Christiantown, Massachusetts

I knew an educated lady who pronounced the name of this state “Massatoosets”. This is the Westport River at night, a phone picture, ISO 8000. Massatwosetts.
On the Vineyard, Masa2sets. They spell cemetery differently?

“Indian praying towns were no novelty in the Bay Colony, the first one having been established at Natick in 1651, with at least six more in 1670 and fourteen listed by Daniel Gookin in 1674. But these were set aside by the General Court rather than a “bar­barous” Indian. In fact, Josias’ conveyance may well be the only instance whereby a non-conforming sachem made provision for his “Gospelized” subjects. There is some indication, derived from the fact that Pamick, Nonoussa, Tahquanum and Poxsin had agreed on February 23, 1659, to pay him a yearly bounty of 20 shillings, and also from Josias’ subsequent real estate operations that the Sachem was something of an opportunist. In other words, the idea of a praying town may have struck him as a sound business proposition. If so, he was doomed to disappointment for the 20 shillings was not forthcoming.”—
ELEANOR RANSOM MAYHEW THE CHRISTIANTOWN STORY 1659 — 1959

I heard of a photo-book called “No in America” which featured photos of signs saying NO. Great idea. Subject matter abounds.

double dog

woolen mills walkabout
I’ve been walking with two dogs in the morning

Woolen Mills walkabout
Typically I bike with one dog which makes taking pictures impractical. It is much easier to stop and photograph when walking. This is a view of the Rivanna River, Monticello and Carters mountain are in the distance.

The absence of leaves opens vistas not available in the summer. The water tank and smokestack are architectural remnants from 100 years ago, part of the Charlottesville Woolen Mills INC’s physical plant.

Union Chapel

day of rest

” This is a small, wooden church of Gothic style of the late nineteenth century. It exemplifies a vernacular style common in late nineteenth century residential and secular buildings. It is important as a feature of the Woolen Mills community, which contains many other fine examples of residential and industrial construction of the mid to late nineteenth century. The Woolen Mills Chapel, built in 1887, and located in the Woolen Mills community (approximately 1 1/2 miles east of Courthouse Square) typifies the late 19th century trend of Gothic stylization, often seen in rural vernacular buildings. The chapel was constructed on property which had been deeded by the Woolen Mills’ founder, H.C. Marchant, to be used as a non-denominational chapel for the Woolen Mills community.”-Historic American Buildings Survey

Road trip

new skete
Cambridge NY, New Skete
puppy hand
Picked up a puppy
puppy on leash
German police, Monsa, little dog…
target truck
dogs are mentioned in the bible four times
puppy nap
there is a symbiosis, trust, that can be cultivated between dogs and people
Hazelton PA
halfway between Cambridge and Charlottesville, walking on the outskirts of Hazelton PA
What’s up with the suffix kill? (B.Gordon answers: “A kill is a body of water, most commonly a creek, but also a tidal inlet, river, strait, or arm of the sea. The term is derived from the Middle Dutch kille (kil in modern Dutch), meaning “riverbed” or “water channel”.)
backseat
Matilda rode in the backseat with E
river bridge
Susquehanna sunset
puppy foreground
Tilly visiting E a week later