Thursday, September 30, 2010


(er, more like sinking)

(brookfield, vermont)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

it's easy to see why adam found this fruit hard to resist

if this is the tree of knowledge, i must be getting smarter by the minute

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

slowly the farm succumbs

to the gravity of autumn

Monday, September 27, 2010

pumpkins awaiting transformation

into jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pie

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

on the path

to pick blueberries

Friday, September 24, 2010

are we men or are we sheep?

and who is inside the fence, who is outside?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

weeping wall

i, too, am weeping
because baby brattcat has flown home

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

general store, harrisville, new hampshire

if you're hungry (and we were)
this is the place to come

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

patient mr. brattcat

waiting for me to finish chatting up fritz wetherbee

(harrisville, new hampshire)

Monday, September 20, 2010

picture window

this view of the millpond with hints of autumn
taken by mr. brattcat

(harrisville, new hamphire)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

star-spotting in a mill town

fritz wetherbee taping a segment for new hampshire chronicle

(harrisville, new hampshire)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

reflection in a mill pond

(harrisville, new hampshire)

Friday, September 17, 2010

baa, baa, bright sheep

have you any wool?

(harrisville, new hampshire)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

mill door

harrisville, new hampshire

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

i used to dream

of a bed in the clouds

(harrisville, new hampshire)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

through the mill window

harrisville, new hampshire

Monday, September 13, 2010

lace curtains

harrisville, new hampshire

Sunday, September 12, 2010

house on the millpond

harrisville, new hampshire

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

late summer confetti

taken by mr. brattcat,
(mill pond, harrisville, new hampshire)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

a trio of silos

retreat farm, route 30, brattleboro, vermont

(baby brattcat has flown in from england.
for such a little kitten she keeps me very busy
so beginning tomorrow i've scheduled
two weeks of shots from our recent visit to harrisville, new hampshire.
enjoy, be well, keep in touch.)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

can anyone say

why farm buildings have such graceful lines and
wear such pleasing colors?
(retreat farm, route 30, brattleboro, vermont)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

do you remember the disappearance of ashton's green wagon?

though it never returned,
this purple one arrived in its place,
dug out of a basement, cleaned, and repainted
by someone who saw the opportunity to balance a wrong with a right.
(chase street, brattleboro, vermont)

Monday, September 6, 2010

a page from steffe's playbook

usually i'm too shy to ask permission to shoot a portrait
but this guy made it soooo easy.
thanks, dude!

(book cellar, main street, brattleboro, vermont)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

day six: harrisville, new hampshire

on the final day of my birthday excursions
we visited the old mill town of harrisville, new hampshire
where daily life still hugs the banks of millponds, lakes, and streams

thank you all for your wonderful comments and wishes.
hope you enjoyed sharing the 'week' with me.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

day five: poet's seat tower

sunny of barnyards and barnacles
posted two beautiful shots from here about a week ago

greenfield, massachusetts

Friday, September 3, 2010

day four: something new in the kitchen

poor mr. brattcat...he couldn't drive another mile...
so for 'something i'd never done before' on day four,
i invited friends for whom i'd never cooked and prepared dishes i'd never before made.
here is the meal in order of completion
(not necessarily the order of palatability...remember that apron a showed you a month or so ago, the one that says 'i kiss better than i cook')
julie's black eye pea salad
(remember julie, the amazing baker who left sweet treats in my kitchen each day of her visit last summer?)
julie's peanut butter cup brownies (yup, same julie...she made me a cookbook of her family's favorite recipes)
spring herb rice (better homes and gardens big book of 30-minute dinners...took me so much longer than 30 minutes)
vegetable quesadillas (better homes and gardens big book of 30-minute dinners...these really did take less than 30 minutes and the oven only needed to be on for 6 minutes, perfect on a day that reached about 94 degrees in a house with no air-conditioning)
the table is set
the kitchen is a mess

(poor mr. brattcat...i gave him the day off from chauffeur duties
and left him with a five alarm disaster in the kitchen)

(brattcat's kitchen and diningroom, brattleboro, vermont)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

day three: saint-gaudens national historic site

where the extraordinary sculptor
augustus saint-gaudens
lived, worked, dreamed, played, loved, died
(cornish, new hampshire)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

september theme: open air market

(route 12a, between cornish and claremont, new hampshire)
stopped at this farm stand on our way home from day 3 of the birthday week...
tomorrow i'll show you where we spent the day

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