Hey everybody, hope you had a Happy 4th! Too bad it rained on Thursday night, ruining most area fireworks displays. Despite a downpour to float Noah's Arc, they were not cancelled in most communities, making for a soggy pastime. Fortunately I watched the fireworks in Southwick the night before from a great location - a boat floating on Congamond Lake! I noticed that on the shoreline someone had made, bought or otherwise acquired a giant dinosaur, a stegosaurus I believe, and planted it on their property.
It was really nice earlier in the day, floating around the lake and enjoying the peace of the wide open outdoors. There are just so many wonderful things to do in our fantastic Valley that no summer is ever long enough.
I was in Westfield this week and noticed this strange covering for a set of stairs going up the side of a building. Never saw anything quite like it before, it looks like a wooden worm climbing up the wall.
Over in Hadley, I noticed that the farms, which it seems like yesterday were just freshly plowed, are now in full mid-summer growth.
O New England Summer! Why art thou so fleeting?
Bill Dusty put up a shocking photograph on his website of something he discovered when he was at Springfield City Hall for a meeting: There is a Yankees banner hanging in the City Council office!
Do we need anything else to justify an incumbent bloodbath in November? I think not.
On a whole other subject, here's some food for thought about some upcoming legislation: