Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wissahickon Style XIII: What the Wissahickon Needs Now

Post 63

I found a bit of heaven in Massachusets last weekend. And can't help thinking how wonderful it would be to have something like it on the Wissahickon.

It is an old mill/factory set on rapids that has been remade as a restaurant/first rate used-bookstore/artists collective.

Somehow winter seems more tolerable when looking out at such views.

It is The BookMill, located in the five-college area of Mass.

And while people in Mass. may wish they had something like The Valley Green Inn
I want something with its windows right over the water, great books, great food and a place to read like this

And this


Lastly, does anyone know what tree the pic below is of? That has these red pods in the middle of winter?

Talk about winter interest. It was beautiful against the snow and evergreens.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe the tree is a sumac, probably a staghorn sumac, rhus typhina. These are native to Pennsylvania, though not often seen. The fruit is an important source of food for bluebirds.