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History of Great Brook Trail

 

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There were some of these beauties flying about, but I didn’t get my camera out until they left. Unusually more monarch butterflies this summer than the last three years. I saw them all over the place, which is great. This the first time though, that as caterpillars, they were in my garden feasting on the milkweed. I counted at least twelve of them.

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They are in their pupae stage now, which I have not been able to spot, but I hope they come around again as third generation ones. The picture below was taken in the summer of 2012.

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The image below was taken in the summer of 2013 of the bumble bee partaking in the hydrangea bush, their favorite this time of year.

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New Hampshire in the winter after a snow storm. Heavy wet snow and an overcast sky make for a chilly, contrasting image.

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This snow sticks to everything it touches, making space appear more ‘closed in’ and the air so very quiet, kind of like what fog does.

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It was only after I situated the aqua garden just so with irises, water lilies and stones that a frog came by.      Introducing Maurice, 2016summergarden43the star of the garden this summer. He is a bronze frog, green face and bronze body, very contemplative and still around even though it’s getting colder at night.

There was a mini Maurice as well, in the smaller pond.

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who disappeared a few weeks ago after being visited by big Maurice. Hummm…Hope he’s hibernating.

The Pickerel Frog who has a nice flashy coat

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is in front of the house. She seems to love this blue pot filled with water and Elephant Ears. It’s situated right under the porch light where moths gather. I’m guessing this frog is a “she” because smaller versions of herself were nearby for a while, until they ventured off to who knows where.

Stayed tuned for Part 2, In a small corner of the world, there is a garden, Summer 2016.

That’s right, more frogs, flowers and bees.

” All dreams spin out from the same web” ~ Native American Saying

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When you sit on this pier in Great Island Common, New Castle, the sky seems to wrap around you. This night, after a rain storm, a grand stage of clouds hovered over and just as the sun went down, it’s light set the sky on fire.

 

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