Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Flood Wall, and Weeds

Ansonia, Connecticut

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.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Some days I have to push myself

New York, New York

Sponsored street art.

UPDATE:

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.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Twelve Minutes in Waterbury

Waterbury, Connecticut

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.