Thursday, September 18, 2014

Autumn is on the Way

The days are getting shorter and cooler.  The blankets have come out of the closet.
Autumn is on the way.


Driving on a pretty street in South Windsor, I came across a field of pumpkins.
In a month, they will be at every house in New England,
waiting to greet trick-or-treaters.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

State Library and Courthouse


Another night photograph.  The building houses the State Library.
The Connecticut Supreme Court holds its sessions in a room at the front right.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Albany Avenue

Let's get back to Hartford.  We will visit Albany Avenue, the main street of the
predominantly African American part of the city.


A mural on the side of a convenience store honors
63-year old Johnny Armstrong, who was murdered by his roommate in 2012.


Charles wears an "I'm a Winner" shirt.  He tells me that every day is good.


There has been a big investment in social services for this low income area in the past decade.
This big community health center is next to a huge new YMCA building.


And, this little girl was delighted that her jump scared away a flock of pigeons.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Essex Peabody Museum


Salem, Massachusetts, was a leading seafaring city in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Essex Peabody Museum has fabulous exhibitions featuring American and
Chinese export furniture, ceramics and maritime artwork and artifacts.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Basketball


This weekend I have been in my hometown.  I went to the high school.
This ball was lying on the basketball court, so old that I probably left it there when I played.
That was a long, long time ago.

How long ago?
Let me put it this way.
Our trophy is the oldest one in the display case.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Green Street


The Green Street Art Center in Middletown gets support from Wesleyan University.
One project was to put murals on the side of a building up the street from the center.

I rarely have a photograph I like better in black and white.  This is one.
The old men from the neighborhood stand out better than they did in the colored version.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hartford Skyline


This is the Hartford skyline from a park on the East Hartford side of the Connecticut River.  
It was taken on a recent evening, when the sunset was underwhelming.  
But, I liked the pink and gray tones.

See more reflection photos on Weekend Reflections.