Only five months late with May! Soon I’ll be posting pics from 2025!
Walks and Sights in New Hampshire
Exciting month. We did a 1K, our very first intentional such race, which required four .6-mile walks/hikes around the region during the month of May, but we knocked it out in one day if you can believe it. And won a great raffle prize!
In other trail walking and field trips: Clark Pond Trails, home of many pink lady’s slippers and trilliums, three times; Kezar Lake three times as well; and The Fells twice. We visited three other places once, and of course walked around town many days.
KEZAR LAKE (SUTTON)
CLARK POND TRAILS (NEW LONDON)
THE FELLS (NEWBURY)
Also at The Fells, on 23 May, we happened onto this Luna moth (Actias luna) drying its wings on a tree trunk after emerging from a cocoon! Can you spot it in the first photo? The second two photos were taken about an hour apart.
OTHER NH TRAIL AND TOWN WALKS
With the exception of dinner with one couple inside their home (we’ve been eating outside with them as much as possible throughout the pandemic), we’re otherwise eating only outside, including at the reopened-for-the-season Polyculture Brewing beer garden in Croydon and on the front porch of the New London Inn.
Zoom — and non-Zoom! with warmer weather
Still mostly on Zoom with friends far and near, but one group, a local poetry group that never met virtually, started meeting again, outside [photo of that by Loa W.].
I took part in many webinars this month, including ones on native plants (NH Audubon), gardening for wildlife (National Wildlife Federation), whales (New England Aquarium), circus art (Shelburne Museum, VT), “Mindful Looking” (Denver Museum of Art), and “Looking At Art” (Currier Museum, Manchester NH).