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Friday, December 5, 2008

Season of Anticipation

Here's the Mt. Tom Range across the river in Holyoke as we travel north through the Connecticut River town of South Hadley in western Massachusetts. It's late November, some years ago, and we're in that season of anticipation like we are now. Not anticipation over the holidays, but over when and how much it will snow. The gray naked trees need covering, and the bare ground is unseemly, and even if the sky is blue, those gray and purple clouds that streak over us this time of year make us New Englanders wonder when the other shoe is going to drop. The shoe that brings a foot or more.

It's a deceptively pretty scene. There's more to it you can't see, and we know that. Any minute now. Yes, sir, any minute now. Can't fool us.


Redtelephone66 said...

That's the Mt. Tom Range, on the Holyoke side of the river running north south. The Mt. Holyoke Range would be on your side of the river running east west.

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

Fixed. Thank you for pointing that out. The Mt. Holyoke Range is not in our view in this shot.

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