The surface of Ice House Pond is like glass, reflecting clouds overhead. Tim Johnson

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Familiar places become wondrously new in the recast light of October. This is never more evident than at the edges of the day, when you can’t help but notice a clean, fine quality in the light as the first beams of the sun — or the last — slant across lawns and open places. Already the huckleberry on hillsides and in old fields is beginning to show tinges of red, a taste of the colorful show to come. Too soon, the leaves will be underfoot, and children will scuffle to school and play afterwards amid piles stacked high.


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