Garden visitor

It’s been a good year for amphibians at Claire de Luna. We’ve seen several toads in and around our garden areas. This frog was in the raised bed that we built last year, behind the radishes and grass that’s sprouting up:


On Tuesday May 26 we stopped for lunch at the Lost Gull on the way from the New Balance shoe store in Oxford to the Shaker village at Sabbathday Lake. There was a very cooperative tiger swallowtail on the lilac bush right next to our picnic table.


Saturday morning May 23 was the parade and meeting of the Smith College Alumnae Association. We were hanging out with my mom and her classmates, the class of ’39, and with the oldest returning alums, the class of ’34. There were 3 ’34s at the meeting and one who showed up later in the day. …