Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wildflower Walk


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It was a cold raw Memorial Day when I took a short hike around the wildlife pond at Beaver Brook Association in Hollis, NH.

Trail Head is located on Route 130 (Proctor Road) in Hollis, NH
Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
Ladyslipper (Cypripedium acaule) - our hardy orchid
I saw so many of these wonderful flowers on the walk.


I didn't have to get my feet wet

Along with the lady slipper, I spotted flower buds on a  mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia).  I intend to return when they are fully in bloom.
Starflower (Trientalis borealis)



It started to mist about half way into my walk, but I think it added to this photo's mood.

Beaver Brook is well named, this is one of several beaver lodges.

Lots of lily pads and a few yellow flowers.

Almost back to the car and the mist is turning to rain.

I never noticed this before on previous visits, the remains of a foundation in the woods.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pratt Mountain - A Winter's Day


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Memorial Day Observance 2017


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New Ipswich observed Memorial Day on May 21, 2017. The weather was beautiful and the black flies were tolerable. I attended the morning and afternoon ceremonies.

Smithville, New Ipswich

 
Once again Peter and Bonny-Jo Aho provided nissu, coffee and lemonadeat their home in Smithville, New Ipswich



Carl Toko, the governor of Smithville

The Somero brothers

Bonny-Jo

Scout Leaders

The morning parade had a float






Lance makes a point


Ceremony at South Cemetery in Smithville



The National Anthem was sung acappella,

Taps

Decorating the waters while the Navy Hymn was played 

Ollie Niemi has been organizing this observance for 20 years.

The Veesers at the New Ipswich Congregational Church

Afternoon ceremony at Central Cemetery

Boots on the ground




Nice to see so many people watching the observance


We had a band for the afternoon parade


Great place to watch a parade



New Ipswich Fire Department

Salute for the fallen

John Veeser sings Amazing Grace

Charlie Saari give the invocation

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