Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cordings Summer Sale

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 The Cordings Summer Sale has just begun.  Included are the following:

For Men

For Ladies

Monday, June 18, 2018

Out and About

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Sunday, June 17, 2018


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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Favorite Father's Day Food?

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The Oldest Stone House in New England

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Henry Whitfield House, Built 1639

Framing Black and White Photographs

All Original Photographs of All Original Photographs from Archives, Except for the Museum Photograph Below, Which is an Original Photograph of the Photographs of Others

It is not hard to visit a museum, gallery, or apartment or flat where quite a few black and white photographs are framed identically, typically with white or off-white mattes and modern, minimalist black frames.  The theory seems to be that this approach allows the photographs to stand out while the frames fade into the background, but too often the opposite effect is achieved.

Museums that would never hang oils with identical frames do just that with photographs.
An alternative approach, albeit more time consuming, is to pick out a frame and matte individually for each.  Black and white photographs (and this is regarding photographs from chemical film made individually using enlargers, not digital) change colors as they age, and even as a result of different processing, so the mattes should align.

Small prints, such as this one, require a different scale.

Friday, June 15, 2018

From the Community: How Do You Use Your Garlic Scapes?

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I use them in anything in which I would use garlic. For those who really love garlic, they are delicious roasted or grilled. Toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in a 350 degree oven or on a medium hot grill. Turn occasionally until they brown a bit.
- Bitsy. 

I do the way green onions are used - adds a little zing and prettiness julienned and into soups, salads, etc. Especially nice color touch if you have, for example, tomato bisque or gazpacho, or nice red & yellow endive salad. 

As deer deterrent. The scent remains, even after rain falls.

 I make scape pesto!
This recipe is from Cedar Circle Farm, Thetford, VT
10 scapes
1/3 cup pistachios
1/3 cup parm cheese
1/3 cup olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
- Michelle Adams

I'll first discard of any woody ends, much like with asparagus. Then as Bitsy suggests, a minute on the grill (or indoors, held with tongs for a few seconds over an open gas flame) until they are slightly charred helps to eliminate any sharpness that some may dislike, while bringing out a wonderfully subtle sweetness. After a rough chop, the delicious possibilities are endless - some of my favorite uses are topping scrambled eggs, mixing into potato salads, or making a sort of relish to pair with seafood. 

A Cookson 50

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Last day of practice, Newport to Bermuda....

If you are going to break down...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018


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“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”  ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Old Lyme Draw Bridge This Morning

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Life on the Connecticut Shore: Summer Saturdays, Early 1960's

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Some friendly sailing competitions...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018


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From a Friend's Garden

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Preparing Pea Shoots

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There are many ways to prepare pea shoots.  Some suggestions include:
  • Alone and crisp;
  • In a salad with a light vinaigrette;
  • On sandwiches;
  • Sautéed and put into an omelette, quesadilla, or tossed with pasta; and
  • Alongside some grilled tuna or salmon.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Around Chester, Connecticut and the Hadlyme Ferry

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Combining a current art culture with traditional architecture, at both personal and municipal scales, has a mixed record.  Chester, down the river from the Goodspeed Opera House, however (as with Wellesley, Camden, and the dearly missed apartments above Carnegie Hall) does it as seamlessly as anywhere.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Cut Flowers

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Go into the most scruffy, unkempt, impoverished manor house in any part of England, and you will find an abundance of cut flowers in almost every room.  While mice eat the books and mushrooms grow out of the paintings, flowers - on the piano, in the window, on the sideboard - hold up their heads in defiance of fate.   
-  Christopher Simon Sykes 

F.L. Woods' Stripes and Mercer Pink - Made in the USA

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Out and About

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