A couple of interesting houses in the West End of Hartford.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
A big Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly spends a lot of time
flitting from one coneflower (Echinacea) to another.
A monarch butterfly made a cameo appearance.
Bumble bees are full-season residents.
But a yellow jacket was an interloper.
A green dragonfly paid a house call.
As did a silver-spotted skipper butterfly.
And a camera-shy goldfinch (through the window)!
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020
On recent visits to Elizabeth Park, the great blue heron was either hiding or just sunbathing.
But, on my most recent trip, after fifteen minutes of posing, he flew over to my side of the pond, stared at the movement in the water that indicated fish below . . .
. . . and speared one.
Preparing to eat a fish involves some complicated juggling. He has to maneuver the fish into
a head first position. This was an early move in his juggling act.
I was fiddling with my camera's controls when he lined the fish up and swallowed. (I am SO mad at myself!) But, I did manage to get an image when the fish was on its way down his long throat.
Friday, July 24, 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
Sunday, July 19, 2020
So far the cancel culture mob has not figured out what is wrong with Lafayette.
He still sits astride his horse where Lafayette Street and Washington Street meet Capitol Avenue.
Bushnell Hall -- the city's principal venue for live music and theater -- is seen beyond the statue.
The Capitol is out of sight on the left and other state buildings are on the right and behind me.
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
Hartford is Connecticut's capital city. I drove past the Capitol and stopped for a photograph.
I liked the way trees in Bushnell Park framed it, and the clouds were good,
but the sun was lighting the other side of the Capitol.
So, I drove to the other side. The light on the face of the Capitol was better,
but the framing and clouds weren't as good.
Which do you prefer?
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Union Station is the lovely brownstone railroad station in downtown Hartford, where Amtrak runs a spur line. Hot Tomatoes had a good thirty year run at the near end before calling it quits in 2017.
Unfortunately the most recent restaurant, a taco place called Chango Rosa, expired in March.