The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Conserving

The 633 acre Fitzgerald Lake Conservation area is the largest conservation area in Northampton, yet I'd never been there until recently. It's a hidden gem.


It's a really cool place, with clearly defined paths reinforced by either wood or stone.


Not surprisingly, all paths lead to Fitzgerald Lake, which is absolutely gorgeous and looks like a great place to fish.


For more information about how to get there and what to do click here.

This morning I did a little acrobatic act, riding my bike and pointing my camera as I negotiated the speed bumps on the trestle over the Connecticut River in order to bring you the following video.



Legendary street singer Motown Bennie Johnson got the coverboy treatment from the Valley Advocate this week.



At downtown Amherst's Kendrick Park there is this display called "Amherst Truths" where local folk are photographed holding signs saying what feels true to them.



A big photography convention at UMass has these shutterbugs swarming over this hot woman with her hot car out by the campus pond.



Oops! Somebody was going way too fast and took down this sign by the UMass Grad Research Center.




"Former mob boss and longtime federal fugitive Whitey Bulger's brother was a politician. So one brother was operating in a world with no morals, dealing with the lowest of the low, and the other one was a mobster." -- Howie Carr.

I love this brilliant new songwriter Lindy Vopnfjord.

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Last night's sunset on the Connecticut River.

2 comments:

Pineconejohnny.blogspot.com said...

good report.

Anonymous said...

Try riding your bike in the North End of Springfield.

Those speed bumps will either be passed out homeless people, or the mortified long-time staff members of Richie Neal.