Monday, February 18, 2019

Skiing Low Plain Natural Area on a Snowy Day

I've had my old skis for over 20 years and never really liked them.  I finally went out and bought new back-country skis.  The technology has really changed in 20 years!

We went out into a beautiful fluffy snow to try out the new skis at Low Plain Natural Area, just down the road.  Life is good.


The trail head 

Coming out of the woods near the swamp

Heading out onto the swamp






One of the bird watching blinds - from the other side.





Sunday, February 17, 2019

Snow Coming

Went out for a walk on a sunny early spring day, all bright and shiny. By the time i got back home the clouds had moved in. Snow tomorrow!


Tannery Pond


Snow coming!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Morey

The sun was shining, the snow sparkling and crunchy, so off I went to Morey Pond on a late winter's morning.

Walking in from the road

Snowmobiles had packed down a nice trail


Lots of animal tracks.  This one is a vole.

Arriving at the pond

Mt Kearsarge is shy

Getting out on the ice









Heading back


These beech buds are starting to open.  One week until the groundhog announces spring!



Driving back 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Winter is Wonderful!

The sun showed up today, so off we went for a walk in the fresh air.  We walked to the post office.

Stepped outside, and the barn was framed by blue skies

This is what remains of the old School Pond

Cascade Brook was swarming with mallards.  Someone nearby feeds them

School Pond feeds Cascade Brook

Took the long way around, behind the church

Our destination

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sometimes Both

Sometimes it was snowing this afternoon, sometimes the sun was shining.  Sometimes both.  Went for a walk to Messer Pond in New London (NH).  This time we walked on the pond.  Ice is nice.







Saturday, January 5, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

At last!

After a miserable, wet autumn, the conditions were right (for a few hours) for some skiing.  There is a solid base, and last night an inch of powder fell.



Vole tracks.  Lots of voles, and deer mice, and weasels live here