archive: february 90; woodstock, connecticut: red cardinal
went to woodstock, connecticut on a work trainig trip. I worked for crabtree & eveyln at the time. when we arrived in boston we had to stay overnight there as weather so bad. I was so pleased to have crossed the atlantic for the first time (and escaped from plane in days of smoking) that I scampered out side grinning...I rushed back in holding my mouth: it was SO cold that my teeth were agony. The snow dried up, it stayed cold. I was the only one with sensible clothing and I would take walks every morning early - we were in the countyside. It was so beautiful. The air conditioning in the guest house was ridiculaous so were the fresh towels EVERY day. I also encounterd my first US style refrigerator.
So here is the red cardinal I saw most mornings, vivid in the paleness. On the last morning I was taken over to a lake that was filled with geese, it had been noted by some that I enjoyed the wild life and I had asked about the sound I could here. Two of us wanted to go to a supermarket, the other managers muttered about keeping up appearances...don't be daft... but the company's 3rd in command (she who took me to lake) overheard and said of course...she thought it was fun too, watching us investigate the weird and wonderful food available!!