Elegant flyers, gulls winged up into the blue sky with a clams and other treasures pulled from the surf at Long Beach in Stratford.
Then chase it to the ground hoping to be the one to retrieve the released lunch.
Are you inside looking outside or outside looking in?
Mural on the side of a Main Street, Middletown, CT building.
If you have driven through Hartford, CT chances are you have seen the “onion dome” atop the Coltsville armory. Zipping by on I-91 you can’t really focus on the detail. These pictures were taken from the Huyshope Avenue side.
The blue sky on this February, 2015 day was a great backdrop to the gold, blue and white of the dome structure.
Levees are not that common in Connecticut and it looks like it has been quite awhile since any water has climbed the sides of this one in Windham. Mansfield Hollow Lake is formed, or enlarged, behind the levee and the water empties through a dam into the Willimantic Reservoir.
Walk a little over a mile on the levee to come to the “end of the road” where a gate and sheer walls turn the walkers and joggers back the way they came. It’s hard to imagine the circumstances when water would overflow this structure.
Lovely water reflections made up for not seeing any birds on this December afternoon.
Northeastern Connecticut is dotted with small ponds, lakes and reservoirs. Now that we are fully into “brown” season we explored a few last week and were rewarded with smooth water and reflections. The evergreens in the photo above were the most colorful thing around. We didn’t see much for wildlife this December day, either.
Hampton Reservoir and the pond at Brown Hill Marsh were as smooth as a mirror, with puffy cloud reflections. (Click to enlarge photo or view as slide show.)