Black White & Brown

Where we stop and smell the roses for you

Time’s Emotional Rollercoaster

Busy days that felt like they flew by, empty ones that felt like they would never end. We’ve all had them - moments, months, even years that seem to move at different speeds - so what causes this, and how can we use this to our advantage in a year like 2020? Until recently, I thought it was the amount of tasks I completed that made time feel like it was moving fast or slow. For example, a day with four meetings and fifty emails would feel a...

Brooksvale Park

With a bevy of animals, hiking trails, and places to picnic, Brooksvale Park is the spot for families and young children in Hamden, CT. The first time I went there I was in grade school and you'd be hard pressed to find another Hamdenite who couldn't say the same. Interestingly enough, while the park is known for its school programs and summer camp activities, the fun doesn't stop when school's out or camp's over. Around this time of year, you...

Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge

The holidays are coming and some would argue that Thanksgiving is the busiest, most family-packed one of them all. Need a break from the chaos or simply want to stretch your legs? The Emilie Ruecker Wildlife Refuge in Tiverton, Rhode Island, is a great place to relax and walk off some of those turkey calories. It's quiet, the terrain is flat enough for almost anyone to enjoy, and your glimpses of the Sakonnet River will quite literally draw...

Old Stone Orchard

Hungry yet? We are. This month we visited Old Stone Orchard in Little Compton, Rhode Island. A nice little farm that draws families August through November, Old Stone offers not only a wide variety of apples but pumpkins, gourds and eggplant too. Parking is easy and just steps away from the orchard itself. In addition to pick-your-own, they also have a well stocked fruit and vegetable stand so running in is quick and easy for anyone who is on...

Fort Wetherill

Ah, I remember this morning...getting up at quarter to five, putting my socks on and feeling...nervous. The history of Fort Wetherill goes back to the American Revolution in the summer of 1776. Then known as Battery on Dumpling Rock, it was meant to defend Newport Harbor against the British, but instead, the British captured Battery, Jamestown and Newport all in December of that year. Following their victory, the British made various...
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