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We are on the edge of Spring in New Jersey, and all the early signs of the season are already much in evidence: crocuses and pushing through, the dogwoods are budding, and the forsythia bushes are showing hints of their golden glory.
But, in Washington County, NY, where we are for Easter weekend, winter has yet to shed its grey cloak. We closed on our farm early last July, and my memory is still suffused with lush green landscapes of meadows, hills and cornfields of the Summer, and their Fall wardrobe of vivid reds and gold. But, this grey, beige and sage landscape is lovely, and quietly soothing, too.
We can see the contours of the hills and valleys around us, and Vermont’s Green Mountains seem much closer. Everywhere, the cornfields are being prepared and their mazelike furrows and ridges extend for acres and acres. There is a stillness when we walk in the woods, and the snow sodden leaves have lost their crunch.
Winter lets go much more reluctantly up here in the North Country…but there is much to celebrate in its grey splendor, none the less:
All the photographs above were taken by my friend Sue Clary, whose art and antique gallery I treasure year round.