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The Best of 2011, A Motmot’s View

1) Best Rediscovered Antique Food: Apples and Cider. If there’s a characteristic product of New England, it’s not maple syrup, it’s apples and cider. In drawing the ruins of cider mills, I obsess over apples,  modes of milling them for … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Henry David!

How do you celebrate the birthday of an American icon, naturalist, writer, dedicated observer and commentator on the landscape of his native New England? I suggest doing what I did today: sitting under a tree by a pond, painting and … Continue reading

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