The Naugatuck River Valley suffered enormous damage from floods in the 1950s. An extensive system of dams and flood control structures were built to control damage from future flooding, and have so far worked well. Hot, humid summer conditions have the weed crop growing out of control. Hazy summer skies change the look of the valley.
Looking along the wall from a bridge farther to the north. If you follow the picture to the end of the curving concrete wall, you can see the jog to the left, the railroad tracks—the place where the first picture was taken. A massive steel door swings across the opening where the tracks go through to close off the flow of flood water.
Once again Blogger has been failing to alert me to comments posted. Six or seven just went up now after I found them in the comments unmoderated folder. Between Blogger's misbehavior and incredible problems with our ISP (Charter/Spectrum) causing email errors and login failures left right and sideways, I think a little time off the grid might be quite pleasant.
Saturday I had to resupply the cats—dry food, canned food, litter, the works. So I drove over to Waterbury to load up at Petsmart. As is my custom, after getting the supplies I tried to do a little walkabout with a camera to see if anything interesting turned up. Trouble was, the heat and humidity were so oppressive I only lasted twelve minutes, according to the picture time stamps, before retreating to the air conditioning in the car.
Hidden Valley is part of Steep Rock Preserve. We've been getting a lot of rain. Out in early fog and mist this morning working on the fourth of my "Steep Rock Four Seasons" platinum/palladium print folios. The low-hanging, heavily-leafed branches and the swollen stream say "summer" pretty clearly, I think.
Seems like another odd pairing. The gradsoflife.org board is a public service announcement. But that Subway ad, wow. Off-putting to a vegan/vegetarian of course, but I really can't see it being very appealing even to a meat eater. The wraps and fillings look like plastic replicas, sort of like the awful posters you sometimes see at cheap Chinese take-out places. You'd think an organization the size of Subway could manage to get some decent food photography, but I guess not.