Sunday, September 16, 2012

“keep squam and carry on,”
is what they say in holderness, nh

A big thank you to Squam Art Workshops for hosting yet another inspiring, exhilarating art fair. I will carry a bit of squam with me until next time. Can’t wait.

On this visit, I learned a fascinating fact about Rockywold-Deephaven Camps:
“Every winter, long after the last guests have departed, a ritual takes place at RDC – the harvesting of lake ice. When the ice off the Deephaven shore becomes eleven or twelve inches thick (usually in late January or February) the work begins. In one week, 200 tons of ice are taken from the lake by a crew that includes many who have done the job for decades and a few who follow in their father's and grandfather's footsteps. The ice will fill the cottage ice boxes in the summer, keeping alive a connection between the camps and the natural environment that surrounds them.” from the RDC website

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