Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016


Washington, Connecticut

At Steep Rock Preserve earlier this month. And today it hit 60° after being twenty below at the beginning of the week.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Freezing Rain and Fog

Woodbury, Connecticut

About 8:00 this morning, after clearing the driveway before the freezing rain made that task impossible.

The good news is that by noon the temperature had finally moved up near 50° and I tried the darkroom plumbing, which had thawed, and held pressure. Big relief, and in future I'll have to be much more proactive about draining out the pipes whenever the the outdoor temperature is expected to get a long way below freezing.

Monday, February 15, 2016

All Froze Up

Woodbury, Connecticut

Not much snow, but the cold is unrelenting. They've been forecasting rising temperatures all day but it hasn't happened. Stalled at around 17°F since late morning, so I can't even to test whether the frozen darkroom pipes are ruptured or not. I even received some trial sheets of Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag this afternoon, and can't do a thing with them. That, above, is the darkroom/platinum-lab, seen from an upstairs window.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Six AM. Ten Below.

Woodbury, Connecticut

This is not at all amusing. The water to the darkroom sink is blocked and I won't know until there's a thaw whether the pipes are simply frozen or if they've burst. The heat loop that serves the darkroom is overwhelmed and struggling to maintain even 50° in the lab, and clearly we've frozen in the tunnel/crawlspace below.

Valentines from the Market

Woodbury, Connecticut

Friday, February 12, 2016

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

John St.

Torrington, Connecticut

Late November, getting ready to rain, winter light.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Winter Rain

Washington, Connecticut

We've finally had snow and temperatures well below freezing the past couple of days. Earlier in the week though we had a long winter rain in southern New England while a large area hundreds of miles to the south was getting snow.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Frozen Swamp/Beaver Dam

Washington, Connecticut

Light rain after an overnight freeze a couple days ago.

Friday, February 05, 2016


Woodbury, Connecticut

We seem to be having another no big deal snowstorm in western Connecticut. Temperature around freezing, very little accumulation overnight. Supposed to continue into the afternoon, but not coming down hard at all.

Thursday, February 04, 2016


Woodbury, Connecticut

54° F at a litte after six in the morning on February 4, in southern New England, is completely weird! We had rain yesterday, with similar crazy temperatures. At least the winter rain made for some interesting picture possibilities.