Its the 13th, we arrived in Boston yesterday as scheduled and spent last evening and this morning walking around town. Nice town, very walkable and above all – warm! 80’s! Probably the warmest weather we’ll see the whole trip and we took full advantage of it. We stayed in the Beacon Hill area, which is apparently unique in that it’s shop owners put out bowls of water for passing dogs.

We’re at the airport now and the hiking poles and tent stakes have made it through all TSA stops, though they were questioned Continue reading “Boston”

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Fall Doth Approach

I’m not sure I’m real keen about this.  Emperor Geese began arriving last week.  I’ve never seen Emperor Geese here in September.  Perhaps some old-timers have, but in 20 years I’ve yet to see them before October, and some years it’s even November before their arrival. Their being here so early can’t be good.  And then there’s the snow.  Termination dust was visible this morning between northerly squalls, but termination dust in September isn’t particularly unusual.  What was disconcerting was the fact that the squalls were bringing snow – hard little pellets of it – at sea level and the snow was actually accumulating on the edges of the deck and in the window frames, on my windshield and in the yard.  Now that simply isn’t right. I think Shari and I need to find more firewood.

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