Beacon, blazing

The desire to do something different with some recent visitors from England prompted us to take a trip up the Hudson valley. It’s a beautiful way to spend a day out of the city, and an easy train ride from Grand Central station. Initially we thought we might go hiking, but when the weather forecast started predicting frigid temperatures we decided that an indoor activity would probably be more comfortable, so a museum visit was planned instead.

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Blazing pumpkins

A week ago last Friday, we headed out of town with some friends to see The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. Set in the grounds of a historic property up the Hudson valley, this annual spectacular involves literally thousands of pumpkins which have been carved and assembled into all kinds of fantastic shapes and structures. As you can imagine, I loved every moment, and what follows is just a tiny selection of the pictures I took on the night.
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