Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Returned from Vermont

Well the old camp is down and hauled away and after a day of excavation we now have a hole in the ground.

By the end of next week the concrete guys should be there and we should have a secure foundation attached to a significant ridge of bedrock that stretches like a humpback whale right through the middle of our property. The ledge is only about 2 or 3 feet below the surface any where on our lot.

I will drop some pictures in this posting later today.

On Saturday, while in New England, I was able to attend a retirement party for my friend Decker Clark who has been preaching and teaching for the Leominster church since the early sixties.

On Sunday I went with friends to the Vermont Mozart Festival and heard the orchestra play four pieces by American composers :

Leonard Bernstein- Overture to Candide
Aaron Copland- Appalachian Spring
Samuel Barber- Adagio for Strings
George Gershwin- Concerto in F Major for Piano and Orchestra

It was a really wonderful night on the lawn on top of the Von Trapp mountain - surrounded by the Green Mountains. Appalachian Spring and Adagio for Strings are two of my favorite pieces and it was just magic.

Yesterday was spent staking out the property and watching a very large backhoe dig it up. The earth smelled rich and as work was beginning, I did not want to leave.

It was a good and productive weekend.

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