Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Great Outdoors (again!)

So long to the days of blogging exclusively about our garden. So long to the monotony of hearing about garden destruction. So long to the days of Greg sometimes writing posts:P

We have entered the time of outdoor blog posts!

Last Friday we finally got down to the river and did some canoeing! I was super excited to get back on the river. I hadn't had a Ledyard Canoe Club membership for the last summer or maybe two, so it is good to have my canoe-renting-powers returned to me. Hopefully before the summer is up there will be an opportunity for camping on the island to make this membership really worth it.

We took out the lovely "O Be Joyful" since my favorite canoe was nowhere to be seen. It was a good choice.

I liked matching the canoe, both in color, and state of joyfulness.

I made Greg do the steering.

I figured it would be a great opportunity to give him some practice, plus I was feeling lazy. First he chased down these ducks for us:

Then he paddled us right near a place where a Great Blue Heron was hiding out. It started squacking and flew out and away from us. I don't think I've ever been so close to one of those guys before. Here was his new hiding spot:

Then I took some pictures of these lily pads. I promise I was helping to canoe at some points during this trip.

Fun times in the canoe!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ascutney photos!

And the photos!

This is me at the first lookout point. I guess there used to be a quarry on Ascutney? There were remnants of huge cables and chunks of cut rock near the trail at this point.

This is Greg at the summit. Or at least near the summit. This lookout was actually on a little trail off the summit. This is also where we ate our lunch. And I saw a contra person.

The view from our lunching point.

This was taken at the top of the fire tower. Watch out for the straw hat, it'll get you every time.

At the bottom of the Windsor Trail.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mount Ascutney

Hi Everyone!

Last Saturday Greg and I had a chance to go hiking, which we hadn't done in a long while. The weather was perfect for a hike, so we headed to Mount Ascutney for the afternoon.

We followed the trails recommended by the DOC.

All in all it was a great hike with multiple scenic views! Pictures to come soon!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

More Garden Destruction

It happened again. The garden is hopefully growing stronger with all of the difficulties it is encountering.

The peas are getting their tops eaten off.

And other plants are getting uprooted and bearing the scratch marks of some crazy animal.

But luckily,

The tomatoes still exist!!!