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Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Quiet Corner of Connecticut

The Northeast corner of CT is a beautiful area that I have wanted to visit and photograph for some time now. On October 22nd............during a 4 day Nor'Easter here in New England..... my friend Diane and I headed to this corner of Connecticut to photograph the beauty.
Our motto is the same as the US Postal Service........"Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will stop us."
We had this day planned for some time, and as the storm moved in, we figured we would have to cancel. But the day before, we looked at the forecast and saw that we may have a window of opportunity so we took the chance and it worked out for us.
We headed down at 5:30 am. The drive was dry, but very dreary and overcast. We arrived to on and off showers, and a few moments of some steady rain....but not a washout!

Scenic beautiful old homes....farms....rolling hills....and beautiful old stone walls are the attractions in this area.

Scenic Rte 169 (One of America's Scenic Byways) was a beautiful road to travel, as well as some of the side roads. This dirt road (Pulpit Rock Road) was an exceptionally beautiful narrow road:

We stopped for lunch at The Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret and it was the perfect place to stop for lunch. If you are ever in this area, I highly recommend it. The food is local farm to table, and the homemade dessert that we shared was delicious.

Don't know why, but I always love the look of boggy areas with dead trees, especially in the Fall.

The heavy rain began just as we started the drive home, and it rained heavily with strong NE winds for the next several days.


  1. Carol: Glad you had such a good photography day in one of my favorite areas in my home state! Great photos! So cool you went on Pulpit Rock Road! I have eaten at Vanilla Bean several times and the food is truly amazing as is the atmosphere! Kudos to you for exploring the state of CT! Next year I will try to meet you there!

  2. Thank you and thanks for the help in planning this day trip. I really loved the area and will certainly return!