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September Day, Chester, CT

September 15, 2017

Lying on the beach at Cedar Lake (the water perfect for swimming), looking off into the blue distance, and up comes that old lyric: “..that lucky old sun, got nothin’ to do, but roll around heaven all day..”

That’s from the the 1949 tune Lucky Old Sun, music by Beasley Smith and words by Haven Gillespie – covered by many, including Ray Charles, Louie Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash.

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Oxen and cellphones – together after 6000 years or so.

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Spring, Old Saybrook, CT

April 16, 2017

The fire in the woodstove has given way to star magnolia, forsythia and other blossoms, as the sun says “I’ll take it from here…”

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And then, when the season is the coldest, a gentle snow falls, leaving behind a soft white blanket and a quiet stillness that reminds us – when we are most apt to forget – of the beauty of a New England winter.

The tree here I have not yet ID’ed, but I did see it had some soft tan catkins the other day. There were three (!!) bird nests visible in its branches last winter – a veritable condo complex.

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JG and JA, Chesterfield, NH

December 9, 2016

jg-and-ja-9413Two old friends that I originally met circa 1984, and as we live in three separate states, only see sporadically. I’m happy to say we didn’t talk politics until late in the evening.

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view-from-wantastiquet-9406 Ah, Brattleboro! Got a soft spot in my heart for you, I do, after all these years.

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The Confluence, Newfane, VT

November 25, 2016

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Another view of the two rivers coming together, taken from Route 30. If ever there was a place to really feel the qi in the universe (ok, let’s stick to New England), this would be it.

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This place was a touch of heaven yesterday, a Monday in mid-November, with the temperature a balmy 65 degrees and nary a cloud in the sky. It’s where the Rock River joins the West River, to flow eventually into the CT River in Brattleboro. The area shown here draws a huge crowd of visitors in the summer, and has finally received official designation via a road sign on Route 30: “Recreational Area”.

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