On Saturday, I joined New England Oddities in their voyage towards Northampton, MA to visit The Botanic Garden at Smith College. I managed to capture some still photos inside and to film the surroundings around the garden. Outside, it was cold, cloudy and Black & White seemed the right choice to go for the video. However, inside the houses it was humid and warm and hence the photos got to keep their colors!
The video series starts on College lane right by Paradise pond’s dam, then follows the trails towards the Japanese garden & Tea Hut area.
And finally, I head back towards the Botanic garden and wander around the streets of Northampton, MA
I first heard about this sanctuary from a co-worker. Connecticut river has a bunch of places like this one. They are not as visible to the clueless eye as they’re intertwined with the private properties surrounding them.
As I joined New England Oddities group last Sunday to capture Stockbridge Main Street during its Christmas celebrations, I could not stop admiring the antique cars on show. I was drooling over the 1966 Mustang, the 1955 Corvette C1 with red leather and the array of Pontiac GTOs(1960s) on display. On my way to the Berkshires, I had chosen US 20 instead of the expressway and managed to snap a few frames on my way back to CT. It is that time of the year again when the day is barely alive.