Return at Dusk

great meadows putney railroad underpassLeaving the Great Meadows in East Putney, Vermont after a solitary hike in mid-November. The only access is by a farm road through the 160-year-old stone railroad underpass into another, older world.

In Memory

chandler hill gravestone deaths head carvingEach stone carver had his own graphic style within the evolving New England historical themes, which can be found repeated amongst the markers in a given cemetery or locality. To our twenty-first century eyes, this craftsman’s rendition of the traditional death’s head motif might appear whimsical rather than solemn.