Watermelon Wednesdays

About fifteen minutes from our Northampton apartment, past fields filled with little leaguers, past a lake, and down a twisty road is the Whately Chapel, facing a garden and a field of horses and cows.

During the summer, Wednesdays at the chapel are Watermelon Wednesdays. There’s music, bats, a dog, and, of course, watermelon.

Last night was Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, traditional, bluegrassy folks with fiddles, mandolins, and a guitar.

It was a gorgeous evening, so everyone mingled outside the chapel until showtime.

Whately Chapel

Whately Chapel

The view from inside:

concert view

concert view

After the first set, there was just enough light left to go outside, eat the watermelon, and watch bats flying out of the belfry to snack on mosquitos.

watermelon intermission

watermelon intermission

I’m not a watermelon fan, so Type E ate my share and took me to Herrells after the show.

One response to “Watermelon Wednesdays”

  1. Sheila

    That’s where I work! In July anyways… I love playing at the chapel Sunday mornings, the little foot pump organ there is somewhere between 100-150 years old and still sounds amazing.

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