community garden

work day at the community garden
lots of aimless walking
observing other people’s plots
moving plants from one plot to another
clearing a path then
covering it with chips
Akemi’s wheelbarrow
finally a walk home
through the woods

2.7 miles all told

bird watching walk

walking with a group
on Old Pond Trail
Saturday morning
listening to bird calls
trying to spot the bird
the leader attempted to
call out
with recorded bird calls from his phone
hard to see, a workout for the neck
windy over the railroad bridge
learned:
white-throated sparrow
“O Sam Peabody Peabody Peabody” or
“Dear Sweet Canada Canada Canada”
and winter wren
(bubbly)
have forgotten most of the rest
warblers, parula, thrushes

3.2 miles

thursday lunch walk

I walked to Hannaford’s
from my office on Water Street
really needed a break
it took me awhile
left at 1pm, back at 1:45
and that included shopping
not the best lunch
but it was refreshing

2.1 miles

quick mile

down the driveway
to the corner
down Eastside Road
as far as the garden
through the garden
up the hill
walking in the meadow
entering the woods
through the woods
cut through to the yard
back to the house

about a mile

Lake Awosting

May Day celebration
a spring pilgrimage to
Lake Awosting with
Suzanne

mist and
salamanders

chill winds but
also warm from moving

9 miles
more or less

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