Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mary and Philippe

Mary and Philippe came to visit. They hadn't changed at all and had happy stories to tell about their grand children and their travels. We walked out to the knoll, spotting turtles on a rock in our neighbor's pond.

Gooseberry Point

Judy, Jessica, Susanna and I walked out to Gooseberry Point for a picnic, meeting Scott Johnston and his wife and daughter Hadley on the way. It was buggy on one side of the point and chilly on the other, but we held out long enough for the girls to sing a bit of Happy Birthday to me and see a few Cormorants on a rock.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Demerest Lloyd

Jessica rode my bike to Demerest Lloyd park and Judy and I drove over with a picnic lunch. On the way we found a field of yellow flowers that we thought were mustard. The beach was empty except for one seagull. We had sandwiches sitting on a log. Lobster for dinner.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Slocum River

After lunch in Padanarum Judy, Jessica and I walked along the Slocum River. Through the spring leaves we could see the river and marsh more clearly than in summer. We walked north into an area we hadn't seen before, feeling as though we were adding new territory to our estate. As we headed back to the car we found a stand of wild Jonquils, another secret garden.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


While I was napping, Judy discovered two Viburnums and two Beach Plums on the knoll.Later we walked out there and liberated them from the ever proliferating Rose. In the process we cleared a spot on top of the knoll from where we got a view down the river that we had never had before. On the way home we noticed that our neighbor had reinstalled his black cattle.

Monday, May 5, 2008


Driving away from the Empire Bottling Works after our annual trip to get some Lime Rickey for Judy and to visit the wonderful green bottling machine, we noticed a large stone arch at the end of a long straight road and so we discovered the Bristol cemetery. Small and shaded with very old trees, it is on what must be the highest point in Bristol and looks out over the bay. From there we drove down into town and had calamari on the bay in the bright, cool May sunshine.