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Blue Sky in Connecticut



  

Foliage 2006-I-84 in CT dramatic sky

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Blue Sky in Connecticut

Fall Foliage 2006. Driving back to NY after a quick overnight trip for meetings in Newton, MA the colors caught my eye. Not just the leaves, but also the sky. It was a beautiful afternoon, a bright blue sky. As the sun would disappear behind sections of massive clouds a deep azure or royal blue sky color would emerge. The sky would appear compelling, stark, dramatic -- with these dark colors above, and yet it remained sunny and bright.   Cloud cluster areas would have this dark, stark appearance while full sunlight would prevail across the horizon in could-free sections of the sky.  A wide vista visible on the SW highway provided this fascinating paradox of color and brightness.



Dark sky full of clouds, yet bright and hazy all about other areas at the same time. Quite an effect. Driving on the Mass Pike to I-84 in Connecticut the colors seemed to deepen by the hour.


Foliage, Leaves, and the Winds of Change?

The changing of the colors and leaves falling off the trees in CT seemed perhaps foretelling of the coming change in Senatorial representation. Despite all the news coverage of Lamont vs. Leibershlub vs. Virtual GOP Unknown, not a single ad or bumper sticker or political expression of any sort was evident. Is apathy the prevailing sentiment in CT? Have Nutmeg state residents been lulled to sleep by the droning bore of their Independent candidate, that Republican senator formerly dressed in Democratic garb?



Hopefully Lamont is not another case of media love and attention, actually lacking in true voter turnout or support (yes, a thinly vieled reference to someone who shares my name).



It is a different story in MA or NY, where impressions of campaign sentiment are in abundance.



But politics took a back seat to nature: colors on the trees, in the sky, and photo opportunities with each passing mile.