Friday, December 26, 2003

Thursday, December 25, 2003

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Constitution Plaza

A single shot from the lights on Constitution Plaza. I'll go back and get more.

Star-filled sky.

Snow Bowl

Last weekend, sister Penny attended the Miami Dolphin/New England Patriot game in Foxboro, Massachusetts. It was a good day to be in the corporate box.

A cold track for the visiting Dolphins.
Finding your seat was a little more difficult than usual.
Heated seats? I don't think so.
A unique touchdown celebration.

Sunday, December 07, 2003

First Blizzard of the 'Winter'

A foot or more of snow between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. Luckily it was light and fluffy. Caylee and Ben enjoyed the afternoon playing in the backyard.

A bucket of snow...
...to dump on your head.
Snow buddies.
Smile for the camera!
Gathering snow for the fort.
The sledding path.
The snow fort.
Serious Ben.
Smiling Ben.
Silly Ben.
Caylee? I haven't seen Caylee.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Windy City

A blustery day in Hartford with plenty of proof that fall is anxious to give way to winter.

City Place from the sidewalk below.
Sign that the foliage season is officially over.

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Caylee's First Six Months

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Sunday, November 02, 2003

Friday, October 31, 2003

Thursday, October 30, 2003

Judy Judy Judy

Friend Judy sent me this photo of her new puppy which gives her three basset hounds in total.

Two plus one equals three.

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Huskies Winning Weekend

A few photos from this Saturday. Caylee and I attended the UCONN football game at their new stadium. Mostly we ate pizza, cotton candy, popcorn and sipped hot chocolate to stay warm.

The new stadium from our parking spot.
Silver Lane in East Hartford.
Hebron Avenue in Glastonbury.

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Monday, October 20, 2003

Casual Day

A casual day for Caylee. These two photos are from this morning during the AM rush to get ready and out the door to school.

The quarterback is about to lose her chocolate doughnut holes.
Brady Bunch.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Fall Fotos

Photos taken yesterday morning and afternoon. The first couple while walking around the city and the last four while driving. I opened the sun roof and stuck the camera out to take a few shots while driving down the road. Almost as crazy as talking on my cell phone.

Church Street skyward.
Bushnell Park turning red.
East Street.
Colorful curve.
Burnt Hill Road.
Meeting House Road.

Friday, October 10, 2003

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Fall Weekend

A few photos from the first weekend of fall in Connecticut. The first photo is from Caylee's soccer tournament on Saturday in Lebanon. The girls playing 3 games in less than 3 hours. The remainder of the photos are from a Sunday morning walk/run in the woods.

The Purple Dragons after the soccer tournament.
Ben smells the air while standing at the top of the rapids.
Secluded pathway into a field.
The sun rises over the marsh.
It looks to be a fine day.
A wet Ben rests on the bridge.
Plenty of spider webs along the trail.
A meandering stream.
The sun tries to burn off the early morning fog.

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Cows On Parade (Part III)

Probably a few more days worth of cows which just goes to show how many of these bovines there are surrounding the center of West Hartford.

Carousel.
Fidelco.
Main Street.
Stars.
Cowdillac.
Electronics.

Monday, September 29, 2003

Cows On Parade (Part II)

More photos from Caylee and my visit to West Hartford a couple weeks ago.

Handprints.
Cows in the Kitchen.
Sound of Music.
Red lips.
Cows on cow.
Peacock.

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Rudy Part III

Rudy II holds his new son Rudy III. Congratulations!

It's diaper time buddy!

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Cows On Parade

More photos from last Saturday's visit to the Cow Parade. I'll try to post all of the cows over the next few days.

Adriaen's Landing.
Orange juice.
Golden retrievers.
Monet.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

No Photos Today

I'll be traveling to Atlanta for the next couple of days.

Sunday, September 21, 2003

Saturday In The Park

An eventful Saturday included team photo day for Caylee's soccer team in Hebron, a visit to the Dragon Boat races at the Riverfront in Hartford and trip to see the cows in West Hartford Center.

The Purple Dragons team photo.
Lincoln Financial Group's competitive team returns to the dock after a race.
Caylee and a cow in West Hartford Center.
One of my favorite cows.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Ben

Ben is today's photo model. Posing in front of this year's flower garden.

Ben in front of the flower garden.
Ben is sick of posing.
Ben's big smile.

Sunday, September 14, 2003

Friday, September 05, 2003

PB&J

Driving into work today, I was wondering what I would be able to find for a new website picture. And I saw this when I pulled into the parking lot. Amazing.

Smuckers and Jif - two of my favorites.

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Last Beach Photos

These are the last of the photos to be posted from Labor Day 2003. A few more from a very 'picturesque' walk and some more from that evening's spectacular sunset.

The view from the beach blanket.
My buddy.
Running ahead.
Chasing seagulls.
Sprinting back to the cottage.
The sun begins to set over a beautiful Sunday.
Going...
...going...
...gone.

Monday, September 01, 2003

Friday, August 29, 2003

Soccer Time

The first day of soccer of Caylee and her 11 teammates on the 'Purple Dragons'.

The Hebron playground after practice.
Caylee and her friends at play.
Caylee ala Pele.

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Two Odd Items

Two shots that require a little explanation. The first picture was taken with a Lomo camera. It has four shutters that each take a picture in rapid succession. The resulting photo is something like a short filmstrip as it captures some movement. The second picture is actually a scan of my 1988 Los Angeles Marathon results. My goal was for under 3 hours but I had to settle for a 12 minute improvement over the year before.

