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About elainereardon

Poet, writer, gardener, herbalist, beginner artist- pottery, painting—communing with Spirits of the Forest and Field, bumping into magic, peeking around new corners.

A Good News Day

 Easter Blessings.  I don’t have cute newly hatched chicks, but I had this photo of newly hatched alligator babies, scales rather than feathers. In my town we have small peepers and tree frogs singing now, and not an alligator around for … Continue reading

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April Fools

  April Fools April fools aren’t we hoping for a bit more warmth to waken the violets soft wind to quiver open snowdrops even as clouds drop thick pellets of ice-covered snow      

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Armenians Remember

At the State House in Boston there will be a gathering, and on April 24th they’ll be a commemoration at the Boston Armenian Heritage Park, near the North End.  https://www.armenianheritagepark.org.  I find myself thinking more and more about the women … Continue reading

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Leverett, A Unique Hill Town

The small towns that perch on hills, both sides of the Connecticut River Valley are called hilltowns.  Each small town has it’s own flavor of uniqueness, much like our local ice creams and CSAs.  Each has a set of weather that’s … Continue reading

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As we grow old — Discover

A beautiful poem on aging and and wisdom by Senator Murray Sinclair, former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: As we grow old / the ground we walk on / rises up / so that, / as … Continue reading

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Between the Quabbin and Connecticut River

      Route 2 travels past the North Quabbin towns and crosses over Connecticut River in Erving MA. Although Route 2 is the only major east/west road, it only has one lane going in each direction. For over twenty … Continue reading

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Petersham, Tucked near the Quabbin

The North Quabbin area is often called The Accidental Wilderness. Greenwich, Enfield, Dana, and Prescott are four towns that were settled in the 1700s in the Swift River Valley.  This area was chosen as a perfect area to flood to make … Continue reading

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Book Launch / Happy St. Patricks Day

https://www.capuchinfranciscans.ie/about/capuchin-day-centre/ The link above takes you to where all profits from the book will go, if you’d like to know more, or just donate to them. The book is just off the printer’s now, and the official party launch a … Continue reading

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Small Towns, what’s so special?

    Every October in Warwick we have a top notice pop up art show.  Anyone in Warwick or surrounding towns can put all manner of crafts or fine arts into the show.  We have beginners, kids, to top-notch artists … Continue reading

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Saturday,​ March 16 Art Show

2019 Annual Student & Teacher Show! Saturday, March 16, 1-3pm At Leverett Crafts & Arts, Leverett Center, next to Town Hall Refreshments & Music A vibrant show of work by about 20 students and Louise Minks! You will love it! … Continue reading

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