salt pond loop – maple buds

Salt Pond Loop, a familiar route
this time no snow and Sam
for some variety

beautiful cool April sunny Sunday
a few people out
trees starting to bud out

maple buds are red, ornate
we examined them for pollen

3.4 miles

blueberry fields and bog

short walk with Deb, 40 minutes into the blueberry field and back

not done yet, I took a longer walk into Schoodic Bog, 2 miles there
and back

wonderful weather, the purest air blowing over the water and sounding
against the mountain as it flowed

pussy willow – mourning cloak butterflies, two Canadian geese nesting

beaver lodges looking taller than ever

footing uneasy with unexpected deep mud, snow ice layer untrustworthy

flowing stream with cunning little bridge, and a fancy nest ornamented with flowing moss

total 6.5 miles
two and a half hours

planted peas

Exuberance over a warm day in Hancock, Maine (Zone 5b).

Feeling safe from a hard frost, I planted peas along the wall of the chicken coop. They can climb the fence there.

woods between Georges and Abrams

walking in the woods with Deb
leaving from her house near Georges Pond
down the road to Macomber Mill
side road left off Macomber
our steps awkward due to rotten snow and ice
soil crumbling with our weight
mud slick as butter or mushy as cheesecake
eventually on a broad road
built for development but there
was no development
found a house off grid and
checked it out – no one was home
went back the way we came

4.8 miles
1:51 hours

maine short film festival

Curiously, a mix of art films and documentaries.
Even more curiously, two of the most experimental were titled with single word adverbs.

Maine Short Film Festival

Guided by Bridget Besaw

Outrunning Parkinsons by Peter Logue

Long Haul by Chloe White

Bird Carver by Madeleine Cohen

Bringing Boats to Life by Steve Stone

Trans Circus by Meghan Vigeant

Occasionally by Dawn Nye and Katrazyna Randall

Silence by Corey Norman

To The Salton Sea by Art Bell

This Time it’s Shopping by Jim Picariello

The First Kiss by Daniel Kayamba

Oak Street Mural by Alexis Iammarino and Scott Sell

Mud and Run by Daniel Quintanilla

Curiously by Walter Ungerer

For more information on each of the winning films, go to:

camp road, early spring

3.6 miles
leisurely walk on the camp road
visiting Sandra
checking the camps
something has been shredding a pillow
moved some fallen sticks and branches

earliest spring
no bugs
open water far down the lake