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Summer 2021
by adg on Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:16 am
Who'd a thunk I'd be around to see this, but Summer has finally arrived. The flowers and things growing in the garden are looking fairly stable. No more worries as far as they are concerned. That doesn't meant it won't snow. I've seen the white stuff in July. But for the most part it appears to be out of sight until next October/November. Meanwhile, there are a couple of months to enjoy being outside. I'm gonna make the most of it.... :)
Spring 2021 Has Finally Arrived
by adg on Sat May 15, 2021 5:54 pm
Mud-Season has unofficially ended, because it's not an official season to begin with. But, around these parts (The Berkshires) we're finally getting to see some signs of Spring. As I was working on a video for our annual HD Walk-A-Thon, I rambled around what we call 'South County' which includes the town of Stockbridge. I was driving a red VW micro-bus that belongs to the church, and it was funny to see heads turning as I drove by. Geez it was 52 years ago the freaking movie came out, but it seemed to some like it was last week. Everything in South County is about 2 weeks ahead of us here on the hill as far as seasons go. Lilacs were in full bloom, flowers popping up everywhere, but here on the hill it's all just getting started.

Marti has been a little nuts planting, weeding, and getting ready for summer. It's all good but it's a lot of work. It looks fabulous. I'd post pictures but my Tapatalk app, and forums aren't behaving nicely together, so I'll stick with text descriptions until it's sorted out.

There may be a few other places in the country where Spring is also just getting underway, but most of my friends are reporting Spring as having already sprung, and they're heading into summer. If I get any good pix I'll post 'em elsewhere and link 'em here. So far not much to see here anyway. Keep moving. And Happy Spring!
Mud Season 2021
by adg on Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:16 am
We're somewhere in March which means mud can't be far away. The Group W Bench Sessions are done (for now), and they went pretty well. We're at that strange point in-between winter and spring, around here in the Northeast we know it as mud season. It's probably similar in lots of places, even if a slightly different times. But, the birds are beginning to leave the cover of the trees and make their way out into the open. Some are returning from far away places. Everyone likes mud! Well, some more than others.
Group W Bench Sessions
by adg on Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:15 am
On February 28, 2021 we will premier Episode #3 of the Sessions. It’s a ticketed event (cheap). For tix go to I’ll be live from home moderating the pre-recorded songs. Should be a fun time

Happy Merry Everything!
by adg on Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:51 am
It's snowing off and on here. In other words, it's getting to be that of year again. Marti and I are still holed up at the farm like we have been since June. And as the weather closes in I'm remembering what it was like before the years we'd head south. There's things I miss about being on the river in Sebastian, FL. The warm breezes, the creatures in or around the water, the palm trees, and mostly the friendly folks I've come to know. But, there's things I also love about being in the hills, on the mountain, near the little towns and villages that have been home since the late 1960s.

The accounts on the news paint a dire picture of the season, with more and more people having to deal with the raging pandemic, filled hospitals, and losing loved ones. That's pretty much true everywhere. So for now, we're staying where we are, snow and all. It's a good time to communicate online via the internet, although we've had some problems with that too. Like most everyone I know, we're making the best of it. Although for many friends, the best of it isn't saying much.

That being said, it is that time of year - the holidays - when we remember what hopes and dreams are made of. I am remaining hopeful, but vigilant. I remember the story I used to tell onstage about meeting my old and dear friend, who was also a distant cousin - Hoyt Axton. He had a look in his eyes that said he wasn't looking for trouble, but wasn't necessarily trying to avoid it either. I'm feeling a little like that myself these days. It's going to take some hope but also some vigilance to get through the holidays, and beyond the new year.

It'll take some good old fashioned good will among people of all persuasions political, and otherwise. That's what the holiday songs and stories are in some ways about. Good will. That means you go out of your way to be friendly, even if you don't particularly feel that way.

I love the holidays, the smiling faces of little kids. It makes me want to go and and play in the snow. And this year I may get to actually do that for the first time in a very long time. So, despite the struggles, the calamities, the craziness and the trepidation I'm looking ahead to better days for everyone.

Happy Merry Everything to all...

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