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I went to CT for the weekend and had my first hike of spring on Saturday at Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, CT. That sort of thing can be very exciting in its way. Do you people like nature? I find it tremendously restorative to walk in the woods, even when it’s chilly and damp and the trees are still bare.

exciting hidey hole

What sort of creature lives inside an exclamation point-shaped hidey hole?

bare trees

round perfect tree

snowdrops

Here’s the beguiling Flintstonian lavender floor at the Parthenon Diner, Old Saybrook, CT. While I was taking this photo my stepfather said “That is a very famous pattern. It’s called ‘bathroom floor.'”

diner floor

f / m / k The Professor, Diva, Dude, Ginormous Egg? They’re at the Stop n’ Shop in Old Saybrook.

choco rabbits

Sunday was too cold for hiking so we bundled up and went for a walk on the beach instead.

clam shells

boats, Grove Beach

sand pattern, Grove Beach

at Grove Beach

seaweed, Grove Beach

driftwood nubs, Grove Beach

Saw this on the way home on I-95. Go ahead and take down the number for your friend. You can’t really see it here but one of the people painted on the windows is saying “hey man, got a smoke?”

going to the clink

There are older photos from a similar field trip on my other blog here if you are really into having a mental visit to CT today. Playlist too.

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