A restful view from a friend’s front porch in Western Massachusetts. Prime view, premiere seating.
Toadstool among fallen leaves, spotted in the lush green lawn of a rural Massachusetts library. Do you suppose fairies read books under that speckled umbrella?
White steepled churches in the center of town, and autumn festivals that feature handcrafted quilts and clocks, hot apple cider and fresh-made donuts (York, Maine).
A magnificent sunrise in coastal Maine…
…and a family of deer, watching me watch the sunrise.
Cemeteries that provide sanctuary for the living and those who came before us (Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, in Concord, Massachusetts).
Impossibly brilliant foliage, on Walden Pond.
Homes that bear silent witness to history, former residents and guests (Olde Manse in Concord, MA).
Impressionistic views along the waterfront in Turners Falls, Massachusetts.
Bookstores that support readers and writers, and the stories that bring them together.
The joy that comes of seeing the first snowflakes of winter, and then heading home to sunshine.