Greetings from spooky Easton! I wish all the white stuff surrounding me today were nothing more than an apparition, but alas, it isn't. More than 3" of snow accumulated by late yesterday afternoon, and the heavy, wet stuff has tree branches hanging low. I believe we broke a record for such a large snowfall this early in the season. But, wait! This is New England after all, and today's temps in the 40's will make much of this disappear.
Greetings from ever colorful Easton! Creation is in all her glory this weekend, and vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow are exploding across the landscape. There has been a lot of photo activity here this week. A photographer from the Enterprise took a number of photos in our area (see the link below for some really terrific ones!) and for two days a student from the Rhode Island School of Design has been photographing the architectural details of our building, using available light at different times of the day. A number of high school students are having their senior photos taken in this area as well, making good use of the colorful foliage and the architectural gems it frames.
Here is the link to photos taken by Alyssa Stone for the Enterprise: https://www.enterprisenews.com/photogallery/WL/20201024/NEWS/102409997/PH/1
Today we finish our tour of the Belcher photo album. The photos included here are not Easton, but wrap up the album in either western Massachusetts or Vermont. Mr. Belcher eventually escaped the confines of the foundry and made his living as an engineer in several granite quarries. He continued his photography, taking landscapes such as the lake view presented here. A mountain setting screams Vermont, but this could easily be a quiet place in western Massachusetts nestled in the Berkshires. The second photo must have been a favorite of the photographer. It is a granite quarry, and it is a shining example of the photographer's talent. Look at the way he uses light and shadow to bring out the drama and textures in this print! He also captures a few workers and their machinery, ropes and ladders, and even a name and date written across one of the stone faces. One gets a sense of danger as well as the reality of working these quarries sets in. These two photos are a fitting end to the story of our photographer.
Hoping you have a great week and enjoy the colors of fall in New England!
Greetings from a very soggy Easton! Periods of heavy rain brought a little relief to the drought we have been in most of the year. The ponds are higher now and the brooks are running a little faster than they have since springtime.
Anne Wooster Drury