The Berkshire Mountains contain the tallest peak in Western Massachusetts. Mount Greylock is 3,491 feet high, nestled into the surrounding Berkshires. By the standards of really mountainous states — Colorado, for openers, or Washington — that’s not such a much. But when it comes to beauty, they take a back seat to none.
In Greek myth, the face of Medusa, the Gorgon, was so fearsome that to look upon it was to be turned into stone. The hero Perseus managed to conquer her by using a mirror to guide his sword when he cut off her head. In a total turnabout, the beauty of the Berkshires is such that it paralyzed my camera when I turned it head on. But I was (more or less) successful in capturing that beauty reflected in the window walls of the new Tadao Ando-designed Stone Center at the Clark Art Institute, a worthy mirror for a wonderful landscape.
Somehow the comments on this post got diverted to Mirror of the Mountains, the enlargement (by clicking) of this photo — Here they are: