Tag Archives: New England

Weekly Photo Challenge: ENVELOPED

I can’t help but read this challenge word as en-vel-oped, that is, all wrapped up in its paper container and ready to put in the U.S. mail. But of course that isn’t at all what the challenger means. Wrapped up, yes … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: EPHEMERAL

Robert Frost, quintessential New Englander and poet of his region, taught here for a number of years at Amherst College. He made what to me is the definitive statement about ephemeral in his wonderful short poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay”: Nature’s first … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UNEXPECTED

When you enter a staid stone New England library in July, I think you’ll agree it’s unexpected to come across a bronze bust of its founder looking like this: (Of course in winter he’ll be wearing a ski cap and … Continue reading

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Mystery in Look Park!

It’s the height of the autumn season here in Western Massachusetts. We’re caught, Janus-fashion, looking back at the lushness of summer and anticipating the austerity of winter. But in-between we dwell in a landscape of brilliance and decay all at … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SATURATION

I love love love color, the more saturated the better! It restores my flagging spirits, it makes the world a livelier and more cheerful place, it makes me gasp sometimes for sheer beauty. Perhaps that’s why I love the high … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

Well, peeps, this is about as good as it gets. We don’t get GOLD in New England these days, early or late. We don’t get sun, hardly. Mostly we don’t even get dry! So a day that’s not actually raining … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CHANGING SEASONS

Do you think the saying is true, the more it changes, the more it stays the same? I do, at least in the basics. New England remains rock-ribb’d, as here, same garden, same rocks, different seasons: Summer And Winter No … Continue reading

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Encore Performance: Turkey in the Straw

Here’s a rerun of last year’s musical offering for the Thanksgiving holiday, with an update on artist Michael Melle’s delightful “straw people” over in Lenox.  Thanksgiving in the USA began in New England; and New England still sets the theme … Continue reading

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Turkey in the Straw (fully staged)!

Thanksgiving in the USA began in New England; and New England still sets the theme for Turkey Day’s landscape and music, as in Over the River and Through the Woods, to Grandmother’s House We Go: We’re not expecting snow this … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Worn with Age

They don’t call our ancient region “rock-ribb’d New England” for nothing! This ledge of rock girds the doorway of a house on a hill in Lee, MA.

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