Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Taphophile Week

From the Orange Cemetery.  Simply sleeping.  I believe it was a child's headstone.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Taphophile Week

Taphophile = one who has an interest in cemeteries.
Since we are getting close to Halloween I thought I'd show some tombstones that caught my eye.  This was taken at one of the Wilton cemeteries.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


The next couple of days I'll feature some photos from the past. This was taken at the Wilton parsonage.  There was an old barn in the back and I saw this pitchfork blade sitting in a boarded up window sill.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

White Squirrel Redux, it all began......

...back in 2006 when I saw a white squirrel in Fairfield and she knocked my socks off.  I didn't know such beauty existed.  I was on my way to work one Sunday morning very early, and a white squirrel crossed my path. I thought it was God speaking to me directly and so I wrote an Advent sermon about the miracle of white squirrels and Advent.   So me and white squirrels have a long history.  Well, just this week I saw another white squirrel frolicking in my backyard a ye old parsonage in Orange.  I was able to grab my camera and get fairly close.  This one is NOT an albino.  I quote myself below (-8

He was fast and so these are a bit blurry, but I loved seeing her in action.

"And, oh yes.  For the scientists, skeptics, and scoffers among you, there is a scientific explanation for white squirrels....what I learned was if a white squirrel has the traditional black eyes then he is a genetic mutation of the common gray squirrel.  If a white squirrel has pink eyes then he is albino.  So says the Albino Squirrel Preservation Society of the University of Texas. 

And did you know that there are white squirrel colonies in Brevard, North Carolina, Olney, Missouri, and Exeter, Ontario?  And did you know that only one squirrel out of 100,000 squirrels are white?  And that they are extremely vulnerable to predators because of their beauty and inability to camouflage itself?"

White squirrels are miracles of the most natural kind.