Archive for March 20th, 2006

Crooked House

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Arlene noticed this house, on North Raymond Road, several trips ago. We can’t figure it out, really. There’s a much bigger house across the road from it. This looks more like a playhouse, but it’s pretty big for that, or a guest house. At first sight it looks as though it’s falling down, but the [...]

Cultural Literacy lesson

Monday, March 20th, 2006

At lunch one of our co-workers, a Chinese woman whose upbringing didn’t include shamrocks and leprechauns, was asking about St. Patrick’s Day. After we got the shamrocks and leprechauns straight, Colin recited the following rhyme:
Saint Patrick was a gentleman
who by quickness and by stealth
drove all the snakes from Ireland.
Here’s a bumper to his health.
But not [...]

Bird Feeder Pix

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Matt said, “I can understand why the goshawk perched there. It’s a comfortable horizontal branch with a great view of the hors d’oeuvre tray.” He was talking, of course, about all the little birds that visit the feeders, which the goshawk is thinking about for lunch.
We’ve only seen a pileated woodpecker once in Casco, but [...]