Thursday, October 25, 2012

Boston Book Festival, 2012!

All roads lead to the Boston Book Festival and beautiful Copley Square on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  Walk, run, drift in; take the commuter rail, hop the trolley. Your favorite books are calling. Authors, readers, bookstore vendors, food, music, trees, cobblestone sidewalks—All events are free. Here's a link for complete details.

And some pictures from last year's event:

If it's Boston, it's paved with bricks
A walking city (Newbury St is one block from here)

Side view of Trinity Church (one of the BBF venues)
Books and Cupcakes go well together

Boston Public Library (Copley Sq. entrance)
Boston Public Library, inside courtyard

BPL skyview from courtyard

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Vermont Reverie

Do you have a specific place or region, town or home away from home, that sings to you whenever you visit? Maybe it's a particular beach, a hillside, a secret forest?

The Mettowee Valley in the Southwestern part of Vermont functions like an emotional warm spot for me. For one, there's the physical beauty of it. Every time I drive through the region, my spirit floats.

Here are a few pictures looking west and south for you to enjoy.

The area is full of working farms. And the people I've met here are passionate artisans--glass makers, farmers, cheese makers, fine potters and barn builders.

Vitresse Glass by Lucy Bergamini

Barn Love
Rising Meadow Pottery

Larson Farm (sustainable)