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Sunflowers Around the World

2014, August 06 - ENFIELD, Ct. - Brittany Alexander strikes a pose while her mom, Sue Read, holds a light reflector during a modeling portfolio shoot with photographer Dan Minicucci Wednesday evening at the Pleasant View Farm sunflower field in Enfield. The field has drawn many onlookers along Moody and Taylor Streets in Enfield. Both mom and daughter are from Enfield. Photo by JOHN WOIKE | woike@courant.com

2014, August 06 – ENFIELD, Ct. – Brittany Alexander strikes a pose while her mom, Sue Read, holds a light reflector during a modeling portfolio shoot with photographer Dan Minicucci Wednesday evening at the Pleasant View Farm sunflower field in Enfield. The field has drawn many onlookers along Moody and Taylor Streets in Enfield. Both mom and daughter are from Enfield. Photo by JOHN WOIKE | woike@courant.com

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Sun Cycles

07.01.2014 - East Hartford, Ct. - In the last race of three for the night, Category A riders power through a turn in a course set up for bike races every Tuesday night at Rentschler Field. About a hundred racers compete at the criterium races, or "crits," sponsored by Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

07.01.2014 – East Hartford, Ct. – In the last race of three for the night, Category A riders power through a turn in a course set up for bike races every Tuesday night at Rentschler Field. About a hundred racers compete at the criterium races, or “crits,” sponsored by Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

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“Like Being in a Cloud.”

2014.08.11 - Bolton, Ct. - "It was pretty surreal out there this morning. You could see about as far as you could cast," said Ed Miller, about fishing in the fog this morning on Bolton Lake, "It was like being in a cloud." Miller, who said he doesn't fish often enough took a trip out on the lake today after giving himself a day off for his birthday. Photograph by Mark Mirko |mmirko@courant.com

2014.08.11 – Bolton, Ct. – “It was pretty surreal out there this morning. You could see about as far as you could cast,” said Ed Miller, about fishing in the fog this morning on Bolton Lake, “It was like being in a cloud.” Miller, who said he doesn’t fish often enough took a trip out on the lake today after giving himself a day off for his birthday. Photograph by Mark Mirko |mmirko@courant.com

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CHARLES W. MORGAN RETURNS

Mystic Seaport’s 1841 whaleship, Charles W. Morgan  returned from her historic 38th Voyage on Wednesday to her permanent berth on Chubb’s Wharf at the Seaport. Under tow, the Morgan passed through the drawbridge in Mystic before 5:00 pm escorted by a flotilla of support and spectator vessels. Hundreds were on hand at the seaport to welcome the ship home.

The historic whaleship comes into view while going through the drawbridge on the Mystic River on her way home.

The historic whaleship comes into view while going through the drawbridge on the Mystic River on her way home.

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