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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.