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Memorial Day weekend

I had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend, discounting some car trouble. (Today my car's in the shop, where I hope they'll find the coolant leak.) Here are my pictures. On the drive out to the lake, I noticed a lot of dead trees alongside the highway. It almost looked as though a forest fire had swept through the area, but apparently what I saw was caused by a return of the gypsy moths. A snowstorm early last winter knocked down a lot of large branches around our place.

We could have spent the whole weekend keeping track of the three cats: Fritz being curmudgeonly, Tornado Kitty being cute, and Oliver being rambunctious. Mostly we just chilled out by the water and read. It was the hottest Memorial Day in recent memory, and the thinned forest canopy hadn't filled in yet to provide the shade to which we were usually accustomed. The water temperature was probably around 60°F/16°C, so only crazy people went swimming. :) We did some kayaking, during which I saw a couple of big fish in the nearby cove. But the big wildlife sighting of the weekend was a muskrat swimming around. It may have been living under the neighbors' beached dock and been uprooted when they slid their dock into the water.

My 10-year high school reunion was this past weekend, but I can't say it bothered me already to have had other plans. For the interested, photos from that reunion are now online. (They're behind a registration wall, but bugmenot saves the day.)


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May. 31st, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
Ewwwww---gypsy moths! I hate those things. Looks like you had a nice weekend.

Can you figure out who some of the people are in the pictures from the reunion?

Would you be interested in doing something for the 4th of July?


May. 31st, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
you know, you do have an account to log in....

make something happen!

Jun. 1st, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
I have given into total apathy this year. I make very little happen these days. ~Ebola
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