Posts Tagged "landscape"

Yankee Farmlands № 85 (Field of tomatoes, Cheshire, Connecticut)

October & Tomatoes

As dawn breaks over the Naugatuck Valley in early October, thousands of stakes still dot a rolling field of tomato plants and bear the weight of the season’s waning crop.

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Bulkeley's Millstream (Upper Dividend Falls on Dividend Brook, Dividend Pond Park & Archaeological Site, Rocky Hill, Connecticut)

Bulkeley’s Millstream

Beneath the dense canopy of summertime woodlands, Dividend Brook leaps from a jagged cliff before meandering a half-mile eastward to unite with the vast Connecticut River.

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Yankee Farmlands № 84 (Field of eggplant and produce box, Bloomfield, Connecticut)

Bloomfield’s Farm Fresh Eggplant

As the final days of September approach, this leafy field of eggplant rears its final crop of ripened vegetables.

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To the Memory of Saville (Saville Dam & Barkhamsted Reservoir, Barkhamsted, Connecticut)

To the Memory of Saville

The Saville Dam represents one of the more ambitious civil engineering projects in Connecticut's history; certainly one of the largest efforts aimed at securing drinking water.

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Arise McDonough (Lake McDonough, Barkhamsted, Connecticut)

Arise McDonough

“Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.” So said Mark Twain, whose words echo the bitterness which surrounded Connecticut’s quest to build enough reservoirs to satisfy the water needs of its capital region.

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