Photo by Salt Water New England

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Around Town, Now With 15% More Cars

Photos: Muffy Aldrich | Salt Water New England











































23 comments:

  1. Thank you ! Perfect way to end the weekend !

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  2. Too many miles on that Green Defender. I can tell.

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  3. What a wonderful way to start the day! Thank you so much.

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  4. I'm surprised to see golfers playing in shorts with low or invisible socks. Are such scruffy standards of dress now the norm on American golf courses? It is strictly forbidden on my clubs' courses. Long socks are mandatory with shorts. Those who disobey our dress codes can expect to be disciplined by the committee.

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    1. Times have changed in golf fashion these days, personally I prefer shorts in the summer or warm climates! Required long trousers seems to be a bit stuffy to me I'm not a professional golfer! Collared shirts I do wear at all the times golfing!Due to Tiger Woods fame in the golf world, a different and younger crowd are interested in golf now and they don't see the game the same way that our fathers did.

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    2. This is why I stick to tennis. Who wants to live life under threat of being disciplined by the committee? Good lord!

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    3. Disciplined By The Committee sounds like a great name for a band!

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    4. Tennis etiquette is also a thing of the past. When I began playing, we had to wear proper attire and behave like ladies and gentlemen but then came McEnroe.

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    5. In my youth, we would have called ourselves, "The Undisciplined, Despite The Committee."

      Thankfully, there are few, if any, McEnroe Meltdowns these days. Most pro players understand this is defeating and work with sport psychologists when needed.

      One of the things I love about tennis is it's inherent etiquette. At the end of every match--whether it be pro level or amatuer, a win or a heartbreaking loss, the opponents come to the net, shake hands, and thank each other for the game. If a chair umpire is present, they shake her hand and thank her for calling the match, too. Maybe other sports do this(?), but it's baked into the game of tennis.

      Aiken

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  5. Thanks for the bird photos

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  6. Loved it all.
    MaryAnne

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  7. The photo that especially catches my eye is the one where cash is left out in the open. If the honor system is still in use where you are, as it is around my ADK town, I feel we both are blessed.

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  8. Talking on the phone and texting while walking across the street - it's everywhere, it's everywhere. Kind of an active set of pictures. I'm retired and never looked back at the workaday world but I enjoy just being out and doing something. These pictures were perfect for me. Thanks

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    1. I didn't see any one talking on any phone...
      if you click on any picture it opens to a huge image, and on that image if you click again on it will get even bigger so you can see easier.
      I have always loved that this Lady Photographer gives us this options when she posts her time, efforts and beauty. Thank you again for doing so, it is enjoyed!

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    2. Thank you for correcting me. I hope none of the other readers were influenced by my error. I suppose I should also point out that the male in the picture may have just been playing a game on a device that did not have communication capability so I may have been wrong in my assessment of the whole matter. We use Apple TV many times when looking at the pictures posted on this blog - they are really fantastic when you see them on TV. Again, thank you for pointing out my error.

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    3. Please - look more closely. You shall see one person at least talking and two or three texting or reading. Thank you.

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  9. 15% more cars. Eek. One reason why we relocated to n’west Conn... Recall also a conversation from must have been the early 90’s. A gent remarked how the quality of life in Conn was on the upswing.
    I reminded him when I graduated from high school in 1970 the population was (roughly) 2.2m. By the
    90’s is was over 3.0m. And I said “you know what, they all have cars.”

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  10. Enjoyed it all! Thanks!

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  11. I like the photo of the "Self-Serve" and cash drawer. Growing up, all the farmers did this. I would often be sent to the dairy farm to pick up a quart of milk (glass bottle, cardboard cap, and cream at the top) or over to the vegetable farm for a few ears of corn. The farmers were too busy in the fields and had a cash box where you could pay. I must say, as a young boy of limited means, I often thought about adding an extra quarter or two in the change, but never did (one quarter would have been a sin; two, just irredeemably brazen). Oh, the candy and comic books I missed out on! I was so deprived.

    Aiken

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  12. Wait, summer's over, shouldn't there be 15% less cars?!

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  13. Would someone be able to identify what class the boat is with the designation "A123" mid-way through the pictures? It's beautiful. Many thanks.

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    1. I'm going to guess it's an Atlantic Class.

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    2. Thank you Patsy, it would seem to be the case.

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