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jeanne baj
Western Massachusetts
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For Macro Monday this week, despite the wind and cold there's still signs of the approaching Spring. Captured these buds by College Hall, the first building constructed on the Smith College Campus in 1875. It's a very grand, dramatic red brick with a beautiful clock tower. I'll be sharing more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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Ventured up to one of the hilltowns for eats at High Hopes Farm Sugar House. The weather has been decent for the sap to run on the maple trees plentiful in New England and this Sugar House, located in South Worthington, serves up their own pure maple syrup with an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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With temps still in the low 30s during the day it doesn't feel like Spring yet but the stores on Main Street are sure trying to wish us into it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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looking down Main Street from the bike path overpass on an early spring afternoon. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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I'm having fun doing the abc Wednesday meme. Coming up with a picture that fits the letter of the week while keeping to my daily City blog theme is interesting. This week's letter is 'J' and I had a couple thoughts before bouncing the idea off my husband as well.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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One of my favorite spots for down home food and meeting spot for my monthly dinner with some friends. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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Took a walk on the Rail Trail Saturday and there's signs of Spring starting to bloom. This is straight out of the camera as well, I just cropped it a bit. Visit Macro Monday for more up close and person shots. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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Although our nights have still been chilly enough to leave the cars frosted up in the morning, the days have been giving us more pleasant weather with hope of Spring. Saturday was windy but still sunny and nice enough to bring people out walking and biking the Norwottuck Rail Trail.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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Many of the food related businesses on and around Main Street, like this market on State Street, utilize some of their sidewalk space for a few little bisto tables. It's a pleasant way to enjoy a beverage or bite to eat and take advantage of a nice day as well. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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As soon as the weather starts to get warmer shorts come out. A pleasant afternoon on Main Street. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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Signs of spring in a store window on Main Street. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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It's abc Wednesday brought to you by the letter 'I'. Here's the Interstate sign for the first Northampton exit when headed south. No I didn't risk life and limb stopping on 91 to get it. Found a spot on Rt. 5 which runs parallel in spots. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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First Church on Main Street took worship outside Sunday night with fellowship and food. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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We spent the day in Boston Saturday and seeing as it's my very favorite city(along with Northampton of course) I had to share a few pictures here. For Macro Monday I got up close and personal with the foot of the John Singleton Copley(the famous 18th century portrait painter and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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We spent yesterday in Boston and over 3oo pictures taken, I was pleasantly surprised that most of them were Straight out of the Camera wonderful. Beautiful blue skies didn't hurt. This one is taken from Longfellow Bridge on the Charles River looking toward the John Hancock Tower. Just a little... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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Picking up lunch. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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I love the birds on the Walkway between McConnell Hall and Sabin-Reed Hall on the Smith College Campus. With that blue sky you can imagine them really flying. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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abc Wednesday and this week for the letter 'H' is the Hotel Northampton. The Hotel was constructed in 1927 by Lewis Wiggins who was preserving the Colonial revival theme. Part of his concept was achieving museum status for the furnishings. Many of the antiques he acquired are still seen in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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Still in winter's grip despite some warmer days. Captured this message in the window of the Adult Entertainment store on King Street. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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Every time I come down these stairs I pause to enjoy the view. It's always bustling and I love the atmosphere of our 'mall' filled with local stores not big chain stores. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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Visiting the Smith College Botanical Garden has given us our only taste of spring so far. For Straight out of the Camera this week I want to share this beautiful orchid. Love the sunshine on it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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Paradise Pond on the Smith College Campus. A couple days after I took this picture I heard the police responded to a call regarding a car out on the pond. Guess they didn't read the signs. Either I just haven't figured it out or the free blogs on Typepad don't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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I'm always fascinated by this piece of modern art near the historic Hotel Northampton. The contrast of the two draws me in. I particularly like this shot of it with the snow and twilight hour. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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A cold winter day is no reason not to look fashionable. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at I call it Hamp
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Regardless the season, in Northampton it's common to see street performers. For my abc Wednesday entry for 'G', this guitarist entertained on a pleasant winter afternoon. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at I call it Hamp