Saturday, January 31, 2009

Snow Flurries

Torrington, Connecticut

One of my favorite kinds of light is the effect you get just as it begins to rain, or just as a rain tapers off to nothing. Everything seems to take on a glow at those moments. Oddly, I haven't found the same thing to be true for the beginning or end of snow storms, but this one time something special happened to the light just as the snow flakes began to swirl.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Storm Coming In

Waterbury, Connecticut

A seagull cruises inland, twenty miles upriver from the Sound, with an overcast sky dark enough to keep the automatic lights on. Later, twenty miles farther up river, a second front churns in from the north. More snow on the way

Torrington, Connecticut

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sports Car

Torrington, Connecticut

Just how, I wonder, does someone entitled to a handicapped parking permit get in and out of this thing?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration at the Mattatuck

Waterbury, Connecticut

The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT, invited the public into their third floor auditorium to watch the presidential inauguration projected on a large screen. It was a capacity crowd filled with enthusiasm.

Someone had brought a cardboard cutout Obama figure, and on the way out many people wanted their pictures taken with the presidential stand-in.

Waterbury, Connecticut

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I like Goin on Swing

Torrington, Connecticut

Bulletin board at the Torrington Armory

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Waterbury, Connecticut

Well, one of the signs does say "welcome."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Waterbury, Connecticut

Tennis Courts

Waterbury, Connecticut

Monday, January 05, 2009

Washington Depot, Connecticut

Art Association Opening

Washington Depot, Connecticut

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Friday, January 02, 2009

Waterbury, Connecticut


In late December these billboards began to show up all over the Waterbury, CT, area. I'd never seen them elsewhere, and haven't traveled enough in the last couple of weeks to know whether they can be found over a wider region. I did notice that the placements are in pretty good retail locations where the outdoor advertising firms seldom have to fill space with public service ads.

Waterbury, Connecticut

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Torrington, Connecticut


Amid the problems on so many fronts around the world at the start of 2009, let's keep looking for bits of beauty wherever they can be found.