The Hammonasset tribe of Woodland Indians that inhabited the land that is now Hammonasset State Park were one of five tribes that inhabited the Connecticut shoreline. They thrived in the region as farmers (growing corn, bean and squash), hunters and fishermen. In 1641 a powerful Mohegan Sachem named Uncas married into the Hammonassets and the area around Hammonasset was given to the Mohegans as part of the dowry. He soon sold the land to Colonel George Fenwick of the Saybrook Colony, who would in turn trade the land to Henry Whitfield of Guilford for use as farmland. The Hammonassets relocated to land near the Niantic River where they were absorbed into the Mohegan Tribe.
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison, Connecticut.
Photo by @thenicebrice
Did you see Faggia on the National Dog Show?! 😍 She looked beautiful! And I love that they mentioned she’s usually a working farm dog!! 💚 Here she is on the farm with her mama and my awesome friend Jeanine @alpangelbergamascos a couple Springs ago! #akcbergamasco#bergamascosheepdog
Just in case anyone’s wondering I had a mocha latte and a very large cinnamon roll for breakfast. I’m running a 5k tomorrow so I have to do what they call “carb loading”, right?! 🤷🏼♀️😜 #seriousfatty#silkcitycoffee
This jetty sits just to the right of the popular beach at Rocky Neck State Park and is an excellent spot for fishing year round. Blackfish, Winter Flounder, Bluefish and Striped Bass are consistently caught off of the Jetty and its also a great spot for crabbing in those designated areas.
Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, Connecticut
Photo by @heynardo
Final week to visit Clare Twomey’s installation “Made in China” (2010), on display throughout the Center now through Sunday, November 26.
The work includes eighty vases, identical in shape and size. All were created using the same multipart molds and fired in the same kiln. This work was done in the Chinese #ceramic production center of Jingdezhen, one of the few places on earth where the skills and capabilities exist for such an undertaking.
There is one unique piece in the group, which will take some time to find as you walk among the #vessels . Seventy-nine of the vases are decorated with identical flowers, achieved in the Chinese factory using decals. One #vase , however, has hand-applied decoration in eighteen-karat gold. This was executed by skilled artisans at Royal Crown Derby in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire—for centuries the industrial heartland of British ceramic production. So expensive is the gilding that this solitary object cost more than the making and decorating of all the other vases put together.
This project highlights the asymmetrical labor conditions in East and West, providing contemporary comment on the traditions traced throughout the exhibition “Things of Beauty Growing:’ British Studio Pottery,” for which Twomey’s installation is apart.
[All images (one to five): #ClareTwomey (@studioclaretwomey), “#MadeinChina ” (detail of 2017 #installation at the Center), 2010, seventy-nine #porcelain#vases with gilt decals and one porcelain vase with gold decal, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, photographs by Richard Caspole] #YCBA#Yale#Britishart#Britishartist#pottery#ceramics#ceramicart#ceramicarts#ceramicartist#contemporaryart#artnhv#artmuseum#museum#artgallery#artgalleries#exploreCT#visitCT#CTvisit#newhaveninsta#connecticutgram#rethinkceramics#BritishStudioPottery
The fruit of Rhus Glabra, or Smooth Sumac, is consumed by birds of all kinds as well as small mammals, mainly during the winter months. Deer are also known to munch on the twigs and fruit throughout the entire year. Native Americans used the raw, young sprouts as a salad and the sour fruit, which is mostly seed, can be chewed to quench thirst or prepared as a drink similar to lemonade that is high in Vitamin C. Sumac clusters are called drupes and sumac powder is one of the strongest antioxidants around and is helpful in combatting high blood-sugar levels.
Harkness State Park, Waterford, Connecticut
Photo by @thenicebrice