Caylee's Birthday 2001.
Proud of 778th place (out of 12,215 finishers).

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

First Day of First Grade

Not much of a smile on the first picture. This is because Caylee is asking me, "Are you taking a picture of me or the flowers?". Okay. The second photo is looking left down Indian Field Road from the end of the driveway. Our extended yard on the left and wetlands on the right.

Caylee before her first day as a first-grader.
Looking left down Indian Field Road.

Saturday, August 23, 2003

A Wonderful Late Summer Day

One of the year's best day. Warm and dry air on a sun-filled day with a slight breeze and light blue skies. Just perfect for fighting the underground yellow jacket nests in the front and back yard.

Black-eyed Susan's are in full bloom.
Flowers in the back yard.
A view of 58 Indian Field Road from Indian Field Road.
Due to the rain and humidity, the lawn is unusually plush for late summer.

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Charlestown Beach - September 2000

Two photos from 2000. Cherry just back from her U.S. citizenship ceremony. The guest speaker at the event, former Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano, is now a convict. The second photo is of me in more fit times.

The new citizen.
Back from the gym.

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Flashback to 2001

A couple photos of Caylee enjoying the water back in 2001. Seems funny to use the phrase 'back in 2001'. The first photo is from the last day of a vacation to Florida. The second is from September 11, 2001. I had taken Caylee out onto the beach to get her (and maybe myself as well) away from the horrible images on the TV screen. It was a very different world on that beach than across the water in NYC.

Disney World - March 3, 2001.
Charlestown Beach - September 11, 2001.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Ben Visits the Vet

My buddy was gimpy and not eating well. Although his test was negative, the vet has put him on antibiotics suspecting Lyme Disease. He also recommended that he lose 10 pounds or so. No more pig ears for a while.

Ben when he's feeling a bit better than today.

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Thunder Storm

Just avoided a mid-day thunderstorm today. Scampered back to the office in just the nick of time. Below is a photo a general who led troops at the Revolutionary War's Battle of Bunker Hill. Interestingly, there is no statue of the 'father' of Bushnell Park, Dr. Horace Bushnell. The second photo is a flashback to April of 2002 when Ben was not yet 3 months old and Caylee a few months away from 5 years old.

General Israel Putnam.
Caylee and Ben on the back porch in Hebron.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Will It Go Round In Circles

Pulaski Circle near Bushnell Park is one of the few remaining rotaries in the Hartford area. This welcoming monument in the center of the circle is in just fair shape. Sad considering its purpose of welcoming people to the city. The Jaycees might want to look into this potential eyesore.

Monument at Pulaski Circle. City Place (where I work) in the background.
Count Pulaski was a hero of the Revolutionary War. He died very young.
And now for something completely different, Caylee catches some rays.

Monday, August 11, 2003

The Arch and Pizza Night

The first photo is from today's lunchtime walk in the park. The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park is a Civil War Memorial dedicated in 1886. That makes it 117 years old. The second picture is of Caylee chomping on pizza dinner. She's 111 years younger than the Arch.

The Arch in Bushnell at midday.
Caylee biting into some pepperoni pizza.

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Old Shirts = Big Smiles

I seem to have found a winning solution for the pile of slightly odd and smaller than comfortable shirts in my closet.

Caylee models her new sleepwear.

Saturday, August 09, 2003

Ben and His Partner

My sister recently gave me this picture of my dog Ben and I. I can think of about ten pictures of myself from the past decade that I don't cringe while looking at. This one makes eleven.

Ben and I sitting in our back yard on a Sunday afternoon.

Friday, August 08, 2003

Interior Decorating

Finally carted my boxes up to my new workplace. It's much easier on the eyes than on Monday.

Before...
After...

Thursday, August 07, 2003

A Walk in the Park

Took a brief walk in the park today and came back with these photos. It was around 1:30 so there was only the late lunch crowd and the folks who thought better about spending another summer day in a climate-controlled office.

A bit of everything. A person sleeping by the tree. A gentlemen walking by. A statue. And folks sitting around the pond.
A view of the state capitol from the east side of the park.
The water fountains in the Bushnell Park pond.

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Into the Archives

No new photos today so I'm digging into the archives. The photos below are from a recent visit to my good friend Drew's house to catch a swim in his newly constructed pool. I remember the old days when we had to scrape together money for a six-pack. Of course, we had a 'six-pack' in those days but these days we can enjoy the pool, our daughter's company and a few more beers to pad our ample bellies.

Taylor and Caylee jump into the pool.
Lauren's toothy smile.
The girls pose for a photo.
Drew's dog, Zeeba, has a tough look and a gentle soul.

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

A Couple to Make You Smile

I hope that the following will cause you to grin or maybe even chuckle. Caylee is now a newly-minted six-year old and wants to do everything herself. I love this attempt at wrapping her wet hair in a towel after her bath. The second photo is from my good friend Judy. A couple weeks ago, she wasn't feeling well and decided to stay home to recooperate. Her husband snapped a picture of Judy napping on the couch and the crowd of pets that gathered to closely monitor her recovery.

Caylee insists on doing her own towel wrap.
Judy and her get well crowd.

Saturday, August 02, 2003

Thursday, July 31, 2003

A New Era

Today I begin a new era in my professional career and leave another behind. Over the past six and one-half years, I've been fortunate enough to work with some of the finest people one will ever have the chance to meet. This site is dedicated to keeping in touch with these good folks. Even if they did give me the following as a going away present (which is supposed to look like me).

Trey puppet.