Welcome Rural Intelligence readers
Lately it seems I only take pictures of my dog (my phone created its own gif!), and before that, my chickens (oh and my children from time to time.)
One picture a day of this rural, old New England town.
This fine looking feline was on display at the student art show last week at the Interlaken Inn - students from every school were selected to show their work. There is a lot of talent in these Litchfield Hills!
(I x-ed out this artist's name to protect privacy.)
I got a nice email a couple of days ago from the granddaughter of Anne Gudernatch. She spent much time visiting Sharon and her grandmother as a child, but says she hasn't been back in many years. She asked me to visit this plaque, which is at the base of a cherry tree at the entrance to Mudge Pond. The plaque is looking fine, but the tree is not yet blooming or leafing out - I hope it's still alive. If not, perhaps those who planted it would consider replacing it? It's clear Mrs. Gudernatch did a lot for the town!
The last time I took a picture like this (the last time we had snow just at this time of year) was in April 2006, just days after I started this blog. How the world of digital photography has changed since then - now everyone has a Holga or a Lomo in their pocket!