Friends and family Friday
Joe and I had to drive to Berkshires (a 3 hour ride...one way!) on what turned about to be a fool’s errand.
However, we made a day of it. The foliage was beautiful and we drove into Stockbridge which is where Norman Rockwell once lived and where Alice’s Restaurant, from the song of the same name by Arlo Guthrie was located.
Also...the song, Sweet Baby James, by James Taylor with the lyrics:
The first of December was covered with snow
And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston...
So we stopped in front of the Welcome to sign to get some pictures and then we drove the turnpike to Boston
The leaves are changing here. Even the ground looks pretty.
This year because we’ve had such a small amount of rain the colours are somewhat muted
But they still look pretty to me.
At the school where I work there is a wonderful and huge old Beech tree in the middle of the toddler’s playground.
It has at least five major trunks and a spot in the middle of them for a child to stand and look up as if they are a part of the tree itself. It’s magical.
I often wonder if that old tree is as happy to be surrounded by the joy of children
as they are to be surrounded by the joy of that big old Beech.
We had a bit of a storm blow through on Wednesday evening.
It turned quite dark and there was lightening over the harbor.
I quickly ran down the street just after dinner to get some quick pictures.
As I turned toward home the sky was all pink and orange
just dark and wet enough to create reflections on the pavement.
This picture really captures my hometown.
Also....when we moved back to Marblehead in the summer of 2019 they began filming for the Adam Sandler movie, Hubie Halloween. My whole neighborhood was soooo Halloween decorated for the month of July and even some of August. Yesterday, the movie was finally released on Netflix. It’s set in Salem, which is right next door, but quite a bit of the scenes are of Marblehead. It was fun to see how everything came together and to see Adam Sandler all over my town. The movie was more for kids...