Monday, December 28, 2020


Niantic, CT  2020

Someone should decorate theses trees for the holiday season.


Saturday, December 26, 2020

From the Archives - White Gate Farm

East Lyme, CT  2020

It's the time of the year when we all look back and remember all the things that have happened in 2020.  For me, I decided to go back  and try to find those photos I might have missed or were not posted in this blog.  White Gate Farm provides fresh, organic produce.  


Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas

Niantic, CT  2020

I wish all readers and visitors to this blog a very Merry Christmas, or Happy Holiday season.  May all your days be merry and bright.


Monday, December 21, 2020

First Snow 2020

Niantic, CT  2020

We had our first significant snow storm this past week.  It was fortunate  that this area only got about 8" of accumulation.  Other areas in Connecticut and New England got well over 30".  Snow is only pretty immediately after it falls, before the plows come and before it has gone through a couple of freeze/thaw cycles.  I'd be happy if this were the last snow for this winter, but I doubt it will be. 


Monday, December 14, 2020


Niantic, CT  2020

I'm not sure what the significance of this tortoise sculpture is for the Village of Niantic.  


Monday, December 7, 2020

Water Wheel

Mystic, CT   2020

It looks pretty impressive, but this water wheel is probably just for show.


Sunday, December 6, 2020

Jealous Monk

Mystic, CT  2020

This place opened up a few years ago at Olde Mistick Village and seems to be doing a very lively business. They feature good pub food, along with one of the largest varieties of craft brews on tap that I've ever seen.


Saturday, December 5, 2020

Ship Carvings - Men of Many Colors

Mystic, CT  2020

I have a few more "portraits" of ship carvings that I'll save for a later date.  The craftsmanship that went into all these carvings was outstanding.  They are all so life-like and expressive.  Anyone who visits Mystic Seaport should take the time to see these carvings in person.


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving?

Mystic, CT  2020

It has been a strange year, and I think people are pushing the Christmas season a lot earlier than in past years in the hopes of getting the year over as quickly as possible.  I'm not ready for Christmas yet and plan to have very nice, quiet, and small Thanksgiving with just my wife. I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.  I for one am extremely thankful.  Next week, I'll think about Christmas.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Ship Carvings

Mystic, CT  2020

This is my favorite exhibit at Mystic Seaport.  It recently was refurbished and reopened for viewing.  I'll be featuring close ups of the carvings over the next few days.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Winter Project

Mystic, CT  2020

 The Pilot, built in 1924 as a pilot boat for Boston Harbor is one of two schooners undergoing repairs this winter in the shipyard.

Monday, November 23, 2020


Mystic, CT  2020

I'm not sure how many anchors can be found at Mystic Seaport, but they're everywhere.  This one has seen better days. 


Sunday, November 22, 2020


Mystic, CT  2020

An historian of the Norse people re-enacts the proper use of sword and shield used by the Vikings as part of Viking Days at Mystic Seaport.


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Draken Harald HÃ¥rfagre


Mystic, CT  2020

This reconstruction of a viking ship has been visiting Mystic Seaport since 2016, after a trans-Atlantic crossing that followed historical viking voyages to the Americas over 1000 years ago.  Most of the time she's covered up, but was put on display recently as a part of the Seaport's "Viking Days" program.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Majestic Rose

Norwich, CT  2020

 At one time this building housed a dinner theater.  I'm not sure it is being used at all anymore.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


Niantic, 2010

I've been looking through the archives for some gems I might have missed.  I don't do a lot of bird photography, but I liked the way this one turned out.  

Saturday, November 14, 2020


Norwich, CT  2020

They don't build post office buildings like this any more.


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Store at Clyde's Cider Mill

Mystic, CT  2020

During the fall, it's hard to get near this place on weekends due to the large crowds, and limited parking.  Oftentimes there are long lines waiting to purchase cider and baked good.  Weekdays are much better.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Clyde's Cider Mill

Mystic, CT  2020

No fall season is complete without at least a few trips to Clyde's for cider.  They sell both sweet and hard ciders here along with baked goods, and of course cider donuts.

Saturday, November 7, 2020


New London, CT  2020

One of the nicer restaurants in downtown New London. 


Friday, November 6, 2020

Wednesday, November 4, 2020


New London, CT  2020

Not your typical church,  but a very nice re-purposing of a vacant store in New London.


Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020

Noodles and Rice

New London, CT  2020

Are restaurants specializing in noodles becoming a trendy thing these days?  I've noticed a few such restaurants locally.  This one was established in 2018 and appears to be doing ok, in spite of the pandemic.  You can see they are equipped for out door dining.