I really grasped the term snow showers yesterday afternoon when we had a flurry with the softest, biggest, snowflakes that I have ever seen. It seemed too warm for snow, but snow it did, for several hours in the early afternoon. Huge snowflakes fell, melting almost as soon as they hit the ground, yet we still managed some accumulation of the white stuff and this morning it is snowing again. All is calm, and white.
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- Two big breakthroughs: I have never associated #salemma with folk art, which was silly of me, and I have finally distinguished between two Salem men named Charles Osgood. There's the artist who produced the famous portrait of the dashing young Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the ship captain Charles C. Osgood (1820-1886) who also carved very sought-after decoys and hung out at a hunting lodge in #rowleyma called the Ives Camp with other sportsmen and carvers. I remember seeing these decoys at the @shelburnemuseum a few years ago and thinking they were produced by the other Charles Osgood, but no. A Charles C. Osgood decoy sold for $40,000 a few years ago and now one which might have been produced by him---proclaimed a "Massachusetts masterpiece" by @copleyfineartauctions has a starting bid of $60,000. #salemartists #salemhistory
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