If you read my last blog post, you know that I had three photos entered in the Massasoit Art Guild Annual Art Show. I am pleased to report that I took home an Honorable Mention ribbon for my photo “Pod” in the Digitally Altered Photography category. If you saw what I was up against, you would be impressed with that. The photo that won the category was taken by my friend Paulette Adams. It was an absolutely fabulous photo of two hats taken at Old Sturbridge Village and it was a very deserving winner, indeed.
I have been so busy since September, that I feel like I have left a lot of photos in the lurch so I am going to spend some time going back. I hope to have more time to catch up with everyone's blogs soon also.
My daughter Carrie and I picked an absolutely pristine early autumn day to visit Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The Shakers are an interesting lot and if you are ever in this area, a trip to the village is highly recommended. But you had better hurry. They close in early November for the season.
Soon after our visit, I spied a copy of Down East magazine and, lo and behold, the cover story was about the last three remaining Shakers who live near New Gloucester, Maine. I won’t get into the gist of the article, but if you are interested in the Shakers, click HERE, for a link to the story.
Hancock Shaker Village is a true Shaker village that was settled in the 1780s. I took a lot of photos of this beautiful place and will post a few today. It is truly a gift to be simple.