Again this year I have calendars for sale. $20, plus $10 shipping. Let me know if you want one.
We’ve been out several time a week this fall, mostly on the Connecticut and the Pompy (we miss North Hartland Lake which is closed to repair the culvert under the parking lot), but we also have been to Lake Armington, Upper Baker Pond, Grafton Pond, Long Pond and Indian Pond.
We have seen our usual ducks and have enjoyed seeing them changing into breeding colors.
We have also seen a number of other birds.
As well as a variety of turtles.
I just came back from a wonderful few days at Anne Cook’s house on Squam Lake with some Baha’i friends. Most of us were young mothers when we met about 40 years ago. We have gone in different directions, Dawn lives in Ireland; Margaret (and Tom) in Atlanta; Suellen in Burlington; Pat, Anne, Diane and I are still in the Upper Valley.
Anne’s house has an incredible view which changes constantly.
I got out on the water a couple of times, and saw some animals.
Mostly we sat around and talked, (and ate).
A highlight of the weekend for me was a rainbow at dawn, a full arc.
Jane and I have been out in our kayaks a 3-4 times a week all summer, mostly on the Connecticut River out of Wilder, VT; the Ompompanoosuc River in Norwich, VT; or North Hartland Lake in Hartland, VT. We also made trips to Goose Pond, Grafton Pond, Squam Lake, and Lake Tarleton.
We’ve seen the usual wildlife.
Some loons and cormorants.
Some shore birds
We also saw some insects.
We have paddled at least a couple of times a week this month and have seen many of the usual suspects.
We saw loons on many of the lakes and rivers we were on.
Cormorants and great blue herons were also around as well as some song birds.
We have also seen many flowers.
I went to Maine for my 50th college reunion and went to the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area. This area has several ecosystems: spruce forest, salt marsh and beach, among others.