| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:48 PM
A light breeze swished through the 6-foot-tall grass as a bumblebee delicately worked the pollen from the purple head of a clover. A dragonfly balanced briefly on top of a bent stalk of grass before buzzing off. A wild turkey, spooked from its hiding...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:45 PM
A pair of osprey circled a nesting platform that held what resembled a pile of sticks as I walked along a trail of mud and crushed oyster shells. Off in the distance, traffic droned past along busy I-91.
A path snaked its way through a meadow and along...
| Jan 19, 2012
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Jan. 21 to 23, in Hartford, Japanalia cleans house at its biannual mega-sale. The event features samples, one-of-a-kind items, overstocks and irregulars at 50 to 80 percent off. Payment is by cash or check only. Hours are...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:21 PM
The thought first crossed my mind as I contorted my body under ledges and sucked in my stomach to fit through narrow gaps between boulders as I followed the blue blazes along Burlington's "Mile of Ledges."
That same thought ran through my head Wednesday...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Before you reach the top of West Rock, a long strip of cement and traprock wall joins your journey as you ascend to the top of New Haven's highest point. By the time you reach the overlook, the large wall resembles a castle turret and before you sprawls...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:48 PM
It's nice to walk down the beach this time of year. The days are bright and sunny and sort of mild. The water gently laps along the shore. Despite the cold north wind, you feel the urge to lose your socks and shoes and feel the grains between your toes....
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:48 PM
Each year, I make my annual trek to Meriden Square or the nearby Target in the Silver City. And each year, usually while mumbling about waiting until the last minute, I stare up at the Hanging Hills of Meriden and Berlin and let out a great big sigh....
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:49 PM
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Connecticut is not exactly known for having long, walkable stretches of shoreline. Not unless you want to be arrested for trespassing on someone's private beach or jetty.
But there is a place where you can walk along a beach on Long Island Sound for...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:37 AM
In Connecticut, the robin is the state bird, "Yankee Doodle" is the state song, the mountain laurel is the state flower and, of course, the sperm whale is the state mammal.
And if there was ever a state bridge, I would go with the stone arch. Dating...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Last weekend, I went to Coast Guard Beach – a beach on the Cape Cod National Seashore I've been visiting since I was a baby swaddled in a blanket – and found it unrecognizable.
That's how bad the erosion has been this winter on the great...