Thursday, June 21, 2018

Out of the Jurisdiction: Oslo

I arrived in Oslo today for the start of a three week adventure.

There is a lot of public art in Oslo, but the birds have no respect for it.

Certainly not for poets and playwrights (Henrik Wergeland).

And not even kings (Olav V and Christian Frederik)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Going Natural

The owners of a house in my neighborhood are reducing the amount of grass in their yard,
planting it with perennials and wildflowers, with a scarecrow to
keep the birds away.  Or, maybe just for decoration.
I like it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

St. Cyril and St. Methodius Parish

This church on Charter Oak Avenue in Hartford was established in 1902 for Polish immigrants.
It is across the street from the 1930 Art Deco Polish National Home.

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