Thursday, February 14, 2019

A Week at a Magic Mansion

Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities

So if you write during your day job, and you write for a hobby, when you go on vacation you...write?

Yes. As a matter of fact I do.

I wish I could explain the hold writing has on me. Many writers say that to go without it is like telling someone to go without breathing. 

One of the most wonderful experiences I've ever had as a writer/ novelist has been my time at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Writer's bliss. My view from the writing residency.

It's a gorgeous mansion --- complete with a ghost. I'm naturally skeptical, but I've had some supernatural experiences there. (Doors slamming in parts of the house where I know no one is staying, finding personal objects arranged neatly on dresser or "hidden" in drawers.)

The last time I was there, I was fortunate enough to witness a fox hunt. And before you get started:

No, they do NOT kill the fox.

Instead, they do something called "grounding" the fox, where they chase it into a den.
Here are some pictures.

Interesting fact: The hounds all have GPS collars because they often catch the scent of a coyote (and the coyote is far to smart for the dogs). These dogs have been found as far as 10 to 15 miles away. 

I'll post some pictures when my wi-fi starts behaving. I have evidently angered the computer gods.

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