Category Archives: Weather

It Doesn’t Get Better Than This

This summer’s weather is our reward for last winter.

A lazy, casual Friday set the scene for an equally gorgeous Saturday. Compo Beach was fairly empty this morning, but ready for a very active weekend.

Sunday may bring thunderstorms. Right now though, we’re taking it one glorious day at a time.

Compo 2 - July 2015

Compo 3 - July 2015

Compo - July 2015

Meanwhile, the Coast Guard paid a visit. Hopefully, it was just to enjoy the beauty and serenity of a perfect Friday in Westport.

Compo 4 Coast Guard - July 2015

Sweet Saugatuck

Some people might see this as a perfect summer afternoon: relaxing at the plaza by Saugatuck Sweets.

Others might see the cellphone and the I-95 bridge.

What do you think? Is the ice cream cone half empty, or half full?

Lazy hazy days

Where’s Harry Potter When You Need Him?

Photo — and headline — of today’s brief but intense thunderstorm, courtesy of alert “06880” reader Jim Hardy:

May 31 2015 storm - by Jim Hardy

Meanwhile, a couple of miles away, Patricia McMahon captured this scene at Compo Beach:

STorm - May 31, 2015 - Patricia McMahon

Batten Down The Hatches!

Storm clouds gathered over Old Mill Beach late this afternoon — and Patricia McMahon snapped this dramatic photo.

Storm over Old Mill

An hour — and an inch of rain later — the sun was back out.

Down By The Old Mill Fog

(Photo/Matt Murray)

(Photo/Matt Murray)

Click on or hover over this gorgeous photo to enlarge.

Wondrous Westport

Definitely, the forsythia look fantastic. For sure, the cherry blossoms are spectacular.

But it’s not only flowers and trees that make a Westport spring so special.

Yesterday — near Indian River Green, just south of the train station on Saugatuck Avenue — alert “06880” reader Scott Singer spotted a couple of beautiful birds.

Yellow warbler

Yellow warbler

“A seemingly boring little pond by the side of the road has turned into an Audubon Society member’s dream (I am not one, but I own one of their books),” he writes.

“The amazing treasures of Westport are all around, if we simply take a moment to look closely.”

Common grackle. (Photos/Scott Singer)

Common grackle. (Photos/Scott Singer)


We Earned This!

(Photo/Ellen Wentworth)

(Photo/Ellen Wentworth)

Happy Earth Day!

After a gorgeous start, Westport’s skies turned menacing this afternoon.

Alert “06880” reader Matt Murray was at Compo Beach, just before a brief but gusty storm rolled in.

(Photo/Matt Murray)

(Photo/Matt Murray)

Jalna Jaeger’s Happy Easter Egg Tree

Jalna Jaeger always knew about Ostereierbaum — the German tradition of decorating trees and bushes with Easter eggs.

Eight years ago, the 1971 Staples High School graduate decorated a tree on her Norwalk property: 3 East Avenue, not far from Stew Leonard’s.

She had a few hundred eggs. But it’s a large tree, and it needed more.

Jalna googled “egg tree.” She saw a German tree, with real eggs. Lots of them — 10,000, in fact.

Jalna ordered 800 eggs online. It took a long time to string them. But she loved the vibrant, colorful look.

Jalna Jaeger's egg tree, on Thursday.

Jalna Jaeger’s egg tree, on Thursday.

Every year, Jalna adds eggs. This year, there are 100 more.

Her entire family helps. Her husband holds the ladder. She climbs. Now she needs a higher ladder.

East Avenue is a very public street. People often stop and thank Jalna for her tree. They say it cheers them up. The tree has even gotten some fan mail.

Today, hundreds of crocuses are blooming under the tree. It’s a perfect way for everyone — of all faiths, or none – to celebrate Easter, and the arrival of spring.

The Baseball-Playing Dude In Front Of Oscar’s REALLY Wants Spring To Arrive

(Photo/Marcy Sansolo)

(Photo/Marcy Sansolo)