Monday, March 21, 2011

Smooth Transitions

The second day of spring (remember what the first day was like?).

I think we just crave smooth, orderly transitions.  From cold to warm, from chaos to order, from poverty to prosperity.  Even though we know the market is as likely to go down as up on any given day, that as one of the world's hot spots cools down another will fire up, we're still surprised and disappointed when things don't move in the right direction.  In early spring, it will be warm, cold and everything in between.

But for the love of all that's holy, can't we go a week without snow?!?

Transition on Carmi's Thematic Photographic

Rose bush in a cornfield...

Heard the saying "A rose bush in a cornfield is a weed"?

What about a crocus in the strawberry patch?  I'll tell you what it is - it's SPRING, my friends; it's Spring!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wadsworth Falls

Little Falls is only little compared to its big brother a short walk away - the main falls on the Coginchaug River in Wadsworth Falls State Park.  Waterfalls this powerful are unusual in southern Connecticut.  Height is only 15 feet (or 25 or 30 depending on the web site you believe), but the volume of water is incredible - especially now in early spring.  

Friday, March 18, 2011

Little Falls

How can this be named "Little Falls"?  A 50 foot waterfall cascading down worn sandstone steps, guiding Wadsworth Brook into the Coginchaug River.  Don’t worry Little Falls – we have a 290 pound 6’9” power forward named “Big Baby” and a lot of people still think he’s pretty tough.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Over the Falls. Again.

Prydden Brook Falls emptying into the Housatonic River.  Prydden Brook crosses the Zoar Trail in the Paugussett State Forest.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Over the falls

Westfield Falls in Middletown, CT.  Height around 25 feet.  With the snow melt and recent rain, Fall Brook is running fast with three powerful branches over the falls.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Almost-Spring Thaw

Icicles hanging over the stream.  Days have been warmer, nights cold enough to refreeze the thawing ice as the steams channel under the snow.
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