Thursday, July 30, 2009

Roger the Jester

Washington Depot, CT

A summer solstice festival.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Exhibition Opening

Washington Depot, CT

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Art Exhibit II

Washington Depot, CT

Monday, July 27, 2009

Art Exhibit

Washington Depot, CT

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Little Photographer

Roxbury, CT

It was an opening reception for a two-artist show at the gallery of the public library. The little girl was everywhere with her little pocket digital camera, photographing everything.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Litchfield, CT

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fourth of July, VIII

Pittsfield, MA

The obligatory warplane overflight.

Pittsfield, MA

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fourth of July, VII

Pittsfield, MA

Certainly nothing unusual about people taking pictures of each other as well as the marchers at a parade, it's just become more common with the ubiquitous cell phone camera. Nothing unusual about cheerleaders doing dangerous-looking stunts either. But look at the lower right corner of the second photograph. First time I've encountered someone sketching the action at a parade. He kept the small sketchbook close to his jacket, quickly flipping it open to draw with a short pencil for a few seconds at a time. (As always, you can click on any photo to get a larger view, then click your browser's back button to return.)

Pittsfield, MA

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fourth of July, VI

Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfield, MA

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fourth of July, V

Pittsfield, MA

The balloon crews merge from the side street alternating with other marching units to head up the main thoroughfare, North Street, which is also US Route 7, closed to all other traffic for the duration. Along the route the balloons have to be lowered to the ground to pass below the traffic light stanchions.

Pittsfield, MA

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fourth of July, IV

Pittsfield, MA

The balloons are inflated and volunteer crews practice handling he lines on a side street before the start of the parade.

Pittsfield, MA

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fourth of July, II

Pittsfield, MA

Great name for a fife and drum corps: the Adamsville Ancients.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fourth of July, I

Pittsfield, MA

The city of Pittsfield has an enormous July 4th parade with 176 marching groups following a route of more than a mile through the center of town.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Memorial Day Eleven

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Seems like something right for the 4th of July.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Stockbridge, Massachusetts

A special weekend at The Shrine of Divine Mercy.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Laurel Festival 2009, IV

Winsted, CT

Winsted calls itself "The Laurel City" and it's a requirement that all cars and floats in the parade use laurel from the local hills as the sole decorative theme.