Perfect Snow Day

December 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

I woke up this morning to a beautiful snow. Big, fat flakes falling slowly. It snowed steadily all morning, leaving about an inch and a half covering everything. But now it’s already melting, so no hassles with shoveling or plowing. I took a walk down to one of our neighbors’ docks as the snow came down.

Crow Island in the snow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvest Moon

September 12, 2011 § 1 Comment

Harvest Moon over Crow Island

We had the good fortune to watch the Harvest Moon rise from the porch of one of our neighbors this evening. Her house is hard by the Sheepscot River with a beautiful view of Crow Island and the osprey’s nest atop a pole at the foot of the Crow Island dock. Our neighbors–Carol, Rich, and Kristen–joined us to celebrate this once-a-year event. While we waited for the moon to rise, the parent osprey brought a fish to the nest and then decided to carry it to a nearby tree to enjoy for itself.

For those not in the know, the Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox. Because this full moon rises so close to sunset, farmers could extend their workday during the all-important harvest period, thus the name. A beautiful sight to behold. I’m sure my photography does not do it justice, but I tried.

Looking up the Sheepscot at sunset

 

 

 

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