It’s winter now, which means cold, grey and white in New England. Have you noticed? Sometimes escape requires a change of venue and lack of internet access to get outside of the everyday.
The Old Inn on the Green
This weekend, we traveled north to New Marlborough, MA and the Old Inn on the Green. We’d already agreed to kill the phones save checking them twice daily. Surprise, surprise, they’d already thought of that. There really was very little internet in the bedroom. What a wonderful place.
From comfort to comfort food to visual delight. The hosts were equally delightful. Travel Zoo has some great specials there if you’re looking.
We had a great time sightseeing and visiting the Clark Museum in Williamstown for several hours of art gazing. The hour plus drive from home was a wonderful sojourn through the Berkshires. I highly recommend it.
Light attendance at the gallery meant we could linger quietly over world class paintings by Renoir and John Singer Sargent. The special show on Japanese wood block printing was great too.
Natural light in a garden is the single most exciting aspect of photography for me. So instantly variable. Did you know that Renoir and Monet often painted side by side sharing family members as subjects? This was Renoir’s painting of Madame Monet. I enjoy her dress against the sofa- an extravagant juxtaposition of patterns.
Sometimes, if you can’t physically retreat from the busy everyday, it helps to discover a visual escape. Try this- Most beautiful garden. Canada.
Besides, what gardener isn’t starting to ponder what her garden will grow this year? I’m waiting for this..a new peony. I planted a bare root. Wish me luck. Could its flowers be more beautiful?