CT: New London County-Waterford- Harkness Memorial (Winter)

Harkness Memorial State Park has panoramic views of Long Island Sound. I discovered this park in the late summer but could see how it would be awesome to take pictures here any time of year. Spring and summer are ideal for photo ops but winter offers more of a challenge to find and can therefore offer you increased focus and attention. I find it magical.

I went straight for the shore! There was a huge amount of foam. So much so that it would break off and fly in the breeze. Magic!

As I walked down the beach, I saw the ferry crossing the sound, a bird hovering over a rock with waves crashing and this small patch of snow which was heart shaped. I have a few friends in particular who love those accidental findings and it has now drawn me to them as well. The moment becomes a bit more rewarding when I am able to see these. Magic!

As you round the corner along the shore you see “Eolia” the former summer residence of the Harkness family built in 1906 and the water tower on the right.

Feb 2021

As I’m not a true photographer I am always challenged on how to capture the architecture, layers, angles and shadows the grounds offer.

Dec 2020

Each time I go I view it as a learning opportunity to find unique perspectives in the environment.

Feb 2021

At the front of the mansion, I saw the water tower and blue sky reflecting in the window while the holiday urns offered a green glow. Magic!

Dec 2020

In addition to the man made structures, I have consistently been engaged by two trees that sit in between the mansion and the Sound.

Dec 2020

I noticed them with their full set of leaves in the Spring. Once their naked limbs appeared I see their branches outstretched to one another as if to dance together. Magic!

The dancing trees at Harkness

I find some of my outdoor venues to be genuinely inspiring. This one happens to be one of those locations where I consistently see something magical. At those moments I try and capture those inspirations in the blog as well as they are truly motivational to me to find the next magical moment in nature.

Below link captured a couple of those additional moments.


Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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