Ridgefield is an old New England town. In the downtown, many structures that were originally residences have either been moved or repurposed to make way for business and commercial uses.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
I took a day trip to Westport, a toney town on the Long Island Sound in the southwest corner of Connecticut. The shopping district runs a couple of blocks deep on the east side of the Saugatuck River.
The high end furniture store, Serena & Lily, occupies a big house on the outskirts of the shopping district.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Cormorants usually float along serenely, slip under the water, then re-appear in another spot,. Sometimes they have a fish, sometimes not, but they continue on at a leisurely pace.
I can't explain it, but it was interesting to watch
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Maybe I will be able to visit Elizabeth Park's annual garden again this season, maybe not. Before long, they will pull out the annuals and plant the tulips bulbs in anticipation of next spring.
But, despite a later start than in most years, the annual garden is finishing with a flourish.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Dorjan Puka is a talented chef and entrepreneur. Albanian-born, he trained in several fine restaurants in Greater Hartford. In 2010 Dorjan went out on his own, opening Treva, a sterling Italian restaurant in West Hartford Center. Treva was followed by Avert (French) and Zohara (Middle Eastern), within sight of Treva in West Hartford Center. Artisanal Burger (American, of course) is now in Manchester.
Recently I found myself near his newest place, DORO Marketplace, this time a breakfast and luncheon spot in the southern part of West Hartford. I stepped inside. It was packed! (If a place with socially distanced seating and lines can be called packed.) Dorjan's magic touch continues.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
I have been going down this street for decades, on the way from West Hartford Center to the highway. But, I had never noticed this house before.
Does that happen to you? We are in a place so familiar we don't even notice things. Then, one day, we turn and -- bang! -- something finally registers. Glad it did.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Monday, September 7, 2020
I don't profess to be a birding expert, but I think this is a female blue winged teal.