Monday, July 18, 2016
A Wander Through the Village, Washington Depot, Connecticut, USA
After our hike through the Hidden Valley Preserve (at this link), we wandered a bit in the Depot's "downtown" area. I am not much of a car guy but, I think this antique Ford Thunderbird is from the early 1960's. (1961 perhaps?) Not quite as old as I but, it appeared to be better preserved.
Cars from that era had a lot of glass and not so much frame structure, a gear shift on the steering column, and an AM radio to listen to the Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, Chubby Checker, and Elvis!
The best scarecrow ever!
The purple thistle was popular with the bumblebees. It seemed like he was sprawled flat-bellied onto the thistle spikes - like relaxing on a bed of nails.
The gold dome of town hall glowed brightly on this warm summer day.
My empty water glass at lunch turned into a lens pointed at the deck railings. (I am easily entertained - and a cheap date since I usually just drink water).
The clouds started building into what became a brief but intense late afternoon thunderstorm......
.......and the resulting downpour glistened on these black-eyed-susan flower petals. The Depot is a beautiful small village in the heart of Connecticut's Litchfield Hills area. I have blogged from here in the past and for a look at one of those posts, here's a trip down memory lane, at this link from a few years ago.