A New York White House

White House, New York © Steven Willard

If you take the trouble to check Google Maps for Sheffield Hill Rd., south of Millerton near the Connecticut border, it’s fairly easy to locate the house. The nearby land appears to be connected to the McEnroe Organic Farm, though I don’t know if there is any other connection besides proximity.

I currently have some prints on exhibit at The White Silo Winery in Sherman*, along with my friends Susan Reinberg and Marc Isolda, so I spent a few hours working the show on Sunday. I figured since I was a third of the way there I would take a drive up to Sharon, Connecticut for what I think is the best barbeque in all Connecticut**. Well, it was a nice afternoon so I extended my drive over into New York to look around a bit.

I have noticed, since my first trip to the area, that it is remarkable how the topography changes as soon as one crosses the state line. The hills become more rounded and the valleys broader to my eye. There is no obvious demarcation like a river, but the difference is clear.

I had no reason to photograph the house, other than the fact that I found it impressive and the grounds so beautifuly maintained.

*The exhibit will be up through the end of June.

** “When Pigs Fly”  in Sharon, Ct.

Olympus OMD EM1 with 40-150mm f2.8 zoom.


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