8-9-17 VERMONT: There was rain over night day before yesterday and another shower in the late afternoon today, no big accumulation, but enough to keep things green. Today was in the eighties.
Yesterday we got the canoe in the water again, just above the Ledyard Bridge in Hanover and paddled into the cove by the Montshire Museum, which was filled with mallards and then across the Connecticut to Mink Brook and upstream in the brook in very quiet water. We saw a blue heron and cormorants also. The paddle back was into a bit of wind.
Today we ran errands and picked more blueberries and tomatoes.
Yesterday we had dinner with Katy and Andy at Samurai Soul Food, and heard that their pasture has lots of monarchs—we’ll check it out.
New blooms: liatris, blue lobelia.
Ms. Mallard giving us the stare down.
Blue Heron also giving us the evil eye.
We got our ducks in a row once...
Mink Brook, Judy's paddle in the corner.