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  • Writer's pictureDale Newton

The Many Faces of Fruitlands

This day has been glorious, a perfect Vermont day with sun, a breeze, no humidity and temps in the high 70s. We always take Saturdays off from our U Pick. It is a chance for us to recharge and to take a few moments to enjoy our own work in the flower gardens. It is all too easy to get caught up in the daily routines and tasks. It is all too easy to pass by the different flower beds and to see only the weeds that need to be pulled. No weeding today. Walk about, sit, dig bare feet into the grass, listen to the bees and the hummingbirds, and draw in deep breaths of heavenly flowers

Or as Emily Dickinson wrote:

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church – I keep it, staying at Home – With a Bobolink for a Chorister – And an Orchard, for a Dome –

Some keep the Sabbath in Surplice – I, just wear my Wings – And instead of tolling the Bell, for Church, Our little Sexton – sings.

God preaches, a noted Clergyman – And the sermon is never long, So instead of getting to Heaven, at last – I’m going, all along.

These faces of Fruitlands were all captured at 3:30 pm, Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Click on first photo to start slide show. Use arrows to right / left.)

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