Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy Christmas to All!

It seems paradoxical that the quintessential Christmas plant comes to North America from the tropics. Yes, the poinsettia’s heat and vivid color originate in Mexico. The cheerful flowers so delighted Joel Roberts Poinsett, first United States Minister to Mexico, that he … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: COMMUNITY

What more community is necessary than a boy and his new dog, tired out together:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: GRAND

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,  Or what’s a heaven for? These lines from Robert Browning are perhaps the encouragement behind Northampton’s grand aspirations. We live in a moderate sized town, in the middle of one of … Continue reading

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