On Saturday morning, I hopped on the the ferry to head towards Springfield, Ma. to photograph my first Whispering Giant for the Team Strange Grand Tour.
My plan was to take a quick zip up the slab to Springfield, 85 miles and then to saunter home.
The giant that I visited is named Omiskanoagwiak, the wolf people – medicine man.
When you get up close to him, the amount of expression that conveyed through the carved wood is amazing.
All afternoon I was surprised to find that there were still large piles of standing snow and frozen lakes in the Berkshires. As bad as our winter must have been on Long Island, the folks in the mountains must have had it really rough. I’m thankful that spring is finally starting to settle in.
I came home feeling excited about going to visit other giants. I wonder who I’ll get to visit next?
Last fall I put out the request to get postcards from readers. You know, when you’re traveling, just to say hi! from your hometown, when you stumble across a cool one that you just want to buy and send to somebody. Since then, I have been surprised by the wonderful things that pop up in my PO box.
This week I received a postcard from Bancha over at Bento Box. He’s a motorcyclist and cyclist that I talk to all the time on Twitter.
Kathy from ToadMama sent me a wonderful heartfelt card that really personified my feelings all winter.
Ry from TwoWheelstoThere.com sent some sunshine my way from his travels.
Hammy from Hammy’s Experimental Rallies sent me some stickers for participating in his Space Explorer rally. Yay!
And then there was as super-deluxe package that came from Oregon courtesy of Trobairitz and Troubador. Inside it was a wonderful card, badge buttons and the coolest robot zipper case for inside my tankbag. Holy moly, I may have squealed when I saw all this loot. But, just a tiny bit!
My daughter loves Gemma Correll so this button really hit the mark and went right on my jacket
I won’t lie. I got choked up with I opened my mailbox this week. The idea that people are moving about their lives and you -a stranger- cross their mind enough for them to drop something in the mail? Well, it’s pretty awesome. This motorcycle blogger thing is a-okay.
Thank you. Thank you all. You really brightened my week <3