Beautiful day for a walk . So I went along Flanders Road and bore right along the main road through town . The town is Woodbury , Connecticut , about 3000 miles , I guess , from my home in Arcadia . I brought along , I admit totally by accident, the warm weather from California . They have had a bitter winter here , I hear , up until I arrived . But , since I’ve been in Woodbury , the weather has been warm , hot in the middle of the day . We’ve been working , painting and dry walling , cleaning out the garage , and running around the countryside shopping for an upcoming wedding .
New England . Clues all over the place blowing its cover , from the bright yellow blooms of forsythia to the old colonial houses , to the birch , elm , and whatever-other-trees forests everywhere surrounding , to the stone walls ,to the town hollow . There was an Earth Day celebration at the hollow yesterday .
I also , speaking of hollows , passed near Sleepy Hollow in New York yesterday on the way to a Yankee game . Didn’t detour over there , though . The Van Tassels have probably moved out by now , anyhow . I wouldn’t mind having a little talk with Icabod Crane , teacher to teacher , maybe counsel him a little . But , of course , he’s long gone . I imagine there might be a Sleepy Hollow Motel there and , maybe , a Headless Horseman Restaurant , and maybe even a Katrina Van Tassel hair and nail salon . Maybe . But I don’t know ’cause I didn’t go there .
The town of Woodbury is , conveniently , stretched out along the main drag . It’s not spread out , here and over there , but is all clustered together , the center that is , along a few -mile strip . Most of it is sidewalked with an asphalt walkway . It’s picturesque . Many of the old residences have become antiques shops or lawyers’ offices . Lots of vehicle traffic through town . No doubt lots of tourists in the summer wander through here hunting antiques and photos of traditional New England . In Woodbury , fortunately , there aren’t any kitchy tourist traps named , for example , such things as ” Ye Olde Card Shoppe ” or ” The Witches’ Brew Coffee Shoppe ” .
Tomorrow will be a liqour run for the upcoming wedding . We’re driving up to Massachusetts to buy it because the prices are significantly lower up there , I’m told . Or down there . Or over there .