Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Spinning Room

I came across this interesting article about the spinning rooms in 18th century Germany. It was there that people shared local news as well as news from travelers. They were even denounced: " as dens of iniquity because young, unmarried men and women would drink together, sing songs together, and perhaps even worse..."

Times have changed .............

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Blossoms on Boston Neck Road

This summer I drove down to Casey Farm with my Ashford Joy spinning wheel to demonstrate at their Farmer's Market. As I drove down Boston Neck Road I noticed a small low pond. Gathered around its circumference were several photographers with cameras and tripods. I almost came to a grinding halt when I discovered what had drawn them there. Keep in mind that the flowers are the size of large grapefruit which is huge when compared to what one finds on local ponds.

With the photographers permission I was able to stand in front of their cameras so I could take these shots with my humble Panasonic Lumex: