Bennington Historic Mansion, Dressed for Hallowe’en
Perversely, I returned to the Berkshires for the Anniversary of Sandy-the-Hurricane, by any other name. There I was marooned, two years ago, forfended by tree-strewn roadways, lacks of electricity and gasoline, and, frankly, long-continuing storm, from returning to Princeton. Where, as it turns out, after, finally, a gruelling 10-hour drive, there was no power in the house here, yet again. Somehow, I needed to re-experience Williamstown without a hurricane – which, yes, reached even there, darkening nearby North Adams.
View From Window of Cozy Corner Motel, Williamstown, toward Shrouded Berkshires
“Best-laid plans of mice and men, gang aft agley…” The anniversary trip involved what seems to have been a six-day Nor’easter. I remember when they used to be called 3-day blows.
Faded Glory on Water Street, Williamstown
Oddly enough, though we did manage hikes and beaucoup art, and some sunlight, many of the pictures look worse, weather-wise, than I remember. In fact, spooky. What do you think?
Glory of Yesteryear, Once-Essential Chimney, Williamstown
Venerable Factory Windows
No Touchdowns Today — Williams College Field in Nor’easter
Where Are The Players of Yesteryear — Williams College Field
Chef’s Hat Breakfast Refuge, Williamstown
Not About to Take Off, Williamstown Airport and Mt. Greylock
We boldly ascended Mt. Greylock that afternoon, the peak that purportedly inspired Herman Melville, who lived near another flank of this mountain, to write Moby Dick. I must confess, I could live near Greylock for any number of decades without writing anything about the sea, let alone a masterpiece…
Overlook Trail, Mt. Greylock, Nor’easter Days
Summit View, Greylock
Greylock Tower, Berkshires
Weather Systems, Mt. Greylock Summit, Berkshires
SURVIVOR – House of Noble Heritage, Williamstown
What Stories These Windows Could Tell
Promise of Change, View From Cozy Corner Motel, Williamstown
Glowing Through The Storm — Cozy Corner View of Autumn and Tumultuous Brook