Lots of beaver activity Easter morning at Moulthrop Brook, White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield, CT. Click on photos to see a larger image.
I took this photograph of the FV Jacquelyn and a humpback whale in 1993 off the coast of Maine. I’ve often wondered about the history of this boat but could never find any info. In May of 2012, almost 20 years later, I received an e-mail from its current owner, John Lindahl, who was in second grade in 1993. The Jacquelyn was built in 1944 in Southwest Harbor, Maine. “My father and I use her for scalloping in the winter and we store bait and lobster crates on her during the summer when we’re lobstering”, John related. “Anywhere I go, there’s people who know the boat from days past. She’s been fishing up and down the coast for a long time” he added. I sent John two copies of the photograph, one to hang on his wall and one as a surprise for his dad. “I Googled FV Jacquelyn one night out of curiosity”, John said. “I thought I might find an old photo of her online….but I wasn’t expecting to find anything this good”.
I was heading up Windmill Hill at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, CT a couple of days ago. For some reason I looked to my left and saw this Barred Owl at eye level about 15 feet away. What a thrill!
I saw this beautiful barred owl at the White Memorial Conservation Center this morning.
I had the great pleasure last Sunday night of seeing Arlo Guthrie perform at what used to be called Trinity Church in Housatonic, MA. For those of you not familiar with the story, the church played a prominent role in Arlo’s hit song “Alice’s Restaurant” and the subsequent movie that followed. Years later Arlo bought the church and renamed it The Guthrie Center. The Guthrie Center is “dedicated to meeting the ongoing needs of the community by working together with other non-profit agencies to serve those in need.” The building is also used as a concert venue. To see Arlo play here is something special indeed, made even more special on this evening by a surprise guest, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. Ramblin’ Jack was a close friend of Arlo’s dad Woody. Here are a few photographs from this remarkable show. (Click on photograph to see a larger more detailed image).
Icelandic musicians Svavar Knutur, Lay Low and Agnes Erna performed at “The Iceland Affair”, a celebration of all things Icelandic. The third annual event was held at the White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield, CT, USA, July 14, 2012. Click on the photos to see a larger version. To view more photographs of Svavar Knutur and Lay Low please visit the “Icelandic Musicians” page on my website.
I created the following slideshow featuring some of my favorite nature photographs along with some of my favorite musician photographs to the tune of “Yellow Light” by Of Monsters and Men. To view the slideshow “Full Screen” click on the “Full Screen” icon in the lower right.