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 Post subject: Mid April Already
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 4:35 pm
  

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And we're still in Florida! It's been fabulous down here weather-wise. Marti & I are savoring every little bit of time, cause it went so freaking fast. Seems like we got here a couple of weeks ago, but it was last November!


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 Post subject: Re: Mid April Already
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:22 pm
  

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adg wrote:
And we're still in Florida! It's been fabulous down here weather-wise. Marti & I are savoring every little bit of time, cause it went so freaking fast. Seems like we got here a couple of weeks ago, but it was last November!


I remember going through New England camping out and stuff during one summer and it really was beautiful there. This was before I’d ever seen you in concert or even before I knew you were there in Massachusetts. For all I know we could have went right by your place! Somewhere in Western Massachusetts out in the country we stopped at some huge General type store (mostly because I had to use the bathroom) and I asked where the bathroom was. She was a big woman (and when I say that, I mean to say I am pretty sure she could handle herself) and she pointed and said something and her New England accent was so thick I couldn’t understand a word. I said, “What?” and she laughed at me and said something else I couldn’t tell what? I had a feeling it was something along the lines of, “Doncha understand English?” I’m like, “Okay, so it’s that way you say?”

I was impressed!


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 Post subject: Re: Mid April Already
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:17 pm
  

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agnes wrote:
adg wrote:
And we're still in Florida! It's been fabulous down here weather-wise. Marti & I are savoring every little bit of time, cause it went so freaking fast. Seems like we got here a couple of weeks ago, but it was last November!


I remember going through New England camping out and stuff during one summer and it really was beautiful there. This was before I’d ever seen you in concert or even before I knew you were there in Massachusetts. For all I know we could have went right by your place! Somewhere in Western Massachusetts out in the country we stopped at some huge General type store (mostly because I had to use the bathroom) and I asked where the bathroom was. She was a big woman (and when I say that, I mean to say I am pretty sure she could handle herself) and she pointed and said something and her New England accent was so thick I couldn’t understand a word. I said, “What?” and she laughed at me and said something else I couldn’t tell what? I had a feeling it was something along the lines of, “Doncha understand English?” I’m like, “Okay, so it’s that way you say?”

I was impressed!


I was born in 56 I went to a day camp in NJ at age 6(in 62), the next year1963 my Brother and I (he is 3 years older) went to Camp at the Cranwell School for 4 wks, the next years it was for 8 wks and was like that every Summer up until 1972 and I worked there in 1975 it's last year as a Camp. It's where I fell in Love with the Berkshires and Mass. In 1974 I went to School in Franklin at Dean ,it continued my love affaire with Mass. Except for Christmas I spent two straight years as a teenager in Mass and loved it. If not for Family I would still be there, strange how life gets in the way of things . (in a good way)
I still get up there as much as I can usually around 2 times a year for a few days a time. My friends thought I was nuts, we lived at the New Jersey shore and my friends could not understand why I would go away to the Mountains when I was steps from the Ocean. I was there during the Arlo Days in Stockbridge before it became a yuppy tourist Mecca, my first concert ever was Arthur Fielder and the Pops at Tanglewood and I saw others over the years. Always wanted to get over to the Music Inn but never made it there. Not speaking for anyone but myself but the Berkshires back then was a magical place, I miss it.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid April Already
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2024 5:56 am
  

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We got back to the farm, and awaiting spring/summer. Naturally there's a gazillion things to do. Looking forward to it all. Cameras ready to go as soon as there's something worth taking pix of - Bugs, flowers, birds etc. So far, so good. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mid April Already
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2024 4:24 pm
  

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adg wrote:
We got back to the farm, and awaiting spring/summer. Naturally there's a gazillion things to do. Looking forward to it all. Cameras ready to go as soon as there's something worth taking pix of - Bugs, flowers, birds etc. So far, so good. :)


I kinda do miss using a camera, “Bugs, flowers, birds..” you are taunting me :)

I have two film cameras one of which I believe still works, with lenses and all, but I can’t be bothered. One of these days I will get it in my head to get another one of those point-and-shoot digital ones (hopefully it won’t randomly stop working even though I kept it in pristine condition). (Troubleshooting suggested there was sand or something in the lens mechanism).

There are advantages and disadvantages to both film and digital cameras. I am sure I don’t need to go on with that lecture. :) And besides, I am just thinking out loud to myself on that one anyway.

Cheers!


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 Post subject: Re: Mid April Already
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2024 8:24 pm
  

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adg wrote:
We got back to the farm, and awaiting spring/summer. Naturally there's a gazillion things to do. Looking forward to it all. Cameras ready to go as soon as there's something worth taking pix of - Bugs, flowers, birds etc. So far, so good. :)



The Mrs, is getting all he planting ready I couldn't tell you what she is planting I'm just her grunt. She orders me and I do it. As long as there is no lightning then I will be rototilling tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid April Already
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2024 4:20 pm
  

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Hahaha. I know the feeling! Almost mid May and nothing much different here. The leaves are finally out, but it's generally been cloudy and rainy.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid April Already
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2024 4:50 pm
  

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Right now there is this white pine bursting with tiny little pinecones that look star clusters everywhere.


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 Post subject: Re: Mid April Already
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2024 8:51 am
  

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We've had 3 days in a row with plenty of sunny days, some clouds but not much. It's warming up tho, and all the plants (trees included) are taking full advantage of it. We're just getting over the business at the church and settling in for this summer. So far, so good!


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