The Canadian Family

Wednesday May 25th 2016

Today started out foggy. It cleared out quickly and warmed out to the upper 80s. Summer temperatures have arrived.

My commute from here to the house in New Hampshire is shorter than it was from Middlebrough, but it is more of an “Over the River and Through the Woods” type of route. The trip from Middleborough and the Cape Cod Canal was more of a straight Highway travel route. I made it to New Hampshire by 9:30 but stopped to pickup some things at Walmart so didn’t get to the house until after 10.

I took advantage of the good weather and worked outside today. The lawn needed mowing so I dragged the lawn mower out of the basement and got started on the cut. It sure was easier getting the lawn mower into the basement last fall than getting it up the stairs. I ran out of time to finish the job, so that’s on tomorrows agenda.

One surprise at my house is my neglected white azalea bush. The last couple of years it has not bloomed in any significant way. It might have had a blossom or two but nothing full. The heavy snow and cold weather of the winters probably caused the lack of blossoms. The relatively mild winter seems to have allowed it to blossom significantly. It still isn’t perfect, but for the level of care I’ve given it the outcome is pretty good.

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Neglected overgrown Azalea bush in bloom

I took a different route back to the RV this afternoon. It was slightly longer miles wise but about the same duration. This route took advantage of more highway travel. As I got closer to the RV the sky darkened and it began to rain lightly. The center of the storm was probably further north. The sun was out back at the RV and it didn’t look like it had rained at all.

I have a very interesting family as one of my neighbors. It is a family of Canadian Geese. The two adult geese are shepherding a group of 5 goslings up and down the stream. They rest on the rock bar in the stream below my RV periodically. The little ones, which are already football size, get tired quickly in the swift current of the stream.   Mom and Dad are ever alert for trouble.

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My neighbors the Canadian Geese family resting after a hard swim.

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Closeup of Mom and her kids.

As I’m writing this blog entry, I’m listening to the sounds of summer. The chirping and other night sounds blend with the rushing water to provide nature’s serenade. It’s nice to be able to have the windows open to hear the sounds.

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