Harkness State Park

18 10 2020

From March through August, I sheltered in Southeastern Connecticut and walked here daily.

It was definitely part of my strategy to maintain mental health! Harkness is probably the most photogenic park I’ve ever seen.

This section of the trail is dedicated to Dr. Bill Niering, Connecticut College, with whom I took botany. He was an awesome, unassuming man who inspired many.

I still come to this area, even though my sheltering days have ended.

(This is part of the DEEP Sky’s the Limit 2020 challenge which encourages us to get outdoors.)





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.