Monday, May 31, 2010

Early-May getaway

At the very beginning of May, Mr. T and I were fortunate enough to travel up to northern New Hampshire for a three-day getaway. Only one day was perfectly sunny, but we enjoyed every moment of our time away regardless of the weather. Here is just a glimpse of our trip.

We went for long walks every day, and took many shorter walks too. One of our favorite destinations was the beach -- only about a 15 minute walk. We sat at a picnic table and just took in the serenity of the scene. It was very relaxing.

At the cabin, our favorite place to be was on the dock down by the lake. Here's a dear little flower that was in the stone steps leading down to the water.

Mr. T enjoyed taking a kayak out one day. It was a good thing he chose this day, as all of the others were too windy to be out in a kayak with the water as cold as it was!

Forget-me-nots grow profusely this far north, though I have rarely seen any in our area. Last spring when we were up north we saw drifts of forget-me-nots in the woods. These were in a little flower bed near the cabin.

Our cabin was right on the lake shore. We saw loons several times a day, usually a pair of loons at a time. I only wish I could reproduce the beauty of their eerie call for you to hear. This is the best loon picture we got.

And that is just a very small glimpse of our refreshing early-May getaway!

2 comments:

Mrs. Doug said...

Wow, I love the new look of your blog. It's nice to make a change once in a while.

Your pictures from the getaway were beautiful too. It is nice and so refreshing to take some time away. You two really needed it too after all the craziness this winter and spring.

The loons do make a haunting yet comforting call. It reminds me of when we were kids living near the lake in Maine. We were quite a way away from the water's edge, but because there was a hill behind us somehow the sound carried and echoed off that hill. Another bird we had lots of were whippowill. That is another comforting sound to me. I have not heard any in so long. We had one in Ascutney one summer, but it didn't stay long... probably in route to somewhere else.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Mrs. D

Mrs.T said...

Thanks, Mrs. D! I love the new look too. I've been wanting to change it for a long time but thought it would be difficult and time-consuming. It's not at all! I've been enjoying the new look so much I've gone back and re-read some of my early posts. They all look so much better now!

I agree about the loon's call and the whipoorwill. We had one of those perch on the edge of our roof one time and just call for the longest time. He never returned, though. As a kid I remember hearing whipoorwills every night at our family's cottage out in the woods.

You have a great week too!

God bless,
Mrs.T