Saturday, February 18, 2012

Connecticut coast tour

The awesome "Walk Through a Wedding" workshop ended on Sunday evening and people gradually began heading for home.  A few left Sunday evening to catch the train, a couple headed back by car, several were catching early flights Monday morning.  Well, I had scheduled my return flight on Tues morning so I could spend Monday doing some sightseeing, but when Monday morning came around I was sitting in my hotel room feeling a little intimidated by the idea of renting a car and navigating this little self-guided tour on my own.  But I printed a couple Google maps in the hotel lobby and headed out...and I'm SO glad I did.  My first stop was in downtown New Haven on the campus of Yale University.  It was a beautiful sunny day (tho chilly) and it was such a cool feeling to walk amidst those very large, very OLD buildings.  It's a hard feeling to explain - just felt like I was taken back in time and was in the midst of history.  I REALLY loved it!
I hope these photos allow you to share in that feeling a little bit.  There was so much intricate architecture...fences, archways, doorways, was just all very cool.

If I were doing a photo shoot on Yale's campus, this is where I'd start.  The light was so warm and swirly in this walkway.  I really kinda wanted to stay there for a long time.

 This girl with the red coat walked out at the perfect time.  I think it makes this image much more interesting.

Then I headed to the Lighthouse Point where there is this cute carousel house...

...and a very tall lighthouse that looked so beautiful against the deep blue sky.

 From there I went to Mystic, arriving at the harbor as the sun was starting to set...very pretty.

I finished my evening with a visit at the home of my cousin, Phillip and his wife, Donna.  It's unfortunate that it was getting dark and I didn't take any photos, because I wish you could have seen the flock of turkeys (is a group of turkeys called a flock?) that waddled up their front yard looking for food.  Donna makes sure none of the animals - wild or domestic - go hungry in the winter. :)  I also wish I could show you the adorable little individual heart-shaped cherry pies that Donna made for our dessert.  Thank you, Phillip & Donna, for having me for dinner and for the wonderful visit.  It was great to see you both.


Anonymous said...

Susan- you are truly so talented!! Your eye for the extraordinary is awesome!! Enjoyed the tour! Deanna

Carolyn Shelton said...

I love your pictures--all of them!!
Also, a group of turkeys is called THANKSGIVING BUFFET:)

Susan said...

LOL - thanks for that info, Carolyn! You're so funny.

Linds said...

Love these pics!! awesome! Makes me want to go there and see that campus!

Cindy Sewell said...

Susan, You take the most interesting pictures!!