Category Archives: Pic of the Day

Pic Of The Day #1245

Reflections of Compo Beach (Photo/Les Dinkin)

Pics Of The Day #1244

Nearly every day, it seems, someone emails me photos of clouds.

Most of them are interesting. But very few rise to the high, truly compelling bar this is the Pic of the Day.

Last night’s clouds, though, were legit amazing. And as proof that they were special: Several different readers submitted their shots. Here are a few:

Compo Beach Mobi-Mat … (Photo/Jeanine Esposito)

… and heading toward the cannons (Photo/Jeanine Esposito)

On Long Island Sound … (Photo/Cam Klein)

… and at Burying Hill Beach (Photo/Nico Eisenberger)

Pics Of The Day #1243

On September 11, 2001 — in the immediate aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks — Sherwood Island State Park was designated as the staging area for Connecticut’s rescue assistance.

Tragically, our state’s efforts were never needed. There was no one to rescue.

But the park — nestled between Compo and Burying Hill Beaches, and a spot that cloudless day where smoke from the burning towers was clearly visible — now plays another important role.

It is the site of Connecticut’s official “living 9/11 memorial.” A simple, somber yet elegant stone — and the names of 153 state residents killed that morning — remind visitors of so many lives well lived, ended senselessly far too soon.

Whether or not you knew any of those men and women — some of whom grew up in, or lived in 2001, in Westport — does not matter. Every Westporter owes it to the memory of every American to visit the Sherwood Island 9/11 Living Memorial. (Click here to learn more about it.)

(Photos/Amy Schneider)

Pic Of The Day #1242

Late summer, Longshore’s E.R. Strait Marina (Photo/Marcia Falk)

Pic Of The Day #1241

Riverside Avenue repair work, near Sunny Daes (Photo/Michael Chait)

Pic Of The Day #1240

Sailing off Compo Beach (Drone photo/Adam Drake)

Pic Of The Day #1239

A sly homage on Side Hill Road (Photo/Mark Mathias)

Pics Of The Day #1238

Just before the lifeguard stands are stored away …

(Photo/Amy Schneider)

(Photo/Jessica Wolff)

Pics Of The Day #1237

View from the Saugatuck River railroad footbridge, looking north …

… and south (Photos/Jennifer Rosen)

Pic Of The Day #1236

Bucolic scene, just inches from Parker Harding Plaza (Photo/Patricia McMahon)