Up in the woods of New Hampshire’s town of Chesterfield, there is a staircase in the middle of the woods that looks like it could have come out of a fairy tale. This staircase is located in what is known as Madame Sherri’s Forest. The forest abuts the Wantastiquet Mountain Natural Area, and is about a 5-10 minute drive from Brattleboro, Vermont. So why is this staircase ruin in the middle of the woods?
Madame Antoinette Sherri was a Paris-born theatrical costume designer who worked in New York City in the early 1900s. Her husband and her found the charming town of Chesterfield, New Hampshire and decided to build a French-inspired chateau summer house that included extensive stonework including a roman arch stairway, ornate interior, and designed landscape gardens. They entertained many of their friends in this summer home during the roaring 20’s. However, over time her fortune started to…
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The Canada Geese have been migrating in large flocks overhead from to the south this the last few weeks. Though I know they fly in daylight, in our years in southern New Hampshire we rarely see the migration occuring except when they stop to congregate on the Swasey River banks for a few hours rest before continuing on their journey. Because the river is close to adjoining properties inhabited by homes many people will feed the birds though it is discouraged. Some of these birds will make no bones walking right up to photographers they attract demanding a bite to eat. We often hear the calls of the flocks overhead flying well after midnight into the early dawn hours under cover of darkness, especially on bright moonlit evenings.
I don’t have many bad days, maybe I’ve mellowed with age. Today a friend sent me this adorable photo of this little Hedgehog just enjoying “being in the moment.” I think it’s a great idea and I hope this little guy gives you a grin too!