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Saturday, April 21, 2007

No Knitting, Just Nature

Today was a perfect day! It was about 72 degrees, and was a Saturday, so you know what that means, right?

Nature Walk!!!!

We went to Stony Brook State Reservation, especially to see if Turtle Pond lived up to its name. It didn't, at least not today. Perhaps it will at some point, although turtles are usually one of the first herps out.

This is what we did see though:

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Yup -- salamanders!! Lots of them!!!

We also saw a few red-tailed hawks but not pictures of them, and lots of cool fungus:

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And also, this strange creature:

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Hee hee. . .this guy was walking his dog named Remy. Remy obviously has no problems getting wet. He also is not at all shy around people:

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He almost jumped on me, twice, but luckily obeyed his commands well. He was all around a good dog.

Kitties were in a real love-giving mood:

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We kept the living room windows open for most of the day. I had nearly every window in the house open this a.m. Somebody was real happy with that:

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OH!!! I almost forgot!!! We went to a nearby yarn store called Newbury Yarns. The owner recently opened a 2nd store on High Street in Dedham. It's a really nice, bright, beautiful store!! If you are curious, email me (zelia _and_ george at yahoo dot com -- just leave out the spaces and you know the rest!) and I'll give you the address, as I'm not sure if it is on that web page.

And to sweeten the pot of fondling yarn, a few doors down is this. Well, the Dedham one, not the Hyde Park one with the bowling alley attached to it. Maybe we'll hit that one tomorrow when we go to the zoo.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Bezzie said...

Freaking cool salamanders!!!!
Do you think the cats smelled the friendly dog and felt they needed to compensate by being extra lovey dovey? ;-)

6:58 PM  
Anonymous cathy said...

Salamanders are cool. That fungus is so neat.
I like Newbury Yarns. Good to hear they're expanding.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Poops said...

Do you suppose the actual arrival of Spring to New England means that maybe, just maybe, I won't have to wear waders to NH S&W this year?

You should hear the peepers behind my house...deafening!

Hooray for the sun!

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

I love those salamanders! They are SO cool!
Once i had a cat named Clarence and he looked just like your kitty.
But salamanders! I'm enthralled!

1:40 PM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Sweet kitties. Sally does that - settles her quite substantial self on my legs and prohibits me from going anywhere until she's had a good long nap. LOL.

2:30 PM  

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