Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I had to go to a meeting last night in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.  Normally, it’s a twenty minute drive.  But I forgot that the route I usually take is still closed because of the flooding from Quaboag Pond and Seven Mile River.  I was about ten minutes late.

It’s something to get used to living in Central Massachusetts.  The old standard…the shortest distance between two points is a straight line…doesn’t apply here.  It’s because in Worcester County we have more than 50 ponds and lakes with public access and some more without.  So no matter where you go, you have to navigate around one of them.

But I made it to the meeting that was held in my friend Laurel’s house.  Laurel and her husband Kim live on Wickaboag Pond in West Brookfield.  What a beautiful spot!!  We were fortunate to be invited to dinner there this past weekend where we watched the moon rise over the water.  I’d like to share some of those photos with you.

Sometimes when I’m running late, I yearn for those long, straight roads like we have in the Midwest where I grew up.  But mostly, when I am looking at the reflections in one of the many Worcester County ponds that I have to drive around, I am very happy that I have to leave the house a little early to get
where I am going.

The Neighbor's Cat


TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

yes, yes, so beautiful... Is the dock under water?

And kitty waiting patiently to jump the fence, maybe? =)

barbara l. hale said...

Thanks for the comments! Yes, that dock was underwater. We've had soooo much rain. Not sure about the kitty however. He looked pretty content just sitting and looking at the pond.