Every year as the leaves change color, I’ve always found this pond in my hometown to be quite picturesque. Even though it looks man-made, this pond is actually naturally-occurring. A recent much-needed dredging and improvement project has really made this special place in Milford, Connecticut a truly wonderful place to spend some time.

I’ve been meaning to photographic this place for years however, as it’s on one of my normal commuting routes, I always seemed to forget my camera and think “ah, I’ll get it next time.” I finally remembered to throw the Canon in the car and was lucky enough to have a beautiful day to stop and take these shots.

This panorama is a composite of 6 separate images merged together to get the full view of the area.
I hope you enjoy. 

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After a relatively strong nor’easter here in Connecticut this weekend, some areas officially have more leaves on the ground than on the trees. I think these grounded leaves are just as beautiful, whether they’re forming a colorful blanket on the lawn, sweeping across a winding walkway, or filling up a small stream – as they are here. Autumn may not be my personal favorite season. But, it’s a close second.

 

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Living in a beach community, I seldom make it a point to travel inland just to take a look around. I’m drawn to the water. Always have been and, barring some cataclysmic event where I barely swim out alive, I’m pretty sure I always will be.

But, there’s something to be said about the peach, quiet and solitude of the woods. It truly is a great place to retreat, collect ones thoughts, and simply just look around. And, in the Autumn, even more so. I enjoyed just pointing my camera and looking around today. I hope you enjoy looking around this and the forthcoming photos, too.

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“Well I’m a tidal pool explorer From the days of my misspent youth.” – Jimmy Buffett

I’ve always loved the shapes created in the sand by the outgoing tide. The lines are smooth and harmonious, like a great sea-inspired song.

 

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I’m a warm weather guy, no doubt about it. However, some of the best shoreline shooting here in my area of Connecticut happens around this time of year. The combination of lower sun angles earlier in the day along with where the sun starts to line up with the horizon/landscape around here just makes for better photos. I guess I’ll have to keep bundling up.

 

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Impressive. Enthusiastic. Unexpected. Just a few words that only begin to describe today’s turnout at FCP Euro’s July Cars and Coffee. With the parking lot completely full by 9:30am, enthusiasts young & old came out on a gorgeous July morning to admire an incredible array of BMW, Audi, VW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo and other European makes; as well as a nice selection of JDM and American eye candy to satisfy all tastes.

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As a special treat, FCP Euro partnered with NE30, a New England area BMW E30 group, to bring out a fantastic collection of BMW’s 2nd generation masterpiece from all over Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.

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Of course, we had to bust out the FCP Euro E30 to join in on the fun.

Hundreds gathered to admire, photograph, and discuss our favorite rides, while sipping on some cold brewed Boston Brew Company coffee. There was also a nice show of support for the furry friends with some generous donations of pet food for the Ansonia Animal Shelter.

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Next event… Cars and Canines???

Please enjoy these photos from today’s event. 

 

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Those of us living in New England having been longing for warmer weather for quite some time now.  Sure, we’re accustomed to the occasional chilly start to spring, but this season has been particularly tempurature-temperamental, if you will. From mid-March blizzards to the occasional spring-like tease I, for one, am thrilled that we’re making our return to warmer and more predictable temperatures.

Below is a photo that always reminds me of the just warming, early spring, late afternoon glow. I found this one while doing a bit of photo file archiving and thought it was timely; given that I’m in such a warm mood.

I hope you enjoy.

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