October 17, 2013

Sturbridge Pit Stop

Sturbridge Pit Stop
By John R. Greenwood

For the last two years on our way home from Cape Cod we left early enough to stop for a few hours at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge Mass. Sturbridge Village is a definite must see if you have an interest in America's early years. It is a stunning place that provides a relaxing and educational opportunity for people of all ages. It's close enough for a wonderful day trip and would make a great weekend getaway. I thought I would post a few of the photos I took along with some prose they inspired. There's still time to get out there to check it out. Here is a link to their website: Sturbridge Village.

living free among the post and rail
separated only by time
there is something dear
about staking a claim on the past
never ending work
fueled a man's need 

for a place
to call home

Simple Life
uncluttered existence
mahogany hard
pine stained
emitting extravagance
of a eighteenth century nature
bold and daring
sitting quietly
of the days
centuries ahead

Window Dressing
linen arms spread wide
in October's morning light
an empty dress lay waiting
an autumn day beckons

"Come share the joy with me" 

Stark Beauty
high above the picket
I peer out across our nations past
it's journey tender to the touch
no longer can we take her for granted
our children's eyes
deserve it's beauty
from this vista
ever more


  1. I don't think we will make it out this year, but for sure the next! I love all the perspectives and poetry! Thank you.

  2. Very enjoyable John, thank you for sharing, we live in Washington State now so it may be a long time before we see this wonderful piece of History.
    Marci Anne

  3. Wonderful pictures and wonderful words. Love "uncluttered existence". I have been mentally collecting phrases like those recently, those that strike a chord. Another I heard recently was "soothing loneliness". Thank you for sharing.

  4. Very nice! I have been so close to the museum in the past and didn't have time to stop. Like your words, I've heard such great things about it. -- thanks -- barbara