Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fence, Not Electric

Tyringham, Massachusetts


Tyringham, Massachusetts

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

More Green

Winsted, Connecticut

This just isn't what a roadside view in late June from the northwest corner of Connecticut normally looks like.

Fording the Passage

Winchester, Connecticut

I've mentioned we've been getting a lot of rain. Here's the road that circles Highland Lake, back on Friday.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Still More Green

Washington, Connecticut

Washington, Connecticut

Too Much Green

Washington, Connecticut

The past winter here in southern New England was extremely cold, with lots of snow that wreaked havoc with municipal and personal budgets. Spring featured weird fluctuating temperatures and enormous amounts of rain. An early hot spell before the trees had blossomed vectored into intense chill and wet that resulted in an extended and spectacular spring flowering tree season.

Now, the temperatures continue to fluctuate with a few days of stifling heat followed by a string of night time lows down near 50°F, then back to the heat again.

These conditions have brought out foliage like I can't remember seeing before in the northeast. While making these pictures a few days ago, I kept shaking my head because what I was looking at was so familiar. Not the fact that I know these places well and have photographed them many times in the decades I've lived nearby: no, they didn't look like themselves at all. In fact what looked familiar was quite the opposite. I felt as if I were making pictures, 500 miles away to the south, in high summer conditions in the Shenandoah Valley of western Virginia, like this set.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Convenient Store

Adams, Massachusetts

In fact, convenient no longer. The building has been condemned, unfit for occupation.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Memorial Day ceremony.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tina in "The Times"

Well, one of Tina's paintings is in The Times:

Tina was at a gathering this afternoon (I was in Winsted, CT, photographing The Laurel Festival) when a friend came over and said, "Your painting looks great in The Times."

It seems that The Paper of Record chose to show a reproduction of a painting from Tina's current show in Roxbury, CT, as the sole illustration on the Calendar page of their Metro Section in today's Sunday Times. Driving home from Winsted, alerted to this news via cell phone, I tried to find a copy of The Times at CVS, Walgreens, Cumberland Farms, all without success. I discovered that there was nothing resembling an old-fashioned general purpose store with all the papers anywhere in the small city of Torrington. Finally, at a giant Stop & Shop in Litchfield I managed to score a copy. And then almost didn't have enough cash on me to walk out with it. Who knew the Sunday Times is up to six bucks now?

Honor Guard

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Memorial Day ceremony.