Independence Day

The glow-stick'd crowd at Robbins Farm waits in the dark for the colors and lights of the Boston fireworks show, oblivious to the magnificent natural display of colors and lights behind them. July 4, 2010.

“He was considered one of the finest men his town had ever produced.”

Lt. John Connors, a Navy SEAL, died on December 20, 1989 during Operation Nifty Package, a mission to disable movement of, then apprehend, Manuel Noriega. Lt. Connor’s platoon succeeded in destroying Noriega’s plane, which facilitated Noriega’s capture on January 3, 1990.

In the October 1990 issue of Reader’s Digest, Malcolm McConnell wrote about Lt. Connor’s heroism in an article titled “Measure of Man.” I hope that you may take the time to read it.

The monument to Lt. John P. Connors at the confluence of Broadway and Warren Street. January 6, 2011.

Christmas Desktop Wallpaper

As my Christmas gift to all who visit Arlington Pictures, here is a photo for use as desktop wallpaper on your personal computer–for the remaining 9 days of Christmas, or for as long as you like!

Just right click (command+click for you mac users) and select “download linked file.” Happy Holidays to all!

A detail of the Craig Family Christmas tree on the night of December 24, 2010.