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Congratulations Lisika!!!

Big applause to Lisa – the Writers’ Institute 2012 Fiction Fellow!!!
Hope you enjoy seeing some of these moments from almost a year ago. I thought it would be fitting as a celebration of a kick-ass year! You did a fabulous job and I am very happy for you my Turkish Delight!

Love you guys.

Mepal Manor

All images © Monika Sosnowski, 2012


A weekend getaway at Mepal Manor and Spa  back in April was like a dream.
Intimately nestled among Berkshires’ trees and greenery the manor sits atop a gentle hill in the quite town of New Marlborough, Massachusetts. Just a short drive from Great Barrington. Offering tranquility and wonder. Splendid country living. Inn-keeper Elizabeth is a gem – warmest thanks!!!
We had a beautiful time.

Thank you Love!

PS: Of course, I sneaked in a little time to do the mini photo project above. Gives me new ideas. Hope the images capture some of the beauty and magic of the place and the weekend.

Lisa - Monika, you make even the strands of grass look tall and proud, as if they too share all our joys and agonies… There’s a certain mystique and even loneliness you captured in the manor, which is touching. Any chance some of these photos can be used in the manor’s website or brochure, both to capture the place for those who haven’t seen it, and to allow for more people to see these beautiful pictures? Good job Monishka, great colors too!


Breeze © Monika Sosnowski, 2012

About to post a little story in a few pictures when the above appears to me. It’s an image I took and it will figure again soon, but I could not resist putting it out into the world first.