Saturday, October 29, 2011

Too Soon

halloween_snow by jim.colleran

Hold on - my calendar says we have Halloween in a couple of days, then Thanksgiving three weeks later, and then the first day of winter rolls around.

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

Friday, October 28, 2011

Workin for a Livin

tonka by jim.colleran

I swear I had this Tonka Truck as a kid - looks like it's all grown up.
Metal moving metal as a new building goes up in New Haven.

It's still Mettalica week at Carmi's Written Inc.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Iron Bridge

iron_bridge by jim.colleran

If you're designing a highway bridge getting into the city, then design counts as much as carrying load - take Boston's Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, or the new Quinnipiac River Bridge under construction in New Haven as examples.  But if all you have to do is get a freight train over a little watercourse, then slap some iron trusses together and you're good to go!

It's Mettalica week at Carmi's Written Inc.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Show Off

coleus by jim.colleran

It's not just the maples and oaks showing off and vying for attention now.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Get out and play!

playground by jim.colleran

There’s a certain beauty in symmetry, in clean lines and bright colors. But the truth is I just flat out loved climbing on these things in the playground when I was growing up.

What draws you to a scene? Check out a week of triangular images at Carmi’s Thematic Photographic.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Hunter's Moon

october_moon by jim.colleran

OK, a day early. The Hunter's Moon - the full moon after the Harvest Moon which is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox (still with me?) - happens about 10pm tonight.

 But it will be cloudy tonight - so let's make due with this one.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Here's hoping

butterworth_pond by jim.colleran

The state is gearing up for fall's change of colors, and all the tourism activity that generates. This shot was last year, mid-October. A little more sun, and maybe this year will be as bright.

Cool Photoblogs Weekly Challenge - Autumn

Saturday, October 1, 2011


How often have you gone around town, the places you go all the time and know like the back of your hand, and still stumble on something new?  "Now when did they put that there??"  Only to find it's been there for years, hiding in plain sight?

I have hiked over and driven around Sleeping Giant many, many times.  And everytime I'm on the north side, hiking along Tuttle Ave, I look over at the horse farm and pastures, maybe take a picture, and just keep on hiking by.  You know what?  They play polo back there - have for years, and I never really noticed.  In fact, the polo field has been there for a hundred years!  Maybe I've seen a sign, maybe someone mentioned it, but I've never been back there.

But it's a lot of fun.  Club polo - relaxed, informal, and the riders are happy to have a crowd watching when they play.  Check out Giant Valley Polo Club matches next year - matches run from May to September.  Drive up, pay at the gate (it's a suggested donation), park at the field and enjoy.  Yes, you can even go divot stomping at half time - can't beat that, can you!

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