Venus, new moon, Liquidambar styraciflua

moon sky venus tree
The moon is a silver teardrop,
The sky is a canvas of blue,
Venus is the evening star,
And the tree is a place to rest.
The moon is a beacon of hope,
The sky is a promise of tomorrow,
Venus is a reminder of love,
And the tree is a symbol of strength.
The moon is a place to dream,
The sky is a place to soar,
Venus is a place to be,
And the tree is a place to grow.
The moon is a place to find peace,
The sky is a place to feel free,
Venus is a place to be happy,
And the tree is a place to be you.–Bard
(replying to the prompt “moon sky venus tree”)

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.”—

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