Do You See It? – #1LinerWeds

Our daughter Faith and I attended the Haddam Neck Fair on Sunday. If I hope to stay close to the theme of Linda’s weekly challenge, I need to seriously curtail my desire to explain everything that we saw, and everything we ate, and the one precious thing Faith discovered as we were leaving.

The Haddam Neck Fair is an agricultural fair in southern Connecticut, near the east bank of the Connecticut River. We’ve been going to this fair for many years. I could probably dig up some photos of Faith observing this fair from a stroller, but…

The last building we toured was the one with the flowers and vegetable displays. As we were leaving the fairgrounds, we discovered a garden of flowers and wildflowers along the side of that building. There were many bees, and we were both watching the activity, when Faith said:

“Do you see him?”

I assumed she meant one of the bees, but I heard a very low chirping. I had a hard time finding the source of the chirping. See if you can find it in the photo below.

Do you see him? (lower right but not in the corner).

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.

The gallery is from the last building, the flower garden and a few from around our house on a rainy Labor Day.


  1. Ok Dan, as much info as you so willingly provide, there is one bit of knowledge I feel in need of. Why the name Haddam Neck? Is it someone’s name? The flowers are beautiful. It took me awhile and I had to view on a a larger device but I finally found the sweet little guy. I have a feeling Maddie would curl up anywhere as long as you were nearby.

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    • Thanks Cheryl. Maddie will curl up with us for a while, then she heads to the floor, then she comes back.

      As for the name – the subject of CT town names is a study in the practical. You start with Haddam. It grows too big for people to all be able to travel to church, so they build a church on the east side of the river and call it “East Haddam” – then they realize that there’s good farm land and fishing in Haddam, but east of the river,near a turn around a rocky outcrop. We already have East Haddam, so now we have Haddam Neck. I think there’s also a Middle Haddam. Haddam Neck is officially still part of Haddam, CT. A similar process gave us Windsor, East Windsor, South Windsor and Windsor Locks.


  2. Such a tiny little thing. I hope it wasn’t abandoned by mom and survives the coming seasons.

    I know why you were drawn into that building. It wasn’t the huge sunflower…it was the baked goods sign at the top and probably a little bit of a baked goods smell. Am I right? ;-)

    I do notice that your one-liners are getting shorter, but it really is hard not explaining everything, especially when you’ve been to a fair. Perhaps you can tell us more at the bar on Saturday.

    • The flower garden was roped off, Lois, so I think he was safe. He didn’t seem to sure of himself. Maybe mom came back and helped him settle somewhere for the night. MiMi is on to me, but she and I have to learn how to share a space (actually a few spaces).


  3. I DO see him! Hiding in the flowers. He’s probably hoping you dropped some popcorn on the way past his hiding place! :) I love long-standing traditions with my children. Going to the fair with your daughter sounds like the perfect way to spend the day.

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    • Thanks Laurie. The little guy was surrounded by sunflowers, so I hope he had enough to eat. When Faith was little, we used to go to several fairs each year, sometimes two on Labor Day weekend. Now we tend to pick one small fair and sometimes we also go to The Big-E. My wife and I go to a local agricultural fair.

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  4. Awww, the poor little guy, out in the big world alone. I’m surprised his mama wasn’t dive bombing anyone coming near him. Sure hope they’re both okay.

    Great shots of beautiful flowers and busy bees.

    I think MiMi was pretending to be asleep so she didn’t have to deal with you! A rainy day on the couch with dad is clearly fine with Maddie. Pretty soon that deck will be finished and it will be hers….all hers!! Lol.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    • Thanks Ginger. I do hope the little guy found a place to sleep. There was plenty of food, but he seemed scared. MiMi and I have to work a few things out, and the area Maddie thinks of as her deck will be finished as an extension of my workshop. Yes, I am the only one using that terminology :(

      Maybe I should just put a couch out there.


    • Don’t worry about that Laura, Your kids are closing in the age where everything you do/wear/say will embarrass them ;-) But that’s just a phase. It only lasts…sorry, I’m losing my signal…


  5. Hi Dan – interesting range of names for Haddam … and I’m sure we have some ‘neck’ names here – can’t think of one. But the agricultural fair looks to be a great tradition – love the idea of the different areas … while the littlie – I hope it survives and lives happily ever after. Looking forward to Saturday’s fuller post! Cheers Hilary

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  6. Cute cute cute! Love the wet drops on the flowers, but the baby bird is the prize. My daughter found an injured baby bird on the lawn when she was about ten years old. She brought him back to health until he could fly out her window. His name was Jimmy😄


  7. I saw the little birdie right away – those little scoundrels eat the seeds off of the blossoms on the plants. But they are cute, good thing they’ve got that going for them. I enjoyed the lovely photos you shared, looks like a great place to visit!

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