Friday, March 30, 2018

Hiatus

Madison, CT  2018

Regular followers of this blog might have noticed that my posts have been rather sporadic in 2018.  I see that my last post was dated March 19, and since I started blogging, this has been the longest stretch of time between posts.  For a number of reasons, I've decided to take a break from blogging, at  least for the next month.  I think my photos have become a bit stale, and I find myself returning to photograph the same subjects.  Weather has been a factor the last two months, not allowing good opportunities to photograph and I've had some health issues to deal with as well.  So I think a break will do me good.  I would like to thank all my followers for visiting, reading and commenting on my photos.  I do appreciate it, and I will continue to follow all your posts as well, and will comment from time to time.  They serve to inspire me.  I do plan to resume regular posting, but it won't be for awhile.  Thanks!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Garden Center

Waterford, CT  2018

Definitely a seasonal operation.  Spring comes this week.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Nor'easter III - 2018

The third Nor'easter storm in the last week and a half has closed down the entire state of Connecticut.   The eastern part of the state got the most snow from this storm.  Power outages aren't quite as bad as the first two storms to hit here though.  We've been lucky here so far.


There is a car under that snow.  


View of the front yard


View of the back yard.

Mystic Bank

Mystic, CT  2018

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Jonathan Edwards Winery

North Stonington, CT  2018

I could have stayed home on this dreary Sunday and enjoyed a glass of wine, but it's much more fun to go to the source.  

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Nor'Easter

Niantic, CT  2018

We had a pretty bad storm here on Friday with high winds, rain, and snow, depending upon where you were in Connecticut.  Along the coast, we had only rain and wind.  These "nor'easter" storms are New England's equivalent of a hurricane, and sometimes can be just as damaging.  We lost power  for a few hours last night, and I awoke to find this tree didn't fare too well with the high winds.  It wasn't big enough to cause any significant damage, but nevertheless, by mid afternoon, it was cut down and chipped. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

27-29 Bank St

New London, CT  2018

There appears to be some new life in downtown New London these days. There's scaffolding and huge trash bins in front of one of the historic buildings which has fallen into disrepair over the years.  I was able to peak between the scaffold supports to see this facade, long hidden from view.  I'm not sure what that plans are, but it would be great to see these grand old buildings restored and brought to life once again. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Scarecrow

Essex, CT  2018

A little out of season, I think, but he was 1/2 off.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Essex Olive Oil

Essex, CT  2018

Has anyone else noticed the sudden rise in popularity of olive oil, especially the "artisanal" or "craft" types of olive oil?  There seem to be dedicated shops to olive oil popping up all over.  They must really like olive oil in Essex, since this shop is one of two within one block of each other in Essex.  

Monday, February 19, 2018

Essex Savings

Essex, CT  2018

It's nice to see a local bank still in business after all these years.  Many have been swallowed up by the big banking companies. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Bay Markers

Niantic, CT  2018

I'm not exactly sure what is being marked by these sign posts in the middle of the Niantic River.  It could be a channel.  I thought the colors stood out in contrast to the rest of the scene on this dreary morning. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Chicago, Il  2018

It has been a few years since I've flown into or out of O'Hare.  The terminals are looking a bit dated compared to other airports I've seen recently.  

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Winter in California

Costa Mesa, CA  2018

This is about the closest thing I could find to winter in southern California.  Even though the temperatures are warm year round, some trees do drop their leaves.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Looking Out

Costa Mesa, CA  2018

I recently attended the Barbershop Harmony Society Midwinter Convention in Costa Mesa, CA.  This was taken between performances in the lobby area of the ReneĆ© and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Matterhorn and Neptune

Disneyland, CA 2018

One of the most iconic scenes at Disneyland, still pretty remarkable after over 50 years

Friday, February 2, 2018

Strom Trooper

Disneyland, CA  2018

I was warned that there were rebel forces about, but that we were safe.  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Badlands

Disneyland, CA  2018

If it weren't for the construction cranes in the background one might easily think this a trip through the western badlands.  I think the cranes are being used to construct the latest Disneyland attraction set to open in 2020... Star Wars World.  

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Mark Twain

Disneyland, CA  2018

During my trip to southern California and Disneyland, I used my iPhone exclusively for the photos I took.  The camera in the iPhone, along with the associated photo apps are pretty amazing and create great images, especially when viewed on the iPhone or iPad.  They even look great on my iMac.  I guess it's not surprising.  I have noticed however once the photos get published to Blogger, they don't appear quite as sharp.  I'm not quite ready to give up my DSLR yet.