In Like A Lion. March 2, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death, Politics and Society.
Tags: animal tracks, Architectural art, deerfield river, First Baptist Church, March snow, Reedsboro VT
So it’s March, and don’tcha just know it, it’s winter.
Except for our October Surprise, of course.
Nonetheless, I was prompted to head upriver to see what this storm had made of our neighborhood. I drove northward through some semblance of sleet and steel grey skies:
The river was cloaked in something akin to Marshmallow Fluff:
Along the way, there was evidence of small animals stumbling about, murmuring, “WTF, what happened to Spring??”
The answer, my little friends, is it’s been postponed by current events:
Eventually I got up to Readsboro VT, where a couple of buildings caught my fancy. The First Baptist Church:
…and an abandoned building, boarded up in a delightful fashion:
I’ve marveled at this before, though I don’t recall stopping to photograph it. It’s at its best when the skies are blue and sporting sunset clouds which approximate the hues and textures depicted on the rather excellent paintings thrown up on the windows of this once grand building.
This is a testament to those folks who reside in this proud but struggling Vermont village. Prosperity has packed up and left for warmer climes, but hope holds on here. Perhaps it’s because the resources to relocate don’t exist, but perhaps it’s because the folks who grew up here love the place, and have decided to stand and fight.
I’m thinking it’s the latter, though I can’t help remembering the Alamo.