Monday, June 18, 2018

A Weekend

It was Rose Weekend in Elizabeth Park, a week earlier than usual.  
Might have been better blooms if it had been a week later.

There was also a bonsai exhibition in a greenhouse.  This azalea is 20+ years old.
Another bonsai was 150 years old, but it wasn't interesting.

A parade around Bushnell Park opened the India Festival.

A bicycle ride-sharing operation opened in downtown Hartford last week.
This bike was left in front of a sign for the Travelers Championship, a PGA tour golf tournament
next week.  I will be traveling, so I will miss the tournament again.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018


Marisa works at Moscarillos, my go-to garden center.  She is passionate about gardening and hiking.
Both interests are inked on her arm.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

End of an Era

The economic engine of Connecticut since the 19th century has been precision metal-working.
Jet engines and nuclear submarines are made here.  Waterbury is the Brass City.  New Britain is the Hardware City.  If you own an old Stanley screw driver, hammer, tape measure, lock
or drill bit, chances are it was made in New Britain.

But, even though Stanley Black & Decker still has its world headquarters at the edge of New Britain, the jobs are elsewhere now.  The 19th century Stanley Works factory has been idle
 for 20 years.  Time to take it down. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Bernard is a friendly guy who doesn't get photographed very often.
He sat for a moment outside Elizabeth Park's Pond House Cafe.
Time for a smoke.