Mutton + Mead in Montague

Susan/ April 6, 2017

Every summer, late in June, there is a one-weekend Mutton + Mead Festival in the town of Montague, MA. Don and I have gone every year since 2012 — well, we missed 2013 when I booked shows with a friend at Jacob’s Pillow for that entire weekend. I always take most of my photos during the Joust performance. The Joust

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Magic Wings

Susan/ February 6, 2017

I try to make an annual pilgrimage to Magic Wings in South Deerfield. Because it’s not just butterflies. There are reptiles! There are gigantic roaches! There are crazy toxic colored frogs! And, there is PORKCHOP! Oh Porkchop… I asked a year or so ago if I could buy him or take him home. “Oh, well, he’s getting old and mean,”

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Photos from the Way Back Machine

Susan/ January 5, 2016

My geographic region is filled with non-profit organizations. In fact, Berkshire County has the largest concentration of non-profit organizations in the country, if not the world. I spent 10 years in this sector, mostly doing marketing work for three different non-profits over that period. I have lots of photos from those 10 years, because as the marketing person, I wanted

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James Kupernik + Christine Lyon

Susan/ October 4, 2015

We went to Lake Placid for Jamie and Christine’s amazing wedding weekend in late September. They were married at White Face Lodge and most of the wedding guests booked rooms at the Lodge. We, however, did not, because of course, we never go anywhere without our beloved little pugs.  We stayed instead at this great place called the Go Cottage. It was

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My Familiar

Susan/ September 27, 2015

When I worked at Habitat every year or so we’d have occasion to go to Atlanta. That’s where Habitat is headquartered. Every time I went to Atlanta I would visit the Atlanta Aquarium. It’s definitely a family kind of outing, but I most often went by myself and just lost myself in the crowds. I got my favorite shot from

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Fourth of July

Susan/ July 17, 2011

A backyard deck he built leads to a pool he installed behind my grandparent’s home which is now home to my brother and his wife and two little girls. A trampoline and some lawn games and well placed shade trees make their home perfect for a Fourth of July event, and their large circle of friends make for a great

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