in a small town











shutters and scallops 

purple heart 


town diner 






EMILY: “Does anyone ever realize life while they live it…every, every minute?”

STAGE MANAGER: “No. Saints and poets maybe…they do some.”

“Good-by, Good-by, world. Good-by, Grover’s Corners… Mama and Papa. Good-by to clocks ticking… and Mama’s sunflowers. And food and coffee. And new-ironed dresses and hot baths…and sleeping and waking up. Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you.”

~ Thornton Wilder, Our Town

28 thoughts on “in a small town

  1. susan i just love your blog so much. your photos tell such interesting stories. and what i also love is that each blog post is something a little different. i feel like i just take the same lame photos over and over. hardly venture out of my house and yard. but you have totally inspired me to get out of my comfort zone (literally and figuratively) so today when i run my errands i am going to take my camera. thank you for sharing your world! xoxoxo kelly

    1. Oh Kelly, thanks so much, you certainly brightened my day! I’m afraid that I’m a bit schizo when it comes to photography, I do like to try shots of many different subjects. Just part of my daily practice. I don’t know what you’re talking about – you have a wide variety of photo subjects! I’m so inspired by your images! Happy long weekend to you!

  2. Your town is really beautiful. I love the old buildings and some of the processing you did is pretty good, a processing I can’t figure out over here on my own but admire greatly, like the processing on the brick building address 244, how do you make it look like that, I love the look, it gives it such a vintage feel. So good. Just love your work.

    1. Thank you! Just a touch of editing. Actually these shots were taken in several neighboring towns plus my hometown. I’m so glad that you think they look vintage-y as that is just what I was going for!

    1. Thanks Marcie! It’s just a collection of some shots here in Central MA. Tried to capture some of the local “landmarks” that have been around for years. Actually, 2 of the shots were taken outside this area, the first one was in Concord and the one of the people on the porch was taken in Stockbridge.

  3. If this is where you live, lucky you. I can’t pick a favourite of these images because I love every one.

    1. Thanks Diane. I had just seen a production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” and was inspired. This is a collection of shots of many different towns in MA.

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