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

Photos by Salt Water New England


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

Guernsey Hats by Le Tricoteur - Made in Guernsey

Brown, Beige, Navy, and Dark Grey - Photo by Salt Water New Engalnd
Those who enjoy the thick, tough, good looking qualities of the Guernsey Jumper /Sweater will find the same qualities in their hats.  Tightly woven English worsted wool, snug and warm.
Made on the English Channel Island of Guernsey. Guernsey Products Provided by Le Tricoteur <http://guernseyjumpers.com/>

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Shepherd's Life

Photo by Salt Water New England

Worn

Photo by Salt Water New England

Lichen

Photo by Salt Water New England

Tis the Season

Photo by Salt Water New England

Setter Print

Photo by Salt Water New England

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Reader Question: What to Do About Lint on Waxed Cotton Barbours?

Barbour with Lint (and Feathers) - Photo by Salt Water New England
Reader Question:
I love your blog and check it at least once a day...and I am definitely not a blog person!  
Question for the Community:  
I am really enjoying wearing my new Barbour wax jacket.  I've had quilted Barbours in the past and recently got my first wax jacket.  I'm noticing that the waxed cotton is collecting a lot of lint.  Any suggestions to minimize this?