Massachusetts and Connecticut
There is something magical about waking up in a warm bed to discover a breathtaking view of autumn colours.
It’s nearly 23 degrees Celsius in the shade in Western Massachusetts, in what’s known as Pioneer Valley. Robert is running and enjoying the warm weather, while I am trying to upload videos to share. In a couple of hours, we will drive to Shelburne Falls to give a house concert. [Concert will be dedicated to a fallen soldier buried in Maastricht.]
All along the drive from Massachusetts to Connecticut and back, we took in the different shades of yellow, orange, red, and green. This autumn in New England is completely different from the autumns in the Netherlands. It’s dry, crisp, warm, colourful, and three-dimensional.
In the rental car, we listened to new CDs given by the musicians who helped to realise our USA concert tour. The solo guitar music of composer, guitarist, festival-extraordinaire Frank Wallace is mesmerizing.
Later between Hampton and Dayville in Connecticut, we listened to the guitar duo of Mark and Beverly Davis. Beautiful! Simply beautiful music! On the way to Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, we listened to the CD “Ayres and Dances” again until I just had to play track 8 on the piano when we arrived.