Category Archives: seasonal celebrations

November

    November seems to descend from the heavens, dropping a curtain of longer twilight. November drops the curtain on color and light here in New England.  It’s dark by supper time, and still dark in the morning. The sun slants differently, … Continue reading

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Franklin County Fair Celebrates Harvest

The Franklin County fair is the longest ongoing fair in the United States.  It’s been happening each September since 1848.  This is a peek  inside.  Anyone can enter something that they’ve made or grown, or farm animals they care for. … Continue reading

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“Bless me Father, For I have ….”

Bless me Father,  for I  still have visions of fish bones. The spectacle of fishbones stuck in my throat,
 robbing me or my family of the ability to breathe,
 with the offending bone growing larger by the second.
 This vision … Continue reading

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Burrow into November

Field, forest, and sea sink into longer times of darkness. By late afternoon the sun sends thin slits of light through branches. There is hoar frost each morning. Snakes, worms, bears and frogs all burrow in deeper, as I do … Continue reading

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