Saturday, May 21, 2011

washington ct - 53 project week 20

Oh look -- I now have 53 followers of my blog & 53 project!  For those of you who are new here, I just turned 53, and this year instead of a 365 project I decided to do a 52-week project but give it an extra twist for my 53rd year.  And so, here we are, 20 weeks in and 53 followers later.  Good karma.

I'm still catching up from my trip to Washington, Connecticut, where my great-grandmother Isabel Esther McCormick Abbot lived in the nineteen teens and twenties.  You can see some of my posts about her, her family, and my grandmother here.

Washington is a little town still mostly untouched by industry and overbuilding -- it sits placidly on the top of a mountain in western Connecticut.  My great-grandmother, grandparents, and father all have markers in the cemetery there.  Dad's marker, unfortunately, is discolored and in need of some TLC, so I didn't get a shot of it.  The sun came out as I drove up the mountain, and big puffy clouds danced across the sky.  My grandfather, an architect, designed the headstones.

And a heart-shaped cloud floated by just as I was turning to leave.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

and now for something completely random - 53 project week 19

Last weekend I was on the road, meeting up with my brother in New Jersey and then heading north to western Connecticut to visit the old family homestead in Washington. I stopped along the way and hiked near Bear Mountain, and the sky was blue and everything was lush with spring goodness.   Here are some completely random views from on the road. 

Sunday, May 01, 2011

53 project week 18 - reach for the sky

This time of year it's hard to know where to look -- everything's bursting forth and reaching for the sky.  From the lowliest weed to the tippytopmost tree -- they're all seeking the spring sun and flourishing after the spring showers.  It's May!