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New England Photos

A photo essay of life,sights and history in New England. Including some of the lesser known things and some of the down-right obscure. A new photo added every one to two days. Click on the photos to see a larger picture. There are more pictures in the archive.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Colorful Fall Farm Stand

Vermont - We took a trip up to Bennington VT and on the way back we stopped at this colorful farm stand. I was told every year is they spell out VERMONT in pumpkins.

Here is a white pumpkin, I hear that last year the sold so well that this year they planted extras and they are selling very well.

Another standard item is this display.

A rack of large ears of Indian Corn.

Colorful gourds; my wife picked up some of these for our house.

A big line of pumpkins; the pumpkins were lined up by size.

They also had piles of squash, this is a striped variety of acorn squash(sorry I forget the name).

A display of small ears of Indian Corn.

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Colorful Fall Farm Stand

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Colebrook Senior and Community Center - Turkey Dinner and Raffle

Colebrook, CT - I have to support my new town so here is a photo of two women selling tickets to a Turkey Dinner to be held Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Senior and Community Center. I bought six tickets for the raffle of the quilt. That will look good on my wall in the new house. All I have to do is win it...well I have six chances. I believe the proceeds go to the Colebrook Quilters and the Senior and Community Center.

So don't cook this Saturday, come to the turkey dinner.

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Colebrook Senior and Community Center - Turkey Dinner and Raffle

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Frank and Joel at Sandisfield Arts Center

Sandisfield, MA - I saw these signs along the road, they are reminisent of the old Burma Shave signs. They are advertising the performance of Frank and Joel Brown at the Sandisfield Art Center. All I know about them is Joel plays the Guitar and Frank plays the Clarinet and they play swing era music. If you click on the link below and look in past performances there is a better description of Frank and Joel. Speaking of Burma Shave, I remember a "Burma Shave like ditty in Mad Magazine when I was a kid(many years ago), Beer Cans along the roadside...are litter people say...but at night...they shine so bright...to safely guide the way...Burma Shave. Well, as my mother used to say, "Why can't you remember your studies that well?"

This is the Sandisfield Art Center. In 1839 it was built as a Baptist Meeting House and remaind that way for 83 years and then became the only known rural Orthodox synagogue on record in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for another 75 years. In 1995 a group of people got together to save the building and turned it into a non-profit performing arts center. Read more about it and future and past performers here Sandisfield Arts Center

It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Frank and Joel at Sandisfield Arts Center

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Farmington Antiques Weekend 2010

Farmington, CT - A few weeks ago we went to the Farmington Antiques Weekend. These are a few photos I took when we were there.

A few quick shots when we were there.

One of the exhibitors.

Looking down the walkways.

Nipper watching over some antique radios.

Farmington Antiques Weekend 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

Dry Rivers

There has not been much rain at all this summer. It has been hot and humid for months. This river was full and flowing swiftly this spring...just look at it now.

This river is in front of our new house and we loved the way it sounded. Now, you can't even hear it. Hopefully we will get some rain soon.

Dry Rivers
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