Monday, October 8, 2018

Cristoforo Colombo (Christopher Columbus)

Throughout the State of Connecticut and elsewhere in the United States of America and the world, statues of the famed Italian explorer Christopher Columbus stand watch - often unnoticed. Columbus was just 54 years old when he died in 1506 and there are interesting and credible claims from more than one country as to where his remains are laid to rest.

As we collect photographs of the many Columbus statutes throughout Connecticut, we'll share them on this page with whatever information we have.

Columbus Statue in the City of Hartford
Christopher Columbus, City of Hartford CT

Columbus Statue in the City of Waterbury
Christopher Columbus, City of Waterbury CT

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Garlic Festival

If you're a fan of Garlic, then you're in luck. The Bethlehem Fairgrounds (Route 61 in the Town of Bethlehem, Litchfield County) will host the 2018 Garlic Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7. Even if garlic isn't your favorite, there will be a great selection of food, crafts, music and fun for all ages. Come spend some time outdoors just as the leaves are beginning to show their colors! 

Garlic Festival Bethlehem Connecticut

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Indian Summer in Connecticut

For those living in or visiting Connecticut, it's no secret there is a little something for everyone as far as the weather is concerned. With four distinct seasons — winter, spring, summer and fall — Connecticut headlines range from blizzards in January and February to sweltering 100-degree days in July and August.

One of the most enjoyable times every year is the 'season' known as Indian Summer. A definition published more than a century ago in The Met Office Meteorological Glossary describes 'a warm, calm spell of weather occurring in autumn, especially in October and November.' That certainly seems consistent with this writers observations over the years. Cool, crisp mornings and evenings, but warm and sunny days perfect for dozens of outdoor activities. The fact that the leaves are changing color at the same time is a visual reward for spending time outdoors.

So, if you're inside reading this and it's still light outside, take a break from your computer. This posting will still be here when you get back. Head outside, go for a walk or a jog, perhaps a round of golf or a bike ride, head to a nearby lake or river and just stare at the water, visit one of the many historic cemeteries or Connecticut state parks. Reward yourself with the splendor of Indian Summer in Connecticut.