Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 30, 2011

The last day of the month! I was generally disappointed in the number of really unusual, perhaps homemade, displays that includes an American flag.

I always attempt to make the last day of a month and the first day of the new month share their monthly themes. I am going to try something in July: playing with photo apps on the iPad or iPhone. I took in a one-day class in New York on iPhone photography, and I downloaded several apps that do Photoshop-y things to pictures. So the picture for today was taken with my iPad, but there is no special effects treatment on today's. For special effects, be sure to check out the July blog.

We went to a New Britain Rock Cats baseball game tonight. This picture shows a guy in the stands wearing a great tee-shirt with a flag. Just a tiny part of the picture. It was a beautiful night, cool (for the time of year) and sunny.

P.S. We left after the sixth inning, but when we left, the Cats were behind 4-0.

June 29, 2011

Today I stuck really close to home. This is one of the flower boxes under the windows at the New Hartford post office. I just didn't have time to do anything more interesting or unusual.

June 28, 2011

On the way to Riverton yesterday, I passed this factory and did not stop. Today, I made a quick trip back to get the picture. It's the workshop of Century Woodworking on Route 181 in Barkhamsted.

June 27, 2011

We drove up to Riverton today, up West River Road and back down East River Road. (My favorite house up there is for sale!!) I took two pictures, but the first one is the "official" one for today. It is the upper floor of the Riverton General Store. There were four of these groupings of little flags.

The second picture is a retake of a picture I took for Picture-A-Day four or five years ago. It is a tiny cemetery on East River Road, just four gravestones which are quite old. I'm embarrassed to admit I've never gone in to see who is buried there, but one of the graves always has a fresh flag. So for sentimental reasons, here is tiny cemetery.

June 26, 2011

It seems to be my month to ask complete strangers if I may take their picture. This was a couple of people who came out of Stop 'n' Shop, Winsted, just as I got there. I would probably have tried to set up a slightly more artistic shot or at least worked to make the background less cluttered, but there they were, so I had to just ask and shoot.

June 25, 2011

I've seen a lot of patriotic tee-shirts, but this one was over the top -- just huge. So I had to ask the guy if I could take his pictures. He's an ex-Marine. This was taken in the New Hartford Home Depot.

Semper Fi!!

June 24, 2011

I knew I'd have to get a picture this month of a very well-known house in Torrington. They go hog wild at Christmas (even calling their house "The Christmas House"), but they also decorate for Easter, Valentine's Day, Hallowe'en, and the Fourth of July.

It was raining when I drove down to Torrington, so I had to settle for what I could get from the car. Not great, but flaggy nonetheless.