Hudson River Valley: Shakespeare in Summer

Picnicing on the grounds, Hudson River Valley in view

There. It has taken an inordinate degree of focus, but I’m feeling finally settled back into my Goose Creek life. I have lists of my lists of to-dos. My house is in order from an intentional point of view, at least. Now, I have to do.

As I said yesterday, I don’t have very many pictures at all from the New England excursion–the tamer part (no shrews involved) was going my last night there to the Hudson River Shakespeare Festival at Cold Spring. I took the Nikon, but didn’t get much of a chance to use it.

Here’s a grab shot taken just as we got there and a minute before the first call to be seated–fortunately, in the shady if still sweltering part of the large tent that served to cover the main “stage”–the dirt floor of the field in which the event took place. Click for a larger view.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. I can see why the artists of the Hudson River School were inspired! Still beautiful. I liked the tent for the Shakespeare Festival – nice photo, too!