Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Random Shot from the Day at the High Line in New York City

This is the Dream Downtown Hotel in Chelsea located at W 16th Street in New York City.  Pretty unusual if you ask me.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday at the Feeder

Well this White Breasted Nuthatch just cracked me up.  He was reclining as he gobbled up the seed.  I couldn't help but think of Jesus who apparently reclined at the dinner table as was the custom back in first century Palestine.

Notice the very long hind toe claw, nearly twice the size of his front toe claws.  The Nuthatch has great agility for climbing down trees head first to stash seeds in the bark.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Still at Grassy Hill Farm in Orange.  They had a very impressive display of eggplant. 

And they were just as good as they looked.  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

ABC Wednesday - G

This week ABC Wednesday features the letter G.  I've chosen Grassy Hill Farm in Orange.  You can read the history below on their sign.  All of their produce looked, and tasted yummy.

They got that right!!!

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013


These are volunteer Petunias that are growing between the concrete steps and the stone path at the parsonage.  They've been quite prolific all summer and very brilliant in their jewel-tone colors.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Yet another sunset

It's that time of year when everyones posts on Facebook feature a sunset.  Sunset over the Bahamas, the Cape, over the Bay Area Bridges.  Everywhere you look there are stunning sunsets.  But this one though, I think, takes the cake (if I do say so myself).  This was taken last Monday night as I was going down to Gulf Beach in Milford.

This one, I do believe, looks like the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

When Day is Just, Almost, Not Quite Yet Done

One last post from Gulf Beach.  No tripod so a bit of shake but I still like the photo.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gulf Beach

This was my first visit to a stunning little beach in Milford called Gulf Beach.  Orange used to be North Milford until the farmers up here got tired of going down to Milford for Church Services and started their own.  So these two towns, Milford and Orange have a lot of connections.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Up, Up, and Away

The new Route 34 that pours you out right into New Haven.  Sort of looks like the Emerald City in grey tones.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

ABC Wednesday F

Field View Farm established 1639 by the Hine family.

The ice cream was very good!
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Backside

This is the backside of Orange Congregational Church.  It actually is quite a large facility with many hallways and sections.  The sun was setting and the the light was falling on the steeple that gave it a golden tone.  The moon was rising up to the right of the church.  I'm in need of new stay tuned.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunflower Starfish

This was a dried specimen of a Sunflower Seastar that we had in my Marine Natural Science Illustration Class.  

From Wikipedia
Pycnopodia helianthoides, commonly known as the sunflower seastar, is a large sea star found in the northeast Pacific. It is the largest sea star in the world, with a maximum armspan of 1 m (3.3 ft). Sunflower seastars usually have 16 to 24 limbs; their color can vary widely. They are predatory, feeding mostly on sea urchinsclamssnails, and other small invertebrates.
Below is the underside of the sea star.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sunset set at the Trolly Museum

Even though in yesterday's post (before Friday at the Feeder)  I said it was hot and humid we did see a knock down, drag out sunset.  We were convinced God sent it just for us.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday at the Feeder

Double date at the thistle feeder!  
When I keep it filled the American Goldfinches come and when I don't they go elsewhere so I try to have thistle available all of the time.  What is interesting about this moment was that the top feeding station had two House Finches, the male with the red head on the left and the brown stripy female on the right. And the bottom had the American Goldfinches with the male on the left and the female on the right.  Hmm, just like church in the Puritan days, men on the left and women on the right.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Trolly Museum in East Haven

Some more night photography.  It was a really hot and humid night with mosquitos galore.  We packed it in pretty quickly.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

ABC Wednesday - E

Eupholus bennetti writ large
c. Suzanne Wagner
From Wikipedia...
Eupholus is a genus of beetle in the family Curculionidae.  The genus includes some of the most colorful of the weevils.  The color may serve as a warning to predators that they are distasteful.  Most species feed upon yam leaves, some of which are toxic to other animals.  The species occur in New Guinea and adjacent islands.  This genus was described by French entomologist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Dechauffour de Boisduval in 1835.
The making of a Eupholus!
The actual specimen that the photo was taken from is just over one inch long.  

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lost Hat

Finished with the carnival, so long until next year.  Back to the ordinary in Orange.
I found this hat on the side of the road on Tyler City on one of my walks.

Monday, August 12, 2013

I meant to do that

Sometimes things always don't go according to plan however that's good because you get so much more.  This was one of the rides at the Orange Fireman's Carnival.