Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Peony


One of the first peonies to bloom this year was huge, bigger than my hand can stretch.

Monday, May 21, 2018

13th Annual Great Tomato Celebration






Susie called.  "There is a break in the weather, I have bundled the girls into the car and we are going to White Flower Farm for their annual sale of tomato plants.  Want to meet us there?"

I don't have to be asked twice.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Bill Hosley


Bill Hosley is a Hartford historian who gave an impassioned talk about Elizabeth Colt, wife of Hartford gunmaker Samuel Colt,.  Mrs. Colt left a big imprint on Hartford.


The talk was in the afternoon after the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
I thought it was unnecessary for Hosley to wear a fascinator, but he did.


And an experienced speaker should really know better than to mug at a camera held by a guy 
with a finger on the shutter button and good reflexes.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Cherry Petals


The cherry blooms were beautiful, but now the petals are falling to the ground.
Hazel is beautiful even when she falls to the ground.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Walk Along the Hartford Side of Prospect Avenue

Prospect Avenue divides Hartford from West Hartford.  The stretch between Farmington Avenue and Asylum Avenue is home to some lovely homes from the turn of the 20th century.


Nice details.  Palladian window.  Bow windows.  Turret.  Bright colors.


The embellished portico contrasts with an otherwise plain fa├žade.


Lots of nice cornice, window and door details.


 If you like green . . .


Gate, column, house.


This Tudor house is nicely maintained.  I should have photographed it after the lawn was mowed.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Something to Do When Stopped in Traffic


A photographer?  A hacker?


A fan of the University of Kentucky sports teams.


Get you one.  A generous owner of a Mercedes Benz.


Someone happy to move from Ohio to Florida.

I saw NAPLES-FL and many other interesting plates while racing along at high speeds,
but I'm not going to try to photograph a license plate at 70 miles per hour.