'More mellow' later in the day


"The weather-beaten granite has an individuality which belongs to this corner of the land and marks it as a stone fit for our builder’s purposes. Under every sort of weather – and we have them all in Connecticut – it throws back the light in a warm and friendly glow. Its texture is as rough as homespun, its strength as rugged as the pioneer’s; yet in the late afternoon, its surface seems to glow softer and more mellow, under the slanting rays of the sun, much as a face that is usually a little stern and rigid may melt into more genial lines under the influence of friendship. The character of New England is stamped upon this stone.’’

-- Robert Dudley French