Thursday, April 7, 2011

snow slips furtively under the jaundiced folds of grass

soon visitors from away will stop at this little information booth on putney road
and ask the same questions of the volunteers that have been asked for decades
and those volunteers will respond as if they are thrilled to be answering the same questions
for the thousandth time
(a genuinely enthusiastic welcome to new followers: tengku mialissa, rosiejo, and tess)

17 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The volunteers may be patient and tolerant, but something must give them pleasure to be ambassadors for their community. In Phoenix they have a bunch of volunteers who answer questions for people at the airport, when people have a lot less time to stop and chat.

Tanya said...

you must be happy to be out from under the snow now!!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Okay...but where doth this road lead? And why is there an information booth? And what information is given out there?

And why Putney Road? Why not Jutney Road?

It appears at this time and season to be a lonely little information booth!

brattcat said...

Jacob, the road leads to...Putney. The information booth offers everything from advice on lodging and eateries, to maps and not-to-miss events. It is a very lonely booth this time of year but after memorial day it's hopping with activity.
Tanya, we still have a good bit of very dirty snow but it's melting fast now.

Sharon Creech said...

I am beaming you green green green.

Sharon said...

I won't be long now!! One thing I love about CDP is taking a trip up north where there is still snow piled up in places and then head way south to say Australia where fall is in full swing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Say goodbye to all snow there!
Welcome flowers, welcome butterflies...it's Spring time!
Léia

Jack said...

I remember seeing a business video about the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle. The manager said that at first he got tired answering the same question over and over. Then he realized that while it was old for him, it was new and interesting for the visitor. Once he understood that, he was able to be energetic and positive. Customer service!

Malyss said...

When you have a new eye on a place, you always think to be the first to ask something that everyone knows here..That's part of fun for both sides..

Anya said...

I'm soooooooooooooo happy for you that its green now at your place

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cieldequimper said...

What an amazing little booth, like a fairie's house.

Clueless in Boston said...

A little information booth in Vermont, just like the little rest areas off the highways.

Virginia said...

...all roads lead to Putney? I'm glad Jacob got here first and asked all the questions for me! :)
V

Sailor said...

Beautiful Picture!

Bob Crowe said...

The title sounds like you are quoting Frost. The photo and text describes a long cycle of tradition.

Kate said...

Love these little booths with enthusiastic volunteers. Dave is right; their ambassadorship must give them lots of pleasure!

Carraol said...

The booth look cozy and small for that task, this work sounds great for the community!