Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Model Trains III

Essex, CT  2016

The closer one looks at this model train layout, the more one finds.  


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Model Trains

Essex, CT  2016

Model railroads appeal to the child in each of us.  Each year at this time at the Connecticut River Museum, a new model train exhibit is open to the public.  According to their website, the artist and train enthusiast Steve Cryan is responsible for this creation.  The detail he includes is fantastic, whimsical and at times very humorous, especially to the adults.  One can easily spend hours finding all the hidden gems in this ultimate model railroad. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Giving Thanks

Colin, Age 3

Clara, Age 1
Niantic, CT 2016

I was thankful this Thanksgiving to spend time with my grandchildren.  I don't see them often enough.  I think they liked being with grandpa.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Niantic, CT  2016

Roast Turkey with Maple Syrup Mustard Horseradish Glaze.  Very tasty!  Hoping everyone has a very nice Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Visitor

Niantic, CT  2016

I'm not very good at wildlife photography, but I had to try to catch a few images of this guy as he grazed in my back yard this past Sunday.  He posed well and didn't notice me as I was shooting through a glass window.  He didn't stick around however once I went outside to try and photograph him.  

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Toy Soldier

Mystic, CT  2016

Finally after a week away from blogging, I've found some time to get out, take a few pics, and actually get back to posting.  I envy those of you whose blogs I follow who are retired and posting great images from all over the world.  I hope to join your ranks within a couple of years, but until then, I'll have to do a better job of finding time to photograph.  

Friday, November 11, 2016

Breeches Buoy Life Saving Drill

Mystic Seaport  2016

This is just one of the many demonstrations that go on at Mystic Seaport.  The breeches buoy is a device designed to rescue people from ships or to transfer people from one location to another in times of danger.  It is used by the US Lifesaving Association.  Looks like fun to me. This was taken earlier this year, when it was still warm and the trees were green.  

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Green Street Skates

New London, CT 2016

I don't know anything about this little building tucked away between two much larger structures in New London.  It can easily be missed.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Spring Hill Tavern

Portsmouth, NH  2016

Ever run across a scene or an object and think to yourself, "boy, that would make a great photo."  I experience this a lot, most recently on a side street in Portsmouth.  I saw this neat old sign and door to a tavern an thought there should be a good photo here.  I tried a number of different shots but in the end, I'm not happy with any of them.