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Day 8 – Leaving Vermont for Massachusetts

08 Oct

As we returned to our hotel last night there was the most tremendous storm, so much so that as we arrived, we rushed indoors and left some things in the car. Among them was a gift from Shelagh of some of her own hand spun and hand dyed wools and a crocheted pincushion – all so beautiful! Thank you so much. Now I have another new project!

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“Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”. Do you know this delightful piece by Dr Seuss? I’m reminded of it day by day as we travel and discover new places, people and beautiful things.

Today as well as more covered bridges,flowers and fungi, we came across the Norman Rockwell Museum in Arlington where he lived and where I met a lovely old chap who had been one of Rockwell’s models. He showed me the painting done when he was just nineteen. I wish I had taken a photo of him with his painting! The young woman who ran the Museum was so friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic!

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One of the bridges was over the Bennington Falls which were quite dramatic and in another, Chiselville Covered Bridge I discovered some graffiti, some dating from 1949 and some from 1900, and in such beautiful handwriting!

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This beautiful flower, like Cow Parsley, was growing beside the bridge.

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9 responses to “Day 8 – Leaving Vermont for Massachusetts

  1. Don

    October 9, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Norman Rockwell is one of my favourite artists. To see life through his eyes is always such a treat. What a time you must be having.

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    • mybeautfulthings

      October 9, 2013 at 11:35 am

      I’m ashamed to say that though I had heard the name – and in fact recognised some paintings, I did not appreciate the man and his work until yesterday. I love his philosophy and his paintings, such humanity . Delighted to have now ‘met’ him.

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  2. flowerpot

    October 9, 2013 at 11:08 am

    So glad you had that dayand met Shelagh! xx

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    • mybeautfulthings

      October 9, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Me too! We all three had a lovely day out and got along really well šŸ™‚

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  3. Artattack - not only about art

    October 9, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Reblogged this on artattack.

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  4. grandfathersky

    October 9, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Great photos! I love the whispering pines in Massachusetts …

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  5. Hudson Howl

    October 9, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Covered bridges always elicit some kind response by those who see them -for me it’s Bridges of Madison Count with Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood.

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  6. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    October 9, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I just keep traveling with you…

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  7. Jono Cusack

    October 9, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Fantastic Shots šŸ™‚

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