Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Made in Connecticut

Okay Natasha! You asked and I am only too happy to oblige. Natasha asked for some photos of Connecticut. I had high hopes of taking some photos of all different areas but I didn't get around quite as much as I hoped and the weather was lousy some days. So I decided that I will do shoreline and city photos in another post. This post is devoted to the country side of things and I think will live up to how Natasha pictures Connecticut. First up we have Westover School, a private all girls high school founded in 1909.The school is a beautiful pinky/peach color.

This is the Roman Catholic Church across from Westover.

Lovely stone wall that runs along the entirety of this road. Notice the large home on the hill.

Lovely little pond along the same road.

Hot air balloon that was hovering over the pond.

Quassy Amusement Park is one of the last parks that has a wooden roller coaster. I did have a park shot but I think I accidentally deleted it!

Quassy is directly on Lake Quassapaug - pictured above.

This is the yard for the house on the left of this photo. Holy lawn mower!

This is a charming cottage style home across from the house with the large yard. It is a converted barn. Quiet country road.

This old colonial home is now a real estate office.

Many of these photos were taken while Hubby was driving so they are action shots! This is an antique store in the Town of Woodbury. Woodbury is famous for all of the antique stores they are home to.

Another antique store. Most are housed in old Colonial and Victorian era homes.

Not the greatest photo but this is Canfield Pharmacy, a historical landmark.

This is a great Victorian home in my hometown. This was taken as we were driving by so you can't see the detail but this woman has beautiful natural wicker furniture with great vibrant fabrics and old iron scrolls all along her porch. I would love to see the inside of this home.

This is the farm land of the farm down the street from my house. They mainly grow apples but also produce corn and blueberries. You can purchase them already packaged or pick your own. I like to pick my own!
Here are the apple trees. We have three orchards right within walking distance of our home.

Few more antique stores - that is me in the rear view mirror!

Another antique store with a pretty green area (sorry for the action shot!)

This is the Historical Society in my hometown.

An ivy covered store building.
The Town Green and Congregational Church. Unfortunately, I'll be missing the Strawberry Festival but for a good reason. I'll be in Cape Cod!

Our Veterans Memorial.

This is another cute cottage home, I've always wanted to see inside.

Well that wraps it up for the country side of Connecticut. My next CT installment will be the shoreline and city areas. So Natasha, is it how you pictured it?


Natasha Burns said...

KARLA OH WOW! Thank you so much for the photos! They are absolutely beautiful! It's exactly how I imagined! The huge home on the hill reminds me so much of the Stepford Wives. I love the building that your Historical Society is in, that is like my dream home, white boards and so homely but huge too! LOL! Love the pond, the farm, the apple orchard, the antique stores, the pharmacy, the reflection in the mirror, it's all so beautiful, green and lovely!!! I know where I'd be making a beeline to if I lived in the States!!!!! Thank you again Karla for sharing it and indulging me!
Natasha oxox

Renee said...

I love Conn. esspecially the shopping! I can't wait to see the coast pictures those are my favorites. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Ooh! I want to move here too! I love,love the photos of all the houses-so gorgeous!!! Sigh...

Anonymous said...

What a fun road trip :) gosh it's beautiful.

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

Thanks for the tour~ but I think you husband may need to slow down. =D

I love the old new england towns. Let's just go knock on the door of that house. I'm sure they wont mind a bit!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thank you for the tour! What a lovely area.

My Mom and I hope to do a road trip along the East coast towards the end of summer.

It looks like a Connecticut antique-ing stop should definitely be on the list.

Kimberly :)

Carol said...

Wow Connecticut looks like a great place to live with all the green and gorgeous houses!

Susie Q said...

I love CT! We spent quite a few weekends there while we lived in upstate NY.
I just loved all there was to see and do and the gorgeous homes...
How sweet of you to do this for Natasha and for sharing it all with us!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a picturesque place to live!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Karla! What a gorgeous area, maybe I would love to live there too! I agree with Natasha, it is beautiful and lovely. Thanks so much for taking the time to make all the pictures...

Allison said...

Boy, that sure does look like my kind of place. Love the architecture of all the wonderful homes and buildings!


Carrie J said...

I've spent a lot of time in Mystic Seaport but have never had the chance to see much else. Great Pics.

Honore said...

I just discovered your blog -- it's lovely!

Are you a Westover Girl, perchance? (I'm an alum, '93)

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