Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Yellow Barn

Tyringham, Massachusetts

Freezing rain on the hilltops in this one too.

Monday, January 23, 2017


Tyringham, Massachusetts

The strange look in the distance is freezing rain coating the hilltops with ice.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Last Set from Hartford Women's Rally

Hartford, Connecticut, 1/21/17


In the first of these posts I mentioned that I don't know how to do crowd estimates, but that I thought this was two or three times as big as the largest "tea party" protest, which I recall was about 3,000 back in 2010. People who are trained in crowd estimation are calling Saturday's gathering at 10,000+. Pretty impressive for a state the size of Connecticut.

More from the Hartford Rally

Hartford, Connecticut, 1/21/17

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's Rally, Hartford

Hartford, Connecticut

There was a, well, huge, crowd at the Hartford sister march today. I don't know how to do crowd estimates, but I can say that, based on the density of the crowd and the amount of Capital Building real estate they took up, they had to outnumber by a factor of two or three the crowd that assembled for a big "tea party" rally here several years ago. Also, the signs are a whole lot more clever.

(as always click on a picture to get a larger, more legible view)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Color Photograph

Litchfield, Connecticut

Wednesday's ice storm made for some very subtle color effects, as at this garden center at eight in the morning. Colorless and drab seems like a good theme for today.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Otis, Massachusetts

Yesterday it was raw and rainy, but just north and up into Massachusetts there was a mild ice storm. Not enough to do a lot of damage, but everything was coated with a thin layer of ice.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Can't You Find Your Keys?

Woodbury, Connecticut

Asks Roxy, as I return from a late afternoon errand, reaching for my keys, in the breezeway, before entering the kitchen door.

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Woodbury, Connecticut

Six AM, 53 degrees warmer than same time a couple days ago.

Monday, January 09, 2017


Woodbury, Connecticut

Left the darkroom water lines dripping overnight and all is well.

Saturday, January 07, 2017


Woodbury, Connecticut

Storm coming in, but not predicted to be anywhere near what's headed for the southern states. They're forecasting just three inches here. Of course, a couple weeks ago they predicted three inches and we got eleven—and I hadn't gotten gas for the snow blower. This time the tank is full and ready to go.

Monday, January 02, 2017

New Year's Concert

Washington, Connecticut

Yesterday, in what is now a five-year tradition, the New Baroque Soloists performed a concert sponsored by the Washington Friends of Music. They played music by Bach, Handel, Quantz, and Zipoli in the beautiful Meeting House at the Green in Washington, CT.

For something completely different, they included a comic piece by Beethoven—the Eyeglasses Duet.

Musician's Luggage

Washington, Connecticut

Offstage at a New Year's Day concert.