Simple Pleasures

Covered Bridge, West Cornwall, CT

Covered Bridge, West Cornwall, CT

See you in September, if not before.

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For Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony on Spotify, click here.

For Britten’s Simple Symphony (I. Boisterous Bourée) on YouTube:

For the remaining movements, II. Playful Pizzicato, III. Sentimental Saraband, and IV. Frolicsome Finale on YouTube, click on the links provided.

13 thoughts on “Simple Pleasures

  1. shoreacres

    What a feast for the eyes! New England is such a blank to me – and clearly, it’s a place I would enjoy. The birdhouse made me laugh, and look at the wonderful windows on those buildings! I see what I think are black-eyed Susans, too – very appropriate.

    I like the water pictures best of all. Live water is such a gift. Our water here tends toward the sluggish and slow. It goes places, but not so’d you notice. Your photos reminded me of an old, old Holly Near song – so old it may have been on her first album. It’s not on youtube, but I have a link for you to “Water Come Down” . I think you’ll like it.

    See you when you get back!

    1. Susan Scheid Post author

      shoreacres: Glad to give you a virtual tour, and perhaps one day you’ll get this way for an actual tour! One of the nice things about having lots of visitors is that you get out and explore the local sites more than otherwise. This is a particularly lovely route, and so nearby there’s really no excuse for us not to explore it more often. (Thanks for the link, too!)

  2. angela

    beautiful! Shall miss my music edu…~

    (psst, NYC may be on again, but I was tossing around the idea of trying to visit KWH -taking train there first, stay over and then onward… any advice since I know you attended…)

    1. angela

      looking at your pictures, I do believe that perhaps it should be New England in the fall… it makes me recall New Hart and Baby Boom.. ~ a

      1. Susan Scheid Post author

        angela: New England in the fall is splendid, though at peak it can be a bit crowded with leaf-peepers, but I think that’s easily avoided. I see you are now planning early October. There will still be a lot of green, but colors starting to come. Enjoy!

  3. hilarymb

    Hi Susan .. I guess this should be my introduction to Britten – and I’ll keep the post unread so I can come back …

    New England looks so beautiful .. but your West Cornwall looks slightly different to my west Cornwall – though the flowing rivers are just lovely .. a walk in the woods, along the river side with its glades – quite wonderful to think about ..

    Enjoy your break and see you in September .. Hilary

    1. Susan Scheid Post author

      Hilary: The two West Cornwalls, while different, are among the world’s prettiest places, I should think. I look forward to a chance to get back to your Cornwall one day.

    1. Susan Scheid Post author

      Friko: Indeed, and one of the very great examples of that was the chance to spend time with you, Beloved, and Benno in your own beautiful corner of the real world. Now, when I see the photographs on your site, they are enriched by so many fond memories from that trip.

  4. newleafsite

    Susan, the Britten seems an apt musical accompaniment to the images, especially those of active water. As I write this, I realize that I’m wondering what else accompanied these scenes – what scents were in the air? I’m imagining really fresh breezes, as well as coffee and bakery around that cafe. As always, your photos are the star of this post. I’m a fan! — Elizabeth

    1. Susan Scheid Post author

      newleafsite: Fresh breezes aplenty, and the smell of coffee, too. That cafe was a fun little place, and right across the street a little walk along the river and bench where we could sit and admire the covered bridge. There were many middle-aged motorcyclists in the cafe and about (as you could see from the number of bikes parked along the street). It was amusing to see them in their gear, out taking photos of the quaint town. I’m glad you enjoyed the Britten accompaniment, too.

  5. Britta

    Dear Sue,
    I wish you a beautiful time – with pleasures, manifold, simple and luxurious. See you in Spetember, have a good time! Britta

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