Merry Christmas from the Simply Ledyard Blog

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite Santa photos and one I share every year even though it wasn’t taken in Ledyard. I have two nice folks to thank for this wonderful photo taken at the Avery Point Light House in Groton. Dale Treadway, is a Gales Ferry resident and founding member of the Avery Point Light House Society. The society raised funds to help preserve and restore the lighthouse at Avery Point.  Dale initially sent the photo to me. Ron Foster is the photographer who kindly gave me permission to use it here. You can read more about the history of the Avery Point Light House on Wikipedia.

Merry Christmas to those that celebrate the season!

Santa at Avery Point

Ledyard Photo Friday

I have a small stream that runs behind my home and the deer seem to enjoy it. Occasionally they will also feast on my plants. Although I’m not thrilled about their dinner selections, I do enjoy seeing them and these two came just in time for Ledyard Photo Friday. Although I took the photo through my window, I believe you will get the picture!


Ledyard Photo Friday

From my seat (literally) on the Ledyard Town Council – On Wednesday night  Ledyard Mayor Mike Finkelstein presented a proclamation from the Town of Ledyard to Connecticut State Police Sergeant Jeff McDermott, who served as Ledyard's Resident State Trooper for three years leading up to the establishment of the Ledyard Police Department as an independent municipal police department. SGT McDermott served the town with professionalism and honor. He has been reassigned by the State Police to serve in East Lyme as its Resident Trooper. Thank you and congratulations Sergeant McDermott.

Police Sergeant Jeff McDermott

Ledyard Photo Friday

It was supposed to be just a little snow.  As I write this 49% of the Town of Ledyard is without power as about 6 inches of heavy wet snow has fallen and tree limbs are blocking roads around town.  I’m one of the lucky half that has power. This is an excellent example of why it is important to be prepared in general. This storm wasn’t predicted just a few days ago and even yesterday it didn’t look like much on the weather maps. We will be talking about this nameless storm for quite awhile.

Surprise snowstorm 2016

Ledyard Photo Friday - No snow for Ledyard

It’s been a very dry 201-2016  winter in terms of snow. Last year started out pretty much the same way. It wasn’t until the end of January that we got our first major snowstorm and then it didn’t seem to stop for 2 months. The next 10 days appear to be snowless and although I love how the landscape looks after a snowstorm, a photo from 2015 suits me just fine.

2015-03-05 13.39.36

Ledyard Photo Friday

I paid a visit to Seven Seas, Spices Oils and Teas last week and although this little shop isn’t exactly in Ledyard it is still worthy of a mention. It is  located on Route 12, just off the highway in Plainfield making the trip from Ledyard easy peasy. This shop is actually much larger than it looks with several different rooms including  a whole room dedicated to spices and another to oils and vinegars. There are plenty of samples including salsa, dips and popcorn. You won’t leave hungry.

Spices and Herbs

Map picture

Ledyard Photo Friday

As Ledyard Mayor John Rodolico’s 4 year term comes to an end, I had the privilege as Chairman of the Town Council to present a proclamation for his 30 years of dedication to the Town of Ledyard.

“Those of us who witnessed his work will attest that John A. Rodolico is motivated by the highest ideals of public service. The citizens of Ledyard have benefitted and will remain grateful for his years of service, commitment, integrity and perseverance during a period of growth and change and are fortunate to have been and continue to be served by his qualities of leadership.”

Rodolico Mayor Recognition

A Fall Watercolor - Ledyard Photo Friday

As you can imagine I’ve taken a whole lot of photos during the fall season, the prettiest time of year in Ledyard.  This is one of my favorites taken in the Putnam Bank Parking Lot off Chapman Lane in Gales Ferry. I was driving north on Route 12 and as soon as I saw this spectacular stand of trees I knew I had to return. Who knew my photograph was going to end up looking like a water color?

Gales Ferry Tree Stand Soft

Ledyard Photo Friday - Shark Attack

It has been a very long time since I posted a photo for Ledyard Photo Friday.  Too long.  I’m not sure why I stopped posting photos on Friday but I think it might be something similar to writer’s block. The good news is that photo Friday is officially back!

Ledyard’s 2015 Municipal Elections are behind us and most of the candidate signs have been removed. As candidates, our signs are sometimes stolen or run over. During this election cycle several of mine blew away during a particularly windy evening. I have no explanation for this sign that remained standing after an apparent shark attack.

Political Signs

Linda Davis is a real estate broker, blogger, politician and a wannabe photographer who is sadly still using the point and shoot mode of her camera.