Archive for October, 2007

Dimitri as director

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Last night Barry called in sick to klez (his back is bothering him — he can’t stand and hold an accordion) and Dimitri took over as director. I’ve felt for a long time that Dimitri is a better musician than any of the rest of us. He told us last night about some of his […]

Fern walk

Friday, October 5th, 2007

On Sunday (must have been Sept. 23) we went for a walk sponsored by the Newton Conservators near the Charles with an expert on ferns. He showed us, and explained how to identify, twelve species of ferns which are reasonably common in the area. There are almost another dozen species found in Newton, but this […]

Lots of Apples

Friday, October 5th, 2007

We spent a quiet day at home Sunday finishing the jigsaw puzzle we had started the evening before — — it’s one of those old Springbok puzzles with pieces so thick and precisely cut that you can pick the whole thing up when it’s finished — — picking apples, because the ones that are ripe […]

Cutler Pond recap

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Arlene was over to walk around Cutler Pond one day last week, I think Wednesday. We saw two ospreys soaring over the pond. The next day when I walked I saw one osprey in a dead tree near the far end of the pond. I was looking for a kingfisher that I had heard in […]

Hike up Pleasant Mountain

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

On Saturday we went for a hike on the other side of Bridgton. There’s a lot of construction going on in Bridgton this year. Everyone we spoke with was excited about the new Hannaford’s supermarket that opened a year and a half ago, and the big Hancock Lumber yard that opened was welcome, but both […]

Cumberland Fair Truck Exhibit

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Here are some trucks that were on display at the fair. First, this lumber delivery truck from Chebeague Island. Chebeague Island is in Casco Bay (no relative of the town of Casco) off Portland. It was in the news a few years ago because its residents convinced Nabisco to continue making Pilot Crackers, something like […]

Cumberland County Fair

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

I took a vacation day Friday and we spent a three day weekend in Maine. There was a little unfinished business with the roof, or at least with the skylights; the finish carpentry, the trim around the bottom of the skylights, wasn’t done. Porky was going to come in the morning to do that, and […]