Cornell, two

The Willard Straight Rock Garden was built in 1933 and slides water down moss rocks and slick. The Willard Straight Hall with its lights brown stones and the tower of Barnes Hall. Everything else is silent. There is no movement. I try to nap.

At 10:10, the bells start. I hear The Ode to Joy, a version much happier than my piano version. The bells, on top of McGraw tower, are announcing the start of the next mass I guess, and I go to look. Brightly colored people enter the Sage Chapel with its big, beautiful windows. I do not see any sage though.

Here are the bells to make you feel good: Cornell Bells.

More magnolias. A friend helps me with the kind … Saucer Magnolia (magnolia x soulangeana). Small low-branched tree with large, saucer-shaped flowers. Early-spring blossoms are pinkish-purple outside, white inside. At Hoy Field, Cornell and Princeton had a doubleheader, and I missed seeing a piece of it.


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Dad, hiker, writer.
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