Archive for June 2nd, 2009

Butterfly

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

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.

Alumnae

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

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. […]

Western New England border

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

On the way from Northampton to Casco (Sunday May 24) we went north on I-91 to Greenfield to get on route 2. We had told Jo and Lorenzo how easy it was to be in several states in a day in the northeast. In the western US, where states are bigger, it’s unusual to be […]

Reptile report

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

On my way bicycling (for the first time in several weeks) to work yesterday, I saw a big snapping turtle in the parking lot by the canoe launch area in Nahanton Park. It wasn’t really remarkably big for a snapping turtle, maybe with a shell the size of a dinner plate, but even that’s much […]