Goodbye Autumn Leaves

“If months were marked by colors, November in New England would be colored gray.” -Madeline M. Kunin Goodbye warm, reds and golds of October. Hello cold, gray days of November. I’m back in New England for the Thanksgiving Holiday with my family. After a dreary, rainy morning we ventured out to Countryside Park in Avon,…

A Charming Dose of Wellness

Who could imagine that these adorable brick cottages once housed the Ensign-Bickford Company fuse factory in Avon, Connecticut?  From the explosives industry to hypnosis and wellness offices, now that’s a peaceful transition. I was delighted to find Donna’s Headquarters and thought, that’s a place I wouldn’t mind writing my blog. I hope you enjoy seeing…

It’s All About Connection

A utilitarian bridge with a mottled gray patina provides a connection between offices and artist workshops that once housed the Ensign-Bickford Company fuse factory in Avon, Connecticut. On its own, the bridge appears rather neglected and unattractive. It’s the connection of the elements – the old stone building, the reflections in the pond, the lush…

When Autumn Comes to Town

No other season says change to me more than Autumn. Fall in Connecticut brings crisp cool mornings and comfortable days. The metamorphosis of the green landscape to vibrant shades of orange, red, and yellow and ultimately to browns and grays seems to happen quickly from one day to the next.

Autumn Foliage at Countryside Park

Every year when I visit my family in Connecticut, whether it be Spring, Summer, or Fall (forget Winter), one of our favorite places to stop when cruising the country roads of Connecticut is Countryside Park in Avon.  In the Spring and Summer, we picnic in the park and my father fishes in the small ponds. Fishing is…