've had a chance to re-visit some photos I made during 2014 that for one reason or another never saw the light of day in this blog.  I was really looking for some "gems" for the blog, since the weather has prevented me from getting out too much to make fresh photos and I'm running low on content, so to speak.  This is from an exhibit at Mystic Seaport that depicts the process for making rope.  

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Avery Copp House

Groton, CT  2015

The area bordering on the east bank of the Thames River was first settled back in the 1600's, and is now part of the the city of Groton.  This historic house was built about 1800 by Rufus Avery and has remained with one family through many generations.  The last owner/resident was Joe Copp who died in 1991 at the age of 101.  After inheriting the house from his parents in 1930, Joe kept the house exactly as he found it.  Today it is considered a "time capsule" depicting local history from the 1800's and is open seasonally as a museum. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


New London, CT  2015

The bulk cargo carrier, Ithaki was in port this weekend.  It was built in 2014, and has a gross tonnage of 23268 tons.  Last I knew, she's on her way to Savannah.  I'd love to know what these ships carry.

Monday, February 2, 2015


New London, CT  2015

Boats belong in the water and not surrounded by snow banks.  I don't believe these boats are icebreakers. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Ocean Beach Park

New London, CT 2015

Temperature 13℉, wind chill -7℉.  Needless to say, I was not outside long yesterday.