Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Quoddy Dorm Boots, Handsewn in Maine

Photos by Salt Water New England
Quoddy has introduced the Dorm Boot, the newest style of their exceedingly popular collection of shearling slippers.  Made of twinface sheepskin and handsewn in Maine, they are ankle high, lightweight, and very warm, with leather heel covers and pull tabs.
Hand Sewn in Maine

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The US Coast Guard Idlers at the Gris, Essex, Connecticut

Photos and Video by Salt Water New England
The Idlers of the Unites States Coast Guard Academy at the Griswold Inn, Essex, Connecticut...


Dog Cards

Photo by Salt Water New England

Monday, December 11, 2017

Snowy Cloverdale Golden

Photo by Salt Water New England

Snowy Pileated Woodpeckers

Photo By Salt Water New England

Snowy Owl

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Hunting

Photo By Salt Water New England

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Out and About


Question for the Community: Christmas Tipping?

Photo by Salt Water New England
Every year, many ask about Christmas tipping.   Whom do you tip, and how much?  How has your approach to tipping changed over the years?

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Into the Woods

Photos by Salt Water New Enlgand
I have lately got back to that glorious society called Solitude. 
- Henry David Thoreau, Letter to H.G.O. Blake, January 1, 1859

Early Snow

Photo and Video by Salt Water New England

Friday, December 8, 2017

New Haven Pizza - Sally's or Pepe's?

Photos by Salt Water New England
News broke that Sally's Apizza has been sold, and some language seems to indicate there will be new locations opening.
Wooster Street's Sally's and Pepe's are the two most well-known pizza establishments in New Haven, a region that many consider to produce some of the best pizza, or apizza, anywhere.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Life on the Connecticut Shore - Shaggy

Father, Mid-1960s - Photo by Salt Water New England

Staffordshire Enamels - Made in England

Photos by Salt Water New England
 Originating in Bilston in 1741, enamel boxes were made to carry snuff, sweets, and beauty spots. Eighteenth century courting couples made them popular as gifts betokening lasting affection.  
-Staffordshire Enamels <http://www.staffordshire-enamels.com/What.html>


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Scratchy Photo from the 80s - Dr. Lowry

Photo by Salt Water New England
Dr. Lowry, a revered past neighbor, had been a pediatrician (Rosemary Hall, Vassar, Cornell Medical School) and in retirement, an organic farmer of sheep, chickens, and vegetables.   She could be seen daily working in the fields of her 1815 family (Chittenden) house in the growing season, and in the winter, cutting brush and tending her animals.

She lived to be 100 years old, perhaps extended by her frequent swims in Long Island Sound (through November) at the beach of her family's cottage in Buffalo Bay, playing tennis into her 80s, and her diet (she told me she needed to eat fat for energy).

For neighbors, Dr. Lowry was an early source of organic eggs and produce, and advice from life experiences, including the never forgotten "Don't ever turn your back on a ram."

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Few Norwegian Sweaters

Photos by Salt Water New England

In the Pantry

Photo by Salt Water New England
This time of year, strange foods begin to appear in the panty.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Photos by Salt Water New England


There are relatively few places more agreeable to wiling away a found hour than the National Mall, including walking the monuments or spending some time at a museum.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sanderlings on a December Beach

Photos by Salt Water New England

Saturday, December 2, 2017

1685

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Ocean House at Christmastime

Photos by Salt Water New England
Some miss the charm of the original Ocean House, while others believe the new, almost convention center-esque version is more agreeable.   Either way, however, the right seat with the right view, and with the right winds off the water, and with the right friends, can be lovely.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Choate Dining Hall

Photos by Salt Water New England


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Holiday Gift List, 2017

Photos by Salt Water New England
A collection of gift ideas from SWNE.  Full descriptions are in the source entries.  New additions may be added in the next week or two.

Cordings of Piccadilly

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

O Christmas Tree

Photo by Salt Water New England

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Wreaths Without Bows

Made on the Connecticut Shoreline of Materials From the Property - Photo by Salt Water New England