on the bosoms of hills, it seems as if one might climb into the heavenly region, earth being so intermixed with sky, and gradually transformed into it.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne
It was very dark; but in the murky sky there were masses of cloud which shone with a lurid light, like monstrous heaps of copper that had been heated in a furnace, and were growing cold. — Charles Dickens
Best Wishes to All for a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year!
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Photos by Mary O’Connor © 2014