Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Flashback: Weir Farm National Historic Site

Last week, when national parks (and many more crucial federally funded programs across the United States) shut down, I started thinking about Connecticut's solitary national park. (Which is a National Historic Site, if you want to get all correct about it.) Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton is very tiny as national parks go. You can walk through it for a little while and feel like you're in an untouched wilderness, but pretty soon you realize you're basically in someone's backyard. As if to compensate for that, the property is intensely scenic, like a special concentration of Connecticut's natural beauty in a part of the state that is, compared to other areas, sorely lacking in such amenities.

These pictures are from sometime around 2004 or 2005. Since you can't go to Weir Farm at the moment, or even look at the website, I figured I'd post a little flashback.

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