“Christmas Trees” by Robert Frost

Christmas Treesby Robert Frost A Christmas Circular Letter  The city had withdrawn into itself  And left at last the country to the country;  When between whirls of snow not come to lie  And whirls of foliage not yet laid, there drove  A stranger to our yard, who looked the city,   Yet did in country fashion […]

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Gazette Column: “Winter offers a whole new way to view and enjoy the forest”

Today’s Gazette features Virginia Otis’s monthly column about nature… “Go to the winter woods. There is nothing more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow,” wrote Fiona MacLeod in “Where The Forest Murmurs.” (1906) It is an invitation to go snowshoeing, skiiing, or hiking on snowmobile trails to see that clean […]

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The Nature of Northampton: Henry James and Tracy Kidder

Henry James captures the air of Northampton in Roderick Hudson (1875)… …The next day was Sunday, and Rowland proposed that they should take a long walk and that Roderick should show him the country. The young man assented gleefully, and in the morning, as Rowland at the garden gate was giving his hostess Godspeed on her […]

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