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A Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, from around 1962, that just happened to be in the neighborhood. R-Rs first blipped onto my radar screen in the mid 60’s via the television show Burke’s Law. This car reminds me of our family car back then – a 1951 Dodge (and really I understand your amusement). That Dodge was one of the first automobiles I photographed, with a Kodak Instamatic, my first ever camera.

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September Day, Chester, CT

September 15, 2017

Lying on the beach at Cedar Lake (the water perfect for swimming), looking off into the blue distance, and up comes that old lyric: “..that lucky old sun, got nothin’ to do, but roll around heaven all day..”

That’s from the the 1949 tune Lucky Old Sun, music by Beasley Smith and words by Haven Gillespie – covered by many, including Ray Charles, Louie Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash.

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And he/she did. This scene reminds me of that old poem: Woodman, Spare That Tree! by George Pope Morris (1802-1864), which was made into a popular song in 1837, with music by Henry Russell (1812-1900). Here’s a version from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, for all us kids.

That’s the entrance to North Cove at the top of the photograph, with the CT River flowing under the Baldwin Bridge and I-95 beyond the dock.

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Bobcat, Old Saybrook, CT

August 7, 2017

Pretty relaxed all in all.

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I first saw this animal leisurely walking away from me, and based on its size, thought it was a fox. The profile (and the bobbed tail in another photo) positively ID’ed it as a bobcat, the first one I’ve ever seen. One like this was seen about 3 miles away recently; females are known to have a territory of about 5 square miles, males about 30. Rabbits are their main prey, and there happen to be a lot in the neighborhood this year. A cropped version of a shot taken a few seconds before follows above.

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Looking east as the CT River flows by the Essex Dock.

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