I thought it was time for me to be seasonally appropriate at last. In early December I gave you pics of a September week spent on Fire Island. I also gave you photos of Washington Square Park with leaves still on the trees.
It's time to move into winter, at least temporarily. These photos were taken on a Christmas Day walk with my family in Stonington, a town with a strong seafaring tradition and beautiful historic buildings.
At the point of land where the British disembarked from ships in 1814 and tried to subjugate the town, there is a small park commemorating the brave men of Stonington who fought back. This is the view from that point to the west, over Fisher's Island Sound and the Long Island Sound.
An historic bank on the Stonington peninsula decked out for Christmas.
The Inn at Stonington trimmed for Christmas.
A close-up of the Inn's door.
A small jeweler's shop gussied up for Christmas.
A wreath on the doorway to an historic house in Stonington.
Another home, another wreath.
An historic home's door in non-traditional colors. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!