Monday, September 4, 2017

Monday Pics - Penny Lake

On Sundays I usually go walking with my son. Last weekend we went to Penny Lake Preserve in Boothbay. We parked across the street being unsure of its exact location but quickly found it behind the Carousel Music Theatre.

and so entered the preserve...

Nicely groomed path as you can see.

And then there was a field, which was probably much more colorful a few weeks ago

It was here on this little bridge crossing a marsh that my son's girlfriend and I waited for him to catch up. He was looking for birds. When  he did arrive at the bridge he startled a bird that couldn't have been more than a few feet from us.
courtesy of http://www.animalspot.net/american-bittern.html
Yeah, I didn't get that picture but that's who flew up and away before any of could snap a pic. We walked on through some of this
before coming to this mowed path
which led to my spotting the purple tree in the distance
and discovering the end of a development (disappointing, I was hoping for something more interesting). On the way back I found these

Most weren't ripe but I did find a few to eat as did my dog, Jonah. He loves blackberries. Also saw these pretty little pink flowers. No idea what they are...

and this stunner, also no clue

 We walked back via a different path and I saw this Mountain Ash, which some 5th graders planted.


Love the bright red.

In other news I'm working on something new which I hope will turn into a real WIP. I'm about 75% sure it will. Also read another book that I loved called The First Fifteen Lives of Henry August which I will talk about at the end of the month for the Cephalopod Coffeehouse.

Now. What have you been doing?

14 comments:

  1. A great walk. Thanks for taking us along.

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  2. Love that Rachel Carson quote, and walking with you.

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  3. Great photos. I saw a bittern once - magnificent bird.

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    1. They are, and very reclusive. I've only seen one a few times even tho they do live here.

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  4. I love a walk in the wilderness. Sounds like you had a great time.

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    1. It was a nice walk. I want to go back when all those blackberries ripen :)

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  5. Such lovely forest paths! We do love forest blackberries! Too bad I don't have a forest any-freaking-near.

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    1. I think blackberries are my favorite berry.

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  6. It's a great place to see and visit and being surrounded by nature must feel incredible. Greetings.

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    1. I am fortunate that there are a lot of places like this to walk within driving distance.

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  7. Boothbay is on my bucket list. Lovely walk.

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    1. Let me know when you're coming, I'd love to meet up!

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