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Conway, Massachusetts February 23, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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Took a ride down to Hadley today on a Photographic Damage Control Mission (more on that soon) and, as is my wont, cruised the back roads with camera in hand.

I found myself in the agrarian hill town of Conway, somewhat down-river from my usual haunts, but nonetheless a place which is pictorially representative of life here in Southern New England.

I crossed the wood-planked bridge at Bardwell’s Ferry on the Deerfield River, a very cool pseudo-suspension bridge with hinged steel tension members in place of cables:

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…and entered a world of wood lots and sugar houses, farms and fields

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And this, an artist’s studio in an old barn on the banks of Reed’s Brook:

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I took this shot from a bridge which I helped build a couple of years ago.

All in all, a nice little town in the highlands outside of The People’s Republic of Northampton.

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1. Phydeaux - February 23, 2008

Beautiful – as always, Cuz.

So, you need to learn how to post the pic one size, and have the embiggen be to a larger size (It’s not that difficult, even for a professed e-tard). Cause that third photo, like so many of your work, deserves to be seen in a larger format.

So, you know, get on it!

2. littlebangtheory - February 23, 2008

Phy, I think that’s about the limit of what fits on my blog, but if you know a way to link this to the full-sized image I’ll be happy to learn of it.

Anybody? I mean, somebody ought to know!

3. Tengrain - February 23, 2008

CR – what is a “sugar house?”

Regards,

Tengrain

4. littlebangtheory - February 23, 2008

sugarhouse, n. New England dialect.
1. A ventilated shed where maple sap is boiled down into maple syrup in the latter days of winter.
2. The house in the holler where comely young girls share their favours with any and all suitors bearing the requisite gifts.

5. DCup - February 23, 2008

You find incredible beauty wherever you go, C.R. Fabulous!

No comment on sugar houses.

6. Phydeaux Speaks - February 24, 2008

DCup, I’m surprised. I thought you’d know that we have those down hyar in tha South … ceptin’ we call-em “sugar shacks”, or as the B-52’s said, “Love Shack”. 😉

7. Mauigirl - February 24, 2008

Great pictures – they’re almost like paintings! I hope you frame some of them!


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