Dennis Hill SP (Norfolk) & Harriet Beecher Stowe Garden (Hartford)

16 07 2019

Another winning combination
Dennis Hill State Park, Norfolk
Pavillion


Gazebo

Lunch at the Cafe in Norfolk, with a view of Infinity Hall

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Historical gardens, Hartford
Largest magnolia tree in CT
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Kettletown SP (Southbury) and Glebe House/Jekyll Garden (Woodbury) CT

10 07 2019

Our next DEEP Sky’s the Challenge site: Kettletown State Park in Southbury.

We also stopped at the Glebe House/Gertrude Jekyll Garden:

Lunch at Leo’s “Fit for a King”





Harkness, Rocky Neck, and Flo Griswold

3 07 2019

Gorgeous day to hit a few DEEP Sky’s the Limit and CT Historical Garden sites

HARKNESS STATE PARK (a DEEP Sky’s the Limit and CT Historical Garden site)
Waterford, CT

Beautiful natural features on our walk

The Gardens were in great form

ROCKY NECK STATE PARK (DEEP Sky’s the Limit site)
Niantic, CT

Sweet walk along marshes and vistas

(Lunch at the newly reopened HALLMARKS in Old Lyme; excellent ice cream)

FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM (CT Historical Garden site)
Old Lyme

Gardens were lovely


Fascinating exhibit (text below from Flo Griwold website)
June 1–September 8, 2019
Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art
Four leading contemporary artists, Mark Dion, James Prosek, Jennifer Angus, and Courtney Mattison will create installations that reflect the vulnerability of our natural world in conversation with the landscape and historic structures of the Florence Griswold Museum. By bringing to the site artists who make natural history their medium, Fragile Earth will illustrate the continued relevance of ecology and nature conservation to contemporary artistic practice and showcase the persuasive and powerful role artists play in advocating for the preservation of our earth by bringing their perspective to natural science.





Horseguard State Park (Avon) & Stanley-Whitman House (Farmington) CT

5 06 2019

DEEP Sky’s the Limit site: Horseguard State Park in Avon

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View from the scenic overlook at top

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The Cliimb

Wildflowers were abundant; hemlocks were in good shape

CT Historic Gardens: Stanley-Whitman House, Farmington

 

Lunch: Claudia’s, Farmington





Wadsworth State Park (DEEP Challenge)

1 06 2019

 

Gorgeous day to take in our next DEEP Sky’s the Limit Challenge site, close to home and very familiar.

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The Little Falls were flowing nicely

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the Big Falls even more!

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Gray tree frog found dead along the road; beautiful coloration on its underside

Excellent Lunch at Lyman’s Orchard Apple Barrel; long gone before we thought to take any photos! Beautiful to eat out at the picnic tables.

 





Goodwin State Forest: Sky’s the Limit

10 05 2019

Spring has sprung at Goodwin State Forest in Hampton CT

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Lunch at Pine Acres Family Restaurant, Chaplin, CT





Paugussett SF, Newtown CT

3 10 2018

 

Yay, we did it! We went to all 14 of the DEEP Sky’s the Challenge sites for 2018!

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Paugussett State Forest entrance: Hunting warning, so we wore bright colors

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Lake Zoar looking north

The falls were roaring today! Gorgeous woods and walk

 

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Lake Zoar looking east

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I inhaled my lunch before Cherry was half done with hers: Yummy falafal, lamb wrap, baba ganush, and even halvah to go…wow.

So. We did it! We printed out our photodocumentation and sent it off to DEEP with the hopes of winning a walking stick (well, at least Cherry is hoping for that). It was a great challenge and of course we enjoyed our time together.

NEXT????!!!!