Category: Local Attractions
The power of water was on full display recently at the Moore State Park in Paxton, MA.
Happy Solstice Day!
Rutland State Park, Rutland MA
Tree of Life: Birch Through the Ages
On display at the Museum of Russian Icons In Clinton MA.
“As far back as the Stone Age, parts of the birch tree have been used across Northern Europe and Russia. Craftspeople and homemakers learned to use the tree for wallpaper, lumber, medicine, tea, shoes, writing paper, and other creative applications. Birch wood and bark quickly became a common material for more decorative forms of folk art as well. Woodcarving adorned buildings across Russia, and even the homes of peasants were decorated with spectacular birch carvings.”
Siberian artist Vladimir Tulyak created highly detailed and delicately hued icons from layers of birch bark.
There Was A Crooked House
The Bird Store and More in Sturbridge MA offers hundreds of bird-related items to catch a bird lover’s fancy. The adjoining courtyard features a whimsical crooked house called the Sherwood Forest Stables, which stores birds seed and attracts a host of well-fed creatures.
Gnomevember, Part 2
More gnomes from the celebration at New England Botanic Garden Tower Hill.
Gnomevember Part 1
It’s a celebration of gnomes at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill!
A Central Mass Mountain
You don’t have to be a skier to enjoy Mt. Wachusett in any season.
Donkey Hodie in Massachusetts
Alta Vista Farm, Rutland, Massachusetts
Uncovering the Past
The Ware-Hardwick Covered Bridge is one of eight covered bridges in Massachusetts. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A New Year’s Wish: Lonely Fences, Revisited
A winter walk along the winding road to St. Joseph’s Abbey during the Omicron upsurge.
Paper Flower Power
A Towering Tribute
The main road at the Moore State Park offers a golden canopy above with an edging of dry leaves below to enhance an afternoon walk.
Over the Walls 2
The clever combination of pumpkins and corn perplexes and delights in this inventive architectural seasonal “home” design.