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.
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.