Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day Parade

Waiting for the parade to come Posted by Picasa

After the Veterans come the Brownies Posted by Picasa

and the boy scouts Posted by Picasa
And the silly carsPosted by Picasa

And the volunteer firemen Posted by Picasa

and the firetrucksPosted by Picasa

Everyone throws candyPosted by Picasa

How much candy? Posted by Picasa

Lots of candy! Posted by Picasa

Parade's over ... everyone (except me) went down to the flagpole for the ceremony. Posted by Picasa

Friday, May 19, 2006

Our Post Office!

It's such a small town that if you sent me a letter just to Jenny, Sharon, CT 06069 there's a good chance I'd get it! (If postmistress Kelly gets her hands on it, it's a sure thing!) Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Miles Wildlife Sanctuary

Here are about a dozen pictures of the sanctuary. The land is owned by the National Audubon Society. This picture would have been a lot prettier if it hadn't been cloudy - I'll try to go back on a nicer day and shoot much more! There's a nice trail all the way around this pond - when I lived here I got some great photos (in the pre-digital age, tho!) Posted by Picasa

Skunk cabbage and other swamp vegetation abound...
The former owner, Emily Winthrop Miles, was a sculptor, writer, and philanthropist. Posted by Picasa
This couple is doomed to be forever separated. Posted by Picasa
Another view of the lady... Posted by Picasa
...and her lover Posted by Picasa
They live at the bottom of these stairs... Posted by Picasa
At the back of this long-empty reflecting pool. Posted by Picasa
Another view of the house Posted by Picasa
Lots of wetlands - that's a beaver dam in the foreground (but the beavers weren't out playing today) Posted by Picasa
Just for fun, a black-and-white shot Posted by Picasa

Another angle on the swamp in the valley - the winter my daughter was born (1999) we had about a half-dozen bald eagles living here - I'd walk around the pond, watching them and waiting for her to be born. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, May 06, 2006

The Sharon Classic 5 mile race

The annual fundraiser for the Sharon Day Care Center is fun for all ages. I ran (ok, jogged and walked) in the race but took pictures as I went!

The little kids' fun run - we're off!

Some people had company as they ran, some people preferred to watch!

The fun run comes in

Finishing the one-mile kids race

Registering for the adult race

Final instructions, as family members watch

Runners Ready!


Already falling behind...

Road race? what road race?

The scenery along the way is lovely!

I can still see a few runners ahead of me - not everyone has disappeared! Posted by Picasa

Fields of gold

Spring cleaning

This is just their outbuilding - you should see the main house!

One of many on "Mansion Row" Posted by Picasa

Another one

I love this shot!
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Girl and boy scouts at the mile markers shouted out your time,
encouragement and handed out water.
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Those who didn't run found other things to do.

Happy ending - my husband ran the 5 miles in 55 minutes. I finished - enough said!

Jim was too busy representing the hospital to run!

K. found another way to work on her fitness.

The kids got creative while they waited for mom and dad to finish. Posted by Picasa