Monday, August 18, 2014

Somewhere That's Green

Things Connecticut is not good at: Self-promotion. Mill rates. Selling wine in supermarkets.

Things Connecticut is very good at: subtle little patches of beauty, so small or obscured that they can easily be overlooked, everywhere from the most unexpected parts of cities to the blandest stretches of suburb.

I lived near Waterford's Civic Triangle Park, which has since been renamed Arnold E. Holm Jr. Memorial Park, for years. I can't count the number of times I drove past it, or went into the library building right next to it. But I never bothered to walk over and see what lay beyond the little footbridge and the bit of pond I could see from the road.

I should not have been surprised to find that a little green oasis had been waiting behind the Post Road, hiding from me all those years.

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