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A couple of great sets from these folks at Concerts in the Garden in Chester, CT. Band and venue highly recommended! See post below.

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Full Buck Moon, Essex, CT

July 13, 2014

in July

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There’s a nice description of full moon names here.  This view is from the Essex Dock,  looking east across the CT River toward Old Lyme.  The tide is coming in, right to left.

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A bit of the back story of this bridge, built without any mortar circa 1853,  can be found on the Historical Society of Cheshire County‘s site here.

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I missed the flowering prime of these peony blooms, but nonetheless found a beauty even more compelling in its starkness (and playfulness  - think underwater).  That night a severe thunderstorm came through, and the next day, all the petals had fallen away, leaving only those magnificent earthen ruby-colored seed pods.

** The response by Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki, to a student’s request that he distill his teachings on the Way into their simplest possible form.

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Stylin’, Brattleboro, VT

June 13, 2014

in June

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I showed this picture to Bonnie, who with her husband John runs a Devon cattle farm, (and a CSA) in our area. She was quite amused, saying ” ..they cleaned up that Kubota pretty good too..”

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