Saturday, April 15, 2017

STOP, and behind the scenes

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Back at home now. The pathology report says that the operation was successful, the cancer was confined entirely within the prostate "capsule" and every indication is that the treatment should be curative.

Immediate post-surgery recuperation was a nightmare though. My GI tract shut down completely, initiating incredibly painful abdominal and bladder spasms and it took over 36 hours for bowl clearing routines and anti-spasm medication to take effect. Got out Friday afternoon, and for the next few days I don't plan to do anything but sleep and take the meds.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

City in the Rain, plus, Blog Notes

Norwich, Connecticut

There will be a pause in posting here. I'm going into the hospital tomorrow for surgery and expect it will be at least a few days before I'm well enough to put up posts.


Rhinebeck, New York

And a restrained tree, in the rain. (As always, you can click in the picture area to get a larger, clearer view.)

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Pizza Delivery Car

Torrington, Connecticut

Seems a bit upscale, but later a kid left the pizza place in the corner storefront with a couple insulated pizza delivery packages and drove off in this car.

Thursday, April 06, 2017 that...Pileated Woodpecker Attack!

Rhinebeck, New York

See all those wood chips at the base of this tree on the edge of the municipal parking lot?

Human vandals at work? Nope. A pair of pileated woodpeckers have torn hell out of the old tree. I think if they keep this up they'll actually take it down.

cropped detail

About half an hour later. The birds paid almost no attention to the cars pulling in and out of the lot, or people getting in and out of the cars. One seemed a little more skittish than the other, moving around to the back side of the tree when I approached within fifteen feet or so. This guy just kept hammering away.

Dress Shop

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Sunday, April 02, 2017


Naugatuck, Connecticut

Another very faded piece of signage. It's on a weigh station at a gravel, etc., dealer.


Naugatuck, Connecticut

As always, you can click in the picture area to get a larger, more legible view.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Office Chair

Waterbury, Connecticut

This strip mall at the western side of town has been half (or more) empty for more than twenty years. Stores and businesses move in, last a few years, then close. Then new ones take their place, but never enough to reach full occupancy. But it never empties out entirely, either.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Another Billboard Pairing

Torrington, Connecticut, 3/26/17

Also, it may officially be spring but the snow hasn't melted and the light still looks like winter.

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Norwich, Connecticut

It looked more like a restaurant supply house than a supermarket, but that was the name over the entry.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017