I am currently experiencing my first Massachusetts winter and it is a trip. Yes, it is cold here. Snow is quiet as it falls. I have learned what a "squall" is from the cozy comfort of my home. (for which I am grateful)
1 thing that I did not expect thought when I moved here is that I would live about 90 minutes from Emily Dickinson's home in Amherst,Massachusetts.
Back in 2020, when I was pretty much always home, I began to read the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Emily wrote about 1800 poems while in her Amherst home.
I went to the Berkshire Athenaeum (what's that you ask?) the Pittsfield Public Library. I checked out 4 books on Dickinson, the first of which is "These Fevered Days" by Martha Ackmann. Below is a poem by Emily Dickinson.
"This was a Poet-
It is That
Distills amazing sense
From Ordinary Meanings-
And Attar so immense"
I have also discovered that Ice Fishing is not just something I saw in "Grumpy Old Men" It is a winter activity that happens on the frozen lakes in Pittsfield.
People use sleds and atvs to go out onto frozen Onota & Pontoosuc Lake. They set up a tent kinda thing, use an augur to drill a hole, then they have a flag system that alerts when they catch a fish.
On February 24th, there will be an Ice Fishing Derby. I am pondering should I go?
What would Dickinson say about Ice Fishing?
She would like the outdoor adventuring component.
What do I think Dickinson & the Ice Fishing Fans like about The Berkshires? Sunsets, Mountains, 4 Seasons & the Sky
What would Emily & the Ice Fishing Fans enjoy from Hello Gorgeous?
Wool blend socks from Socksmith. Original wall art by Mina of EWBA and Abundance Bath Bombs by Sow the Magic.
I am enjoying this new place that I call home. I learn something new each day.