Tag Archives: Architecture


Only the “greenhouses” aren’t green — they’re white! Backing up a little, the two elite women’s colleges in the Pioneer Valley, Smith and Mount Holyoke, both do their bit to cheer up Valley residents in March with Spring Bulb Shows. Smith’s … Continue reading

Posted in Color, Etcetera, Flowers, Nature, Photography, Pioneer Valley, Spring | Tagged , , , | 26 Comments

Two Faces of Maine

The wrap up post from our recent excursion to the state where life is “the way it should be” — One face features the downtown streets of Portland, Maine’s principal city. Here the weathered, charming old blends into the sleek, … Continue reading

Posted in Etcetera, Home, Photography | Tagged , , , | 24 Comments

Welcome to Northampton: Forbes Library, Volume I

Well, now you know where to park when you’re ready to explore Northampton’s downtown. But not just yet. I’m your guide, and so instead we’re going to take a detour around the corner from the Parking Garage and ascend to … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Enlightenment, Personal Essay, Pioneer Valley | Tagged , , , , | 16 Comments