Tuesday, December 18, 2018

CAR WASH

Waterbury, Connecticut

Thomaston Avenue on a dark rainy late November afternoon.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Memorial

Waterbury (Waterville section), Connecticut

detail


I think it's interesting that the plaque doesn't specify how the dedicated men and women of Waterville served their country in time of need. A nice general-purpose memorial.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Vivid Green Moss

Washington, Connecticut

We've been having some miserable weather recently here in Western Connecticut—lots of rain with temperatures just high enough to avoid snow. I find these conditions much more uncomfortable than solidly sub-freezing temperatures, though at least there's no snow to shovel. On a walk around Steep Rock Preserve yesterday I found several spots where rocks and trees were covered in the most extraordinary vivid green moss. I guess something likes this cold wet weather.


YIELD

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Autumn churchyard.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Former Post Office

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Over the years I've noticed there have been a series of false starts at repurposing the building, but nothing seems to get all the way to opening. The giant lamps are impressive on a gloomy overcast day.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Trees in a City Park

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Along a walking path on the east bank of the Naugatuck River.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Looking North / Looking East

Naugatuck, Connecticut

November 25th and the afternoon light is very wintry even when it's not completely overcast.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Bikes at the Y

Torrington, Connecticut

Interesting to see the building is heading for its hundred-year anniversary. When you walk along the north side of the building you pass huge grated air vents adjacent to the foundation. Especially in cold weather, you smell moist warm air laden with chlorine—it always makes me remember the same smell from the swimming pool at the Y in Montclair, NJ, sixty years ago.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Drive Thru, with Seagull

Waterbury, Connecticut

A dark rainy day. When seagulls come this far north from Long Island Sound it usually means a storm is on the way.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Battle Ready

Waterbury, Connecticut

I'm so old I remember that once upon a time lawyers were at least discouraged from sullying the profession with crass advertising. Then legal firm ads turned up on the back page of the phone book, back in the 80s—the first one I saw featured a picture of an ambulance which I thought indicated that the firm hadn't hired exactly the best ad agency (the term "ambulance chaser" is not complimentary). Now it's the sides of city buses, and towering billboards meant for the commuters on the elevated passover of I-84, with violent rhetoric (battle ready, really, Dude?) that fits with the current political atmosphere.

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Picture This!

Torrington, Connecticut

I guess the fire escape was convenient for the tagger.

Monday, December 03, 2018

Power Tower

Litchfield, Connecticut

Interesting light and sky this afternoon at the White Memorial Conservation Center.

Under the I-84 Overpass

Waterbury, Connecticut

St. Anne's church was almost taken out when the I-84 city flyover went through.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Markings

Waterbury, Connecticut

It would be interesting to decode these markings.