A Good Day for Egrets

On most days, when we walk along the bay shore, we see an egret or two.  And most often it is a large impressive common egret. The smaller snowy egret seems to prefer north bay waters and is less often seen near south bay shores.  But sometimes we get lucky. Today, one plucky little guy with the dark…

Meadowlark Sighting

Spring is here and so is the meadowlark. On our walk, we sighted a pair of meadowlarks sitting on the fence which surrounds the Firefighters’ Training Center.  Before I could turn on my camera, one flew away.  But the other sat there, posed for photos and happily serenaded us with song. We sighted the red shouldered…

Hawk Nest with Bay View

  On Sunday, March 8, 2015, as we walked along the waterfront trail, we were suddenly jerked out of our musings by wild hawk screechings. Pursued by two crows, a hawk buzzed past us and flew in a zig-zag pattern up the beach. Such a commotion! And what a reminder that we should broaden our…

1987 June – The Meeting

To say I meandered onto the veranda would be too corny. But meander I did. To the veranda. To bask in the early morning sun. A shadow carrying two coffees passed across my face. Through slits, I recognized Gerry and hoped he didn’t see my start. I smiled. “Hello.” “Do we know each other?” “No.…

Fool’s Lake

Monday’s Finish the Story begins with:  “Dropping her line into Fool’s Lake, she patiently waited for something to bite.” “I must help him.” With desperate perseverance, Julia found an old entrance into the dungeon. Edwin stumbled under the weighty yoke. Again, the whip stung his back. Later, her urgent whisper woke him. “Edwin. Shhh.” She…

1989 October (1)

“Hello?” “Darling. It’s Gerry.” “Whoever you are, it’s three a.m.” “It’s Gerry.” “Gerry? Really? You in the States?” “No. Berlin. The Wall is coming down.” “What wall?” “The Berlin Wall, Darling. I’ll be home soon.” “Home?” “Northampton.” “Oh.” “Is there a chance for us?” “A year ago, you ran out on our wedding. It was…