Sunday, September 20, 2009

Goodbye Summer of '09

The time has come to say farewell to summer. Honestly, I'm not a big fan. I like summer, don't get me wrong, but I hate heat and despise humidity and bugs. I love the wildflowers along the roads and I love the smell of cut grass. I also love lazy evenings just sitting out and watching the junebugs light up the yard. And vacations! I do love vacations! Enjoy the memories everyone.

Note: That dark blue strip on the horizon is Long Island.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Willington, Connecticut

I found this little wildlife preserve while driving along Moose Meadow Road. It was a very peaceful spot and I enjoyed just sitting by the water and listening to the crickets. We had driven down a dirt road that took us through the woods and soon we arrived at a fork. Choosing the left fork we eventually landed in someone's front yard. Talk about secluded living! I later found that the right fork was suitable for walking and reaching hiking trails into the woods. Maps are available in the parking area at the park entrance.



About Me

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Hi, and welcome to my blog! In my working life I'm a cook, and in my personal life I'm married and have two daughters, plus a Chihuahua named Minnie. I am also a culinary school graduate with a degree in pastry arts. When I have a day off the first thing I think about is getting my camera and hitting the road. I've always loved road trips and I've been carrying a camera since I got a 110 Instamatic for my birthday when I was a kid. So, we get in the car and travel all over seeking out new back roads and new places to visit. At least twice a year we head up to the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont and take in some of the best scenery New England has to offer, and we get to New Hampshire, too. We also do some shorter trips to Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and sometimes even New York state (although it's not in New England) and once in a blue moon, we get to Maine. When I'm not on the road I'm right here at home reading, writing, watching some classic television like Andy Griffith, or Minnie and I are out strolling in the cemeteries enjoying the art and remembering the people.