Friday, August 31, 2018

Cape Cod National Seashore

The thrill of the boogie board.

I've got the fishing rod, honey.  You got the chairs and the food?

The Nauset Light at the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Emma and Jessica

How could I pass up a chance to photograph the colorful Emma and Jessica?

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Goodwin

It has been a long time since I have shown The Goodwin, an ornate pile of bricks in downtown Hartford.  Last weekend I went to dinner across the street at Max Downtown and then to Theaterworks to see Hand to God, a clever and funny play with puppets.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Biking and Walking

On Sunday morning, West Hartford Center was closed to traffic so people could ride bicycles and walk.  Many people took advantage.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Hartford Paint the City II - Music is the Link

Edwin Supelveda (a/k/a DON RIMX) painted an indigenous musician at the entry way to the Parker Memorial Community Center on Main Street in Hartford.

I wish they removed that scrubby little tree to let the mural be seen more clearly.

Click here to see other murals as part of Monday Mural.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

A Bad Day

It is just a normal residential neighborhood.  Kind of hard figuring out how or why someone was traveling fast enough to flip a car.  I didn't see anything in the newspaper about injuries or death.

Saturday, August 25, 2018


West Hartford is a great town for walking, with well developed sidewalks all around town.
But, the roads weren't designed for cars and bicycles to coexist. 
Bike West Hartford has worked with the Town to mark a few bikeways on less traveled roads.

I went to the high school to photograph a Bike West Hartford ride, but Mary was the only one there.
We discovered that the group had gathered at another side of the school.

Mary was a freelance writer for publications like National Geographic and the Smithsonian.  
She moved back to Connecticut a few years ago to become the head of
the creative writing program at Central Connecticut State University.

Friday, August 24, 2018


Barbel is a small, pixie-like woman.  Originally from Germany, she runs a German language
school in a church near West Hartford Center.  Until recently she was a redhead.
I like the silver-white tousled hair and the flirty bare shoulders.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hike to the Mic

Last weekend the Friends of Heublein Tower sponsored three days of live music at the top of Talcott Mountain.  Apart from one restricted access road, the way to get to the top is to hike in.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Asian Festival II

One large Asian dance group was particularly colorful and expressive.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Asian Festival I

The dragon boat races were part of a day-long Asian Festival, including food, social 
and community organizations and lots of dancing.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Hartford Paint the City I - "Give Peace A Chance"

The City of Hartford commissioned artists to paint 14 murals on city-owned properties.

Nick Frasco -- a former Hartford school teacher -- painted two children holding butterflies and wearing shirts with "Give Peace" and "A Chance" on the rear of Breakthrough II Elementary School (the former Mark Twain School) in the Blue Hills neighborhood of Hartford.

Click here to see more murals for Monday Mural.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Dragon Boats

On Saturday, dragon boats raced on the Connecticut River in Hartford.  Some were corporate and collegiate teams competing against other corporate and collegiate teams, others were clubs around New England competing against other similar club teams.  It is always a colorful event.

A rower from the Harvard dragon boat.