By Stephen Clarke
In line with Stephen Clarke's personal studies and with names replaced to "avoid embarrassment, attainable felony motion, and to avoid the author's legs being damaged through somebody in a Yves Saint Laurent suit," A 12 months within the Merde provides ideal leisure for Francophiles and Francophobes alike.
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I have a lovely shot of the red mill above the stream with golden foliage framing the scene. Although Mashamoquet Brook State Park will draw you off Route 169, the center of Pomfret will bring you back. It’s a lovely town, with a traditional white church and ivy-covered brick buildings at the Pomfret School. The stone Christ Church, built in 1882, is another handsome building, with stained glass Tiffany windows. At the Vanilla Bean Café, you can stop for a casual lunch of top-notch sandwiches and salads.
There are even a couple of old red barns within sight that serve as a reminder of New England’s agricultural past. Just north of the town’s center is The Christmas Barn, a unique shop in a red barn that carries collectibles ranging from quilts to country furniture. The Inn at Woodstock Hill, once a privately owned estate situated on a hilltop, is both elegant and romantic with 22 suites and guestrooms. The rooms are decorated in floral chintz fabrics and have private baths, television and air conditioning.
Perhaps I have put forth too much strength and been too fierce from fear. I have safely trodden underfoot the leaves of another year. Robert Frost How beautiful when a whole tree is like one great scarlet fruit full of ripe juices, every leaf, from lowest limb to topmost spire, all aglow, especially if you look toward the sun! What more remarkable object can there be in the landscape? Henry David Thoreau Chapter 1 Connecticut The Quiet Corner, Northeast Connecticut This ramble begins in Canterbury on Route 169 and heads north.
A Year in the Merde by Stephen Clarke