Friday, August 22, 2008

Produce stand

produce stand cornwall, originally uploaded by jahansell.

I'm on vacation and temporarily not taking new pictures - but here's another from my series of Cornwall - a self-serve produce stand that had the most wonderful onions and carrots.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cornwall town hall

cornwall town hall, originally uploaded by jahansell.

I walked by this building early on a Sunday morning. A strange and beautiful chanting was emanating from inside, as if a Church service of some unfamiliar denomination. I walked around and around, and finally spotted an open door and a woman standing alone. I poked my head in and realized she was preparing to teach a yoga class, and the music was from her CD player. There was also song coming from another building I passed - a real church, about which more tomorrow.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

which way to Cornwall?

cornwall sign, originally uploaded by jahansell.

There's a shiny new sign in th middle of Cornwall Village, but I like this one too - nearly swallowed by the Queen Anne's Lace, faded almost completely. It's tucked away near North Cornwall - blink and you'll miss it.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Tracks

tracks, originally uploaded by jahansell.

A train goes by about once a day - late at night. I used to hear it when I lived on West Cornwall road - it was over 3 miles from here, but the sound of the whistle carried!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Happy (horse) family, Cornwall

donkey and horse cornwall, originally uploaded by jahansell.

I got only one good shot of this horse and his donkey friend - then the donkey came over to check me out and the photo op was over.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Enjoying the mountain

enjoying the mountain, originally uploaded by jahansell.

Look closely - there's a young couple sitting on a bench enjoying the view. I'm not 100% sure which mountain that is - I didn't think we were looking towards Mohawk when I was standing there, but now looking at the map I think maybe it is Mohawk Mountain. (This is just past the town hall as you drive around a bend - anyone know the spot I mean?)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

turkey crossing, Cornwall

turkey crossing, originally uploaded by jahansell.

Turkeys are notoriously difficult to photograph (I almost wrote "difficult to shoot" which is also true!) - they trot away from humans quickly. There was a whole family hanging out on this road, but in the short amount of time it took me to pick up the camera from the seat and aim it, the rest had melted into the bushes. This one had gotten separated from the rest of the flock, so as it tried to rejoin its family I was able to get a quick pic.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sun dappled covered bridge

sun dappled cornwall bridge, originally uploaded by jahansell.

Early morning mist, a few rays of sunlight, and a classic West Cornwall scene.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Roy Swamp

post, originally uploaded by jahansell.

I have a treat for you over the next week or so - I took a long drive through Cornwall to begin research for an article I'm writing. I'll share the pictures of my tour of this lovely little town. It's right next door to Sharon to the east, and is much wilder looking and mysterious. It's all mountains and farm fields - less manicured than Sharon and more rugged. I think you'll enjoy it!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Field trip to Beacon

beacon, originally uploaded by jahansell.

Spent the morning on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, NY. It's an old town with an interesting history going back to the Revolutionary War - it's a railroad town, a port town, and is undergoing a bit of a renaissance after years of decline. Now it's filled with artists and galleries, and the very fine Dia:Beacon museum of contemporary art. Today's trip was for a road race, the Denning's Point 5K. I wrote more about the experience here.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Where you'll find me

rehearsal, originally uploaded by jahansell.

For the next few weeks, we're rehearsing twice weekly for Gilbert & Sullivan's Trial By Jury, the 11th annual production of the Light Opera Company of Salisbury. Our esteemed director, the renowned Louis Dall'Ava, here is teaching us some choreography.

The performances will be on August 29 and 30 (Friday and Saturday of Labor Day weekend) at the Congregational Church - email me for details and to reserve your ticket!!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

At last, a restaurant in Sharon!

tazza, originally uploaded by jahansell.

The old Brick House Pizza is now Cafe Tazza, selling italian gelato, coffee drinks, muffins, and very healthy breakfasts like egg white omelets, smoothies and oatmeal. I have a feeling I'm going to be visiting frequently! Pappardelle, the second Sharon restaurant, is not reopening, but someday soon, the Country Corner will return - the new owners have been doing a LOT of renovation there.

Apropos of eateries, a favorite spot in Lakeville closed abruptly - Cheffries is no more. They have only been there a few years, and recently changed over to a TexMex menu that was delicious and affordable. But apparently they weren't making much money (few restaurants do) and the chef / owner had a job offer he couldn't refuse. Or so goes the local rumor mill, which is notoriously unreliable!. I guess I'll wait to read all about it in the Lakeville Journal.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Marathon project

marathon, originally uploaded by jahansell.

This photo is cheating, because I didn't take it for this blog, nor is it in Sharon. It's a group of teens training for the Philadelphia Marathon - I'm one of the volunteer "mentors" - training with them. I don't do much mentoring since I'm so much slower than they are - I see them at the beginning and again at the end! We have a good time and it forces me to get out and run.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Horse fence

IMG_0023, originally uploaded by jahansell.

Weren't horse fences usually white? Nowadays I see mostly black ones - is it a fashion trend, or does it have a more utilitarian reason - needs to be repainted less often, maybe? This one is where Sharon Valley Road intersects with Coleman Station and Sharon Station, I believe.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Weekend in sharon

weekend in sharon, originally uploaded by jahansell.

This weekend has been tremendously busy with community events, and it's only half over. Last night was the Hotchkiss Library book-signing party, where i snapped a picture of Frank DeFord wiht my cellphone - for some reason I can't seem to email it to myself so it's not included in this collage. Instead there is a picture of the lovely and old-fashioned Chicken Salad Supper at the Congretational Church, 2 from the annual Craft Fair on the green, and one from the art show at the A/X Gallery in Torrington featuring Randy Orzano's fascinating portraits of his bees, which incorporate their wax and other substances from their hives. Tomorrow will be the NorthEast Historical Society benefit (rescheduled from today due to rain) and hopefully a little relaxing at the beach!

Friday, August 01, 2008

August Theme Day: Metal


183 Daily City Photo blogs are participating this month - will they show a metal object, as I have, or a heavy metal band, or something even more conceptual? Take a trip around the world and see! This metal wagon-wheel is in a back-yard I frequently drive past - a sort of informal sculpture garden!

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Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by freefalling, Arradon, France by Alice, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Baruch, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Bandung, Indonesia by Harry Makertia, Bandung, Indonesia by Eki Akhwan, Bandung, Indonesia by Bunyamin, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Birmingham (AL), USA by VJ, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston, Brantford (ON), Canada by Nancy, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, 